Edgar Roger Simoneau, 90, died at his residence on April 14, 2013 following a period of declining health. Born in Laconia on February 21, 1923 one of seventeen children of Albert and Marie L. [Hupee] Simoneau.
Edgar was raised in Plymouth attending local schools. He entered the U.S. Navy on September 29, 1941 and served until December 17, 1946. He was a plank owner on the USS Emmons, while on the Emmons he participated in many missions including the invasion of North Africa, Normandy, Southern France, and at the last battle off the coast of Okinawa Japan, the Emmons was sunk on April 6, 1945, and rediscovered by divers in 2007.
He was employed at Rochester Shoe Tree for 28 years retiring in 2012. Edgar was a member of the Dupuis-Cross Post #15 American Legion in Ashland, the VFW, and DD457/DMS22 USS Emmons Association.
He is survived by his children, 3 daughters, Linda Streeter and Judy Little of Campton, and Elizabeth “Betty” Wallace of Hampton, NH and son Edgar “Gerard” Simoneau of Plymouth, MA. His sisters Irene Wilkie of Plymouth, NH and Anita Gray of Ashland, NH and brother Clement Simoneau of Sanford, ME. Grampy to Nicole de la Torre, Bradley Chant, Adriane and Michael Wallace. Many nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held on Saturday April 20, 2013 from 11am -1pm at the Dupuis Funeral Home 11 Hill Avenue in Ashland, a Graveside service with Military Honors will follow at Trinity Church Yard Cemetery Route 175 in Holderness.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the USS Emmons Association, c/o E.L. Hoffman, Jr., 4033 Pine Hurst, Northampton, PA 18067