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Susan  Kierstead Simmons
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Obituary for Susan Kierstead Simmons

Cape Elizabeth- Susan Kierstead Simmons , 71, passed away July 21, 2018 surrounded by her loving family.

She was born October 31, 1946, in Portland, the daughter of the late Paul and Edna Kierstead. She graduated from South Portland High School in 1965. She started her insurance career at Maine Bonding and Casualty, retiring from United Insurance Group in 2008.

Susan’s greatest love was her family. She enjoyed cooking for, and spending time with her children, grandchildren, and siblings.

She is survived by her loving husband of 38 years, Hartley Simmons and three children, Michele (and John) Sowerby, Michael Curran, and Ryan (and Sarah) Curran, along with her six grandchildren, Brad and Brooke Sowerby, Julia and Daniel Curran, and Ian and Sam Curran. Susan is also survived by her loving sisters and brother, Sandra (and David) Skillings, Paula (and Christopher) Walsh, her twin sister Barbara (and Paul) Curran, Jane (and Paul) Robie, and Paul (and Grace) Kierstead, along with nine nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours celebrating Susan’s life will be held on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 from 11:00am to 1:00pm at the Conroy-Tully Walker South Portland Chapel, 1024 Broadway, South Portland. A memorial service will follow at the chapel at 1:00pm. Burial will be private. To view Susan’s memorial page, or to share an online condolence, please visit

Those who wish may make memorial contributions in Susan’s memory to: Make A Wish Foundation, 477 Congress Street, Suite M1, Portland, ME 04101

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Visiting Hours




11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Conroy-Tully Walker Funeral Home - South Portland Chapel

1024 Broadway
South Portland, ME 04106

Memorial Service




1:00 PM
Conroy-Tully Walker Funeral Home - South Portland Chapel

1024 Broadway
South Portland, ME 04106

Memorial Contribution

Make A Wish Foundation

477 Congress Street
Portland, ME 04101

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