Gisela E. Simmons

September 27, 1938 - January 21, 2019

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A Graveside Service will be held later in the spring.

Gisela E. Simmons, 80, of Middle Branch Drive in Alfred, died peacefully on January 21, 2019 at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough.

Gisela was born on September 27, 1938 in East Germany, the daughter of Hermann and Gisela E. (Dwelley) Friedrich.

Gisela came to the United States in 1965 as a young woman in her 20’s. She was married to Robert R. Simmons in 1989 and together they operated the Alfred Gas and Grille. Gisela was generous to a fault and loved to bake. Though she never had her own children, she adored them and was supportive of children’s activities and was an adoptive Grammy to many of her friend’s kids.

Gisela enjoyed dancing, eating pizza followed by a fine piece of chocolate. She and Bob had a memorable trip to Hawaii and she could always be found with her two Doberman pinscher’s dogs. Of course, she spoiled them with love and doggie treats.

Gisela was a happy and positive person. She enjoyed her stay with her friends in Springvale; which kept her mind and spirit engaged. She was feisty and even had agreed to have her hair colored – in purple!

She has now entered into eternal rest and will be missed by her neighbors and friends.

A Graveside Service will be held later in the spring.

The Autumn Green Funeral Home is respectfully handling arrangements.


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