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In Memory of

Dennie L. Simons,

January 22, 1923 - November 29, 2016

Obituary


Dennie L. Simons, Jr. D.D.S. passed away peacefully at Greenwich Hospital on November 29, 2016. Born in Bertie County North Carolina on January 22, 1923, he was the son of the late Reverend Dennie L. Simons Sr. and Florida Jenkins Simons.

Dennie received his elementary and secondary education in the public schools of Bertie County, North Carolina. He graduated from North Carolina Central College in Durham, North Carolina with a B.S. degree in biology and later completed a year of post graduate work at North Carolina Central College in biology. Upon completion of his...

Dennie L. Simons, Jr. D.D.S. passed away peacefully at Greenwich Hospital on November 29, 2016. Born in Bertie County North Carolina on January 22, 1923, he was the son of the late Reverend Dennie L. Simons Sr. and Florida Jenkins Simons.

Dennie received his elementary and secondary education in the public schools of Bertie County, North Carolina. He graduated from North Carolina Central College in Durham, North Carolina with a B.S. degree in biology and later completed a year of post graduate work at North Carolina Central College in biology. Upon completion of his post graduate work, Dennie went to The Howard University School of Dentistry in Washington, D.C. where he received his dental degree.

Dr. Simons completed an Internship at The Guggenheim Clinic and Foundation in New York, New York and a Residency at Mansfield State Hospital in Mansfield, Connecticut. Dennie was then called to active duty in the U.S. Army Dental Corp as a Captain. During his tenure in the army Dennie served in the combat zone in Korea. While in the army, he received the Korean Service Medal With Bronze Service Star, the United Nations Service Medal and the Occupational Service Medal. After discharge from the army, Dennie was with the Public Health Service in Virginia.

Dr. Simons opened his dental practice in Greenwich in 1954. He practiced dentistry for 53 years and contributed his professional skills at the Greenwich Hospital Dental Clinic for 50 years. He was a kind, compassionate person who loved practicing dentistry, loved his patients and was always thrilled when he successfully completed a challenging dental case.

Dr. Simons served as President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer of the Greenwich Dental Society; President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer of the Western Fairfield County Dental Society; as well as President and Vice President of the Greenwich Rotary Club. Dennie also was bestowed the honor of being named a Paul Harris Fellow by Rotary International.

In addition to his many professional awards, Dennie had the honor of receiving The First Baptist Church of Greenwich, "Unsung Hero Award" for quiet unselfish generosity to First Baptist Church. James A. Lash, First Selectman of the Town of Greenwich proclaimed January 12, 2007 to be Dr. Dennie L. Simons, D.D.S Day in the town of Greenwich.

During his life in Greenwich, Dennie held memberships in The Academy of General Dentistry, The American Dental Association, Connecticut State Dental Association, Peer Review Board and Patient Relations Committee of the Greenwich Dental Society, and the Board of Directors of The Greenwich Council of The Boy Scouts Of America. In addition, Dennie was a member of The Connecticut Guardsmen and was a founding member of the Stamford Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity.

Dennie was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Mildred Simons. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Mollie Garland Simons, his brothers and sisters-in-law, Kenneth and Lillian De Witt and Benjamin and Jeanette Garland, numerous nephews, nieces and cousins.

A service of remembrance and celebration of life will be held on Saturday, December 17th at 11am at First Presbyterian Church of Stamford,1101 Bedford Street, Stamford, CT. The family would like to give special thanks to the staffs of River House, The Nathaniel Witherell and Greenwich Hospital for providing a warm and caring environment for Dennie during his illness. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Dennie's memory to River House, 125 River Road Extension, Cos Cob, CT 06807