Harriet Simon, 85, passed peacefully at home surrounded by family on Saturday, April 6, 2019. Harriet was born April 15, 1933, in St. Stephen, New Brunswick, to Lawrence Brooks Varney and Virginia Power Varney and graduated from Shead Memorial High School in Eastport in 1952. After working in Eastport businesses J.J. Newberry, John Robbins Law Office and Maine Pearl Essence for a number of years, she met and married Rev. Robert Simon in 1968. In addition to being a devoted wife and mother, Harriet assisted her husband for 30 years in Maine pastorates in Eastport, Greenville and Milbridge. She was a 55-year honorary lifetime member of the Seaside Temple of Pythian Sisters and the Order of Eastern Star. The Simons retired to Ellsworth in 2004.
Predeceased by her parents, brother Arthur Varney of Eastport and husband Robert Simon, survivors include her son Brooks (Tim) Simon, her daughter, Patricia Chubbuck and husband, Kenneth, granddaughters Deanna Hoskins and husband, Christopher, Ashley Wood and husband, Elijah, and her beloved great-grandson, Watson (son of Deanna and Christopher). Harriet’s many friends and family will miss her dearly.
The family would like to express their sincere gratitude for the warmth and kindness shown to Harriet and family by the many medical and hospice staff members during her treatment. They would especially like to thank her angels, Wendy and Heidi, whom Harriet truly adored, for their affectionate care.
At Harriet’s request, a graveside memorial will take place at a later date, where both she and husband Robert Simon will be laid to rest together in a joint burial in their final resting place of Hillside Cemetery, Eastport.
In lieu of flowers, please donate in Harriet’s memory to First Congregational Church, P.O. Box 12, Ellsworth, ME 04605.
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