Robert Simoneau Obituary, Death – Robert P. Simoneau passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on August 24, 2023. He was born at home on January 15, 1951 to Ivan and Leona (Decoteau) Simoneau as the youngest of eight children. In 1972, he married his first wife and had three children. He later went on to marry Gloria J. (Fowler) Simoneau on April 5, 1986 and together they raised six children. He was a logger by career working for Durgin and Crowl for many years before starting his own firewood business.
One of his proudest moments in logging was that he helped clear the land that the new and now Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center is built on. He was an avid hunter and fishman and loved going to camp at Hillcrest Campground on Otter Creek that was part of Lake Champlain. Always catching some of the biggest fish. His other passion in life was four wheeling in lifted trucks, playing in the mud with each of his six children and many friends.
He loved it when each of his 19 grandchildren would visit him at camp and sit on the bank of the creek and fish with him. As time went on they would add 29 great grandchildren to the already big family. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Gloria J. Simoneau and all six of his children; Tracey (Kirk) Simoneau and 4 children, Bobby (Casey) Simoneau and 1 child, Robert (Cristi) LaFont and 3 children, Dale (Ginny) West and 4 children, Shawn Simoneau and 4 children, Justina Stillwell and 3 children, along with the 29 great grandchildren and 2 of his eight siblings, his sister Joanne Greenwood and his brother Joe Simoneau.