Theresa H. (Bowes) Simms, age 83

of Braintree

Theresa H. (Bowes) Simms, age 83

Theresa H. “Terry” (Bowes) Simms, age 83, of Braintree, formerly of South Boston, died peacefully, Friday, May 21, 2021, at South Shore Hospital in Weymouth, surrounded by her loving family.

Theresa was born in Boston, to the late Joseph A. and Isabelle J. (Currie) Bowes. Raised and educated in Dorchester and South Boston, she was a graduate of the Jeremiah E. Burke High School. She had lived in Braintree for over twenty years, previously in South Boston for many years.

Terry was primarily a homemaker who was devoted to her family. As a young woman, she was employed as a clerical typist for several years.

Terry was a member of the Grove Circle Lunch Bunch, comprised of a group of friends from her neighborhood. A devout Catholic, she was a longtime parishioner of Saint Francis of Assisi Parish in Braintree.

Terry was devoted to her family, actively supporting their many activities and accomplishments. She enjoyed planning parties, especially showers and christenings. Terry also enjoyed attending flea markets and yard sales. She was a loyal fan of the New England Patriots.

Beloved wife for sixty-four years of Edwin J. “Butch” Simms.

Devoted mother of Michael E. Simms and his wife Mary of Braintree, Steven J. Simms and his wife Susan of Milton.

Loving grandmother of Victoria, Alexander, and Courtney Simms; Marissa, Nicholas, Benjamin, Rebecca, and Noah Simms.

Cherished great grandmother of Jayden.

One of four siblings, she was the dear sister of Leo Bowes and his wife Sue, the late William Bowes and his surviving wife Patricia, and the late Thomas Bowes and his surviving wife Lorraine.

Terry is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and their families.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Saint Francis of Assisi Church, 856 Washington Street, Braintree, on Monday, May 24, at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Interment to follow at Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.

For those who wish, donations in Theresa’s memory may be made to the John Adams HealthCare Center Activities Fund, 211 Franklin Street, Quincy, MA 02169.


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  • Though my heart is heavy with your passing, I know you are where you belong in the Loving arms of Jesus whom you loved and served for a long time. I will cherish all our long talks, beautiful lunches together, and all your wisdom you shared. Your love for your family is endless.
    Though you are gone and I am left with my memories, they now become a treasure I will hold deep in my heart
    I will miss you dearly Aunt Terry. Rest in peace.
    Love Cheryl

  • Dear Alex, We are so sorry to learn of the passing of your beautiful Grandmother. We hope you keep the cherished memories going of all the wonderful times spent with her. You now have a beautiful forever Angel above who will be making sure you are always safe.. Our deepest condolences to you and your family. Love, Shelly and Casey Dinneen

  • Butch, Mike and Mary, Victoria, Alex, and Courtney. thinking of you all during this time. Teresa was a sweet, caring, gentle soul. She always had a smile and kind words for everyone. We will miss talking with her at all the Simms family gatherings.