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Edward Joseph "Ed" Simmons

July 24, 1934 - October 1, 2018

Edward Joseph “Ed” Simmons, age 84, of Indianapolis, passed away on Monday, October 1, 2018. He was born on July 24, 1934 in Hoosic Falls, New York. Ed was a longtime professional bartender at the Torch Lounge, Teller’s Cage, and Mon Reve before he and his wife established ED + MARGIE’S CAFE in Indianapolis. He was a New York Yankees fan, and will be very much missed by his family and friends.

Ed is survived by his wife of 43 years: Margie Simmons of Indianapolis; children: Edward J. (Jean) Simmons, Jr. of Pittsfield, Massachusetts, Diane Curran of Indianapolis, Sherri (Al) Dean of Indianapolis, and J.D. (Diana) Holly of New Palestine; sister: Arlene (Charles) Cudsworth of Worthington, Massachusetts; 7 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents and brother: William Simmons.

A visitation will be held on Friday, October 5, 2018 from 3:00 p.m. until the time of prayers at 4:30 p.m. at Simplicity Funeral & Cremation Care, 7520 Madison Ave., Indianapolis, IN. 46227.

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