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Simon, Douglas

 Simon, Douglas

It is with great sadness that the family of Douglas E. Simon announces his sudden passing on Friday, November 24th at the age of 55.  Doug will forever by remembered by his devoted wife of 22 years, Joyce McGrew Simon; his three adoring sons, Kyle M., Nicholas B., and Jacob R. Simon; his loving parents, Louise A. and Al Lawrence; his two sisters, Karen L. Johnson and Susan Vale; his brother Steven Lawrence; several special nieces and nephews, and too many friends to count.  He was preceded in death by his father, Paul A. Simon and his brother, Bobby Lawrence.

A third generation resident of Westwood, Doug was very involved with Troop 1 Islington Boy Scouts, and especially enjoyed attending countless campouts with his sons and their friends.  He was a great cook and was well-known for his clam chowder.  An all-around “man’s man”, Doug loved to work in his yard, tinker with cars with his best friend Mark, and build stuff with his other best friend Gregg.  He also enjoyed riding his motorcycle with his “gang” of special friends.

Doug attended Northeastern University and worked as an IT Project Manager for a hotel chain in Boston.  Doug was retired from the US Coast Guard, and was a proud member of the Patriot Guard Riders.

Friends and family are invited to attend a celebration of Doug’s life on Sunday, December 3rd from 10 am to 2:00 pm with a memorial service at 1PM the Folsom Funeral Home, 649 High Street, Westwood, MA.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Our Military Kids, 6861 Elm Street, Suite 2A, McLean, VA 22101.

Guestbook Entries

  1. john logiudice
    November 28th, 2017 | 6:27 pm

    Joyce, So very sorry to hear of Doug’s passing, may time be good to you and your boys.
    Sincerely, John Logiudice

  2. November 28th, 2017 | 7:52 pm

    A great friend and I remember all the fun things we did growing up. You will missed. Rest In Peace

  3. Frank J Kelly
    November 28th, 2017 | 8:18 pm

    I worked with Doug for a number of years at Nokia and he impressed me as someone who was knowledgeable, friendly and a great manager. He always followed up and when he popped into your cube to check on how things were going he was a great conversationalist. He was instrumental in us getting our software product our to production and with high quality and repeatability and was always genuinely interested in listening to people and understanding what was going on in work on in their lives.

    A good man, gone far too soon.

    My condolences

    Frank Kelly

  4. Cheryl Martineau
    November 28th, 2017 | 10:11 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all… Please know that you are loved and we are all here to help you through anything that comes ahead… ❤️

  5. Tom blaskowski
    November 28th, 2017 | 11:38 pm


    So sorry to hear the news about Doug. We are so sorry.

  6. Paul Rooney
    November 29th, 2017 | 8:30 am

    Doug, you will be missed by many.. You were always a true gentlemen and a true shipmate.. rest east my friend we have the watch !

  7. Ginger
    November 29th, 2017 | 10:32 am

    Joyce, Words are not enough to express my deepest sorrow for this unexpected and heartbreaking loss for you and your family. My thoughts and prayers will be with you and your sons for a long time to come. Fondly,Ginger

  8. Amy Allin
    November 29th, 2017 | 10:44 am

    My prayers and love to the family during this difficult time.

  9. Susan Deranian
    November 29th, 2017 | 1:06 pm

    Joyce, Very saddened by the news of Doug’s passing. May you take comfort in knowing that Doug’s strong influence has touched your sons’ lives. In Peace, Susan Deranian

  10. Ber
    November 29th, 2017 | 2:22 pm

    Heartfelt Sympathies Joyce.& family. Heart breaking news on the loss of your fond husband. And dad to boys. I am so sorry for you all. May Doug’s fond memories keep you strong forever n always. Ber In Ireland.

  11. Heather Gentille
    November 29th, 2017 | 3:25 pm

    Joyce, thinking of you and everyone who loved your husband. I am so very sorry for your loss. Xo, Heather

  12. Christine Thome
    November 29th, 2017 | 8:56 pm

    Joyce- Thinking of you & the boys during this difficult time. Praying for you all & sending much love.

  13. Marjorie Steele
    November 30th, 2017 | 8:35 am

    Louise and Al, Dave and I are so sorry for the loss of your son. I did not know him Louise but he was your son and our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. We love you. Your cousin Marge & Dave Steele.

  14. Ramon & Beth
    November 30th, 2017 | 3:23 pm

    Joyce. We cannot imagine how hard this is. Our hearts go out to you. You are in our thoughts all the time now. We are here for you and the boys.

    Ramon & Beth

  15. Louise Tharrett
    December 1st, 2017 | 9:06 am

    Joyce, Kyle, Nick and Jake, Our hearts break at this impossible loss for all of you. You knew as soon as you met Doug that he was a good and decent man who so clearly loved life and his family.

    The Griffiths

  16. Priya Gampa
    December 1st, 2017 | 6:27 pm

    I worked with Doug at Nokia. I was very much in shock and also very saddened by the news. Doug was a wonderful person that i cannot forget. He was always so full of life and a person of great values. Doug always spoke so fondly of his family. He will be missed. My heartfelt condolences to Joyce and his sons.

  17. Joanne Shear
    December 1st, 2017 | 11:07 pm

    So sorry for you loss. Many prayers for you and your family.


  18. Clarke Thompson
    December 2nd, 2017 | 6:14 pm

    Doug was a big bear of a guy, always smiling and always willing to pitch in to help anyone who needed it. We worked together at NU in Information Services and Doug was a true professional in an environment with too many amateurs (like me).
    Joyce, hope you and the boys can get through this okay. I’m pretty sure Doug would want that too.
    Clarke Thompson

  19. Margo Gidney
    December 2nd, 2017 | 8:03 pm

    Joyce, with tears in my eyes after a thoughtful phone call today!! I am Sooooo Sorry to hear about Doug!! My heart is broken for you and everyone who loved him!! Lots of GREAT times and memories! I think about you often and to hear this sad NEWS I am so sad! I just want you to know you all are loved very much from all your friends!! ❤️

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