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Marie Nappi Simard

10/01/1938 - 07/26/2021


Obituary For Marie Nappi Simard

Marie "Peachie" (Nappi) Simard, 82, of Bristol, RI, passed away, Monday, July 26, 2021, at the Miriam Hospital, Providence. She was the wife of the late Richard J. Simard Sr Born in Bristol, RI, she was the daughter of the late Nicholas and Mary (Paiva) Nappi. Marie, or Peachie as her many friends and some family called her, worked as a caretaker at the James L. Maher Center, in Bristol, for 25 years. This was a perfect fit for her as she was always the caretaker, and often had difficulty allowing care to be given when she needed it. She was a Communicant of St. Elizabeth's Church in Bristol. She spent many years as a chaperone for Drum and Bugle Corps, which her beloved husband of 50+ years, and both children were involved in. Of course as a Bristolian, the 4th of July was "her" holiday, and enjoyed many celebrations at Independence Park on Thames St Bristol. Marie also loved visiting Disney World and cruising on the Disney Cruise Line. She often gets notes from former servers on the ship on how she brightened their day. But it was spending time with her family that really brought her the most happiness, because "no one had children and 5 perfect grandchildren like she did". The love she had for children and them for her was remarked on by many over the last couple of years. She is survived by a son, Richard J. Simard Jr and his wife Rosemarie of Woonsocket, RI, a daughter, Elaine M. Berling of Warwick, RI, two brothers, Jesse Nappi and Jack Nappi both of Bristol, RI, a sister, Cynthia Carvara of Bristol, RI, predeceased by 3 brothers, Junior Nappi, Russel Nappi, and Tony Nappy, five grandchildren, Amy, RJ, Brittney, Nicholas, and Anthony, and three great grandchildren, Skyla, Nikki, and Rozalynne. Calling hours will be held on Sunday, August 1, 2021, from 4-7PM at Smith Funeral & Memorial Services, 8 Schoolhouse Rd., Warren. Funeral services will be held on Monday, August 2, 2021, at 10:30 AM, from Smith Funeral & Memorial Services, 8 Schoolhouse Rd., Warren, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM, in St. Elizabeth's Church, 277 Wood St., Bristol, RI. Burial will take place in St. Mary's Cemetery, Chestnut Street, Bristol. Information/On-line condolences please visit-

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  • 08/03/2021

    Mrs Simard, I know how much you loved your kids and any child you came in contact with including me and my family. You, my Mom and I used to have some god laughs on Monday nights when we would come to see you. You wil be in my thoughts and prayers forever.

  • 07/29/2021

    Always the caretaker you were, I appreciated the kindness that you and your family showed me when I was in college. I'd laugh when you reminded me of how perfect Elaine was. I admired your deep commitment and devotion to family. You brought a love for life, your sense of humor and a caring heart. You will be missed.

  • 07/29/2021

    Marie, enjoyed your company while the boys sang barbershop. My deepest sympathy to your family. RIP Dottie Blais

  • 07/29/2021

    Rick, I just read your mom passed. I am so sorry. On behalf of my family, Sandy and I would like to offer our sincerest condolences on her passing. May her memory serve as a blessing to all who knew her. May she rest in light and love throughout eternity .... Blessings to you all, my friend ❤🙏✝

  • 07/29/2021

    To Marie's (Peachie) Family: Kindly accept my sympathy in your loss of Marie (Peaches). I only knew her for the time she was at Franklin Court but during that time we became friends and she was such a character. Peachie had her own personality that drew you toward her for within her one found laughter and joyful memories she spoke of that brought out a glow in her eyes for these memories were one of the most important things she had left in her life to hang on to. How we spoke so lovingly of her children and how she loved them and of her Anthony who was the Apple of her eye. Peaches was loved by many and she will be missed by the same. I want to thank you Peaches for the precious time I got to spend with you, now is your time to rest and enjoy your peace in a better place than what we now live in. You have completed your journey one yet we have to complete. May you hang in tight and wait patiently for the day when you will be reunited with your family and pick up where you left off, but this time, you'll start a new life together again only it'll be forever! God bless.

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