Gary W. Simpson, age 63, of Ponce de Leon, Florida, passed away on August 19, 2012 in Yale New Haven Hospital. Gary was born on December 18, 1948 in Derby, CT a son of the late Arthur Simpson & Edith M. Weed Simpson-Bauer. He is survived by his daughter Marissa Fernandes of Groton; his sons, Michael Simpson & his wife Carin of North Haven and Jason Simpson & his wife Jeanmarie of Wallingford; his grandchildren Cheyenne & Hailey Simpson and his brother Terry Simpson of Hamden. Gary graduated from Eli Whitney Tech. in 1967. He served in the US Navy during the Vietnam War. A carpenter by trade, he was employed by the Carpenters Union Local 24. He resided in East Haven and North Haven before moving to Florida in 2004. His funeral and burial will be held privately with his family. Arrangements are in care of BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden. Contributions in Gary's memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 38 Richards Ave., Norwalk, CT 06854 or to the Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven Hospital, 20 York Street, New Haven, CT 06510.

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  1. Marissa – We are sorry for your loss, take comfort knowing your dad is no longer suffering and let old pictures and old memories help you smile and remember haapier times. Love Bruce & Kim

  2. Marissa and Family, We are very sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. We have been thinking of you and you are all in our prayers. Tracie and Steve

  3. Marissa and family, my sincere condolences on the passing of your Dad into his next journey of life. I too have lost both my parents and the loss can be a challenge to get through. Know that your Dad is smiling, laughing and loving every day with you all as you continue your lives until the day you meet again. BELIEVE! and always remember the SMILES! 🙂

  4. Marissa, Michael, and Jason – My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time. Rely on your memories to keep your smiles, he will be in your hearts always. Love you all – Kerri

  5. To Marissa and Family, we are so sorry to hear of your father’s passing our deepest sympathies in your time of loss. We’re praying for comfort for you at this time. The Johnson Family

  6. Marissa, Michael and Jason, We were so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Pat and I have some very fond memories of growing up and going to school with your Dad. He was a good friend and will truly be missed.

  7. Mike and Carin, We are so sorry to hear of Gary’s passing. He was a wonderful man. May his spirit live on in our hearts forever.

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