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Carla Jean Simonds, 69

Jan. 8, 1952- Jan. 12, 2021

Carla Simonds

ONEONTA – Carla Jean Simonds, 69, passed away Wednesday morning, Jan. 13, 2021, at Bassett Hospital, Cooperstown.

She was born Jan. 8, 1952, in Oneonta, the daughter of Clifford and Letha (Beers) Hulbert.

Carla married Paul Simonds on Oct. 14, 1972, at the First United Methodist Church, Oneonta.

She worked as an LPN at the Oneonta Nursing Home for many years and later for Otsego County Public Health.  She also worked as a Private Duty Nurse for many families in the area.

Carla was a devoted daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend who loved everyone.  She will be sorely missed.

Carla is survived by her husband of 49 years, Paul of West Oneonta.  Also surviving are her son, Shane (Marisa) Simonds of Otego, and her daughters, Heather (Peter) Powell of Ballston Spa and Tricia Simonds of West Oneonta; grandchildren, Anessia Simonds, Hailey Powell, Jaclyn Simonds, Anthony Powell and Brody Powell; a brother, Randolph (Susena) Hulbert of Milford; a sister-in-law, Janice Hulbert of Naples, Fla., and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was predeceased by her parents, Clifford and Letha Hulbert, her siblings, Patricia McAdams, Harry Hulbert and Vaughn Hulbert.

Calling hours will be 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 22 at the Lewis, Hurley & Pietrobono Funeral Home, 51 Dietz St., Oneonta, please wear a face covering, maintain social distancing and be prepared to wait to enter the building.  The funeral service will be private.  Interment will be at the Cook Cemetery in the spring.

Donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or Make a Wish Foundation, Gift Processing. 1702 East Highland Ave., Suite 400, Phoenix, AZ 85016,

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  1. Steve and I are so sorry to hear of mother in law passing. Our prayers to you and your family.
    Linda and Steve

  2. So sorry for your loss she will be greatly missed by many. Carla was a beautiful woman many memories of our camp families. Prayers to you Paul and the rest of the family.

  3. I’m so sorry for your loss. Paul, you & your family, are all in my thoughts & prayers. Carla was such a sweet, funny & fun person to be around, we loved playing cards, camping. It was so wonderful growing up, all those years, with Carla & you & her family. Her bright smile will be sorely missed…..

  4. Nicholas and I are so sorry to hear the loss of Carla. Paul and Carla were always the nicest people while we were in New York. Condolences to the entire family.

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