Eleanor Jean Simpson, a resident of Dennisport, Mass., formerly of Rye, passed away peacefully on December 27, 2017.

Born in Port Chester, N.Y. on April 16, 1937, she was the daughter of Frank and Nellie Wood.

She worked for Bass River Optometrics in Orleans, Mass., for over 34 years. In 1955, she married Richard D. Simpson.

Mrs. Simpson was predeceased by her husband of 55 years, and is survived by her children, Jeffrey (Christie) Simpson and Tammy Simpson; five grandchildren: Sara Rohinsky, Brian and Jayden Simpson, and Kasey and Gillian Cuddy; and a great-granddaughter, Kate Rohinsky.

The family received friends at Graham Funeral Home in Rye on December 30.

A memorial service in Cape Cod will be held at a future date.

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