Rose Reguera Simon

Rose Reguera Simon, of Newton, passed away peacefully on May 2nd at the age of 94 and 11 months.  Beloved wife of Myron (Myke) Simon for 68 years; devoted mother and mother-in-law of Laurel and John Bobrowich, Amy and the late Eric Berg, Ethan and Marcy Simon; caring grandmother of David and Eli Bobrowich, Sonia and Charlotte Berg, Samantha and Erica Simon; devoted sister to Dolores Blumstein and the late Pearl Matthews; and loving aunt. Rose developed long-lasting friendships with numerous people and will be missed by many. Until her final waking moments she was extremely alert and able to say farewell to those she loved.  After graduating from Simmons College (1945) with a degree in biology, she worked at Merck and then at the Boston University Medical Center with Isaac Asimov and William Boyd.  In the ensuing years, while raising a family, she involved herself in many pursuits including advocating for various environmental and political issues (such as drinking water fluoridation) with the League of Women Voters, teaching English as a second language, participating in the Newton Reading Club, and working in the real estate field.  Throughout her life she valued and modeled the importance of education and learning, cultivated a love of science and gardening, and enjoyed spending time in New London, NH.  For more than 40 years her famous Thanksgiving dinner tradition, always accompanied by blueberry pie made with Messer Pond berries, created and nurtured a strong and loving extended family. She also created an enduring and lasting multi-generational connection with her relatives in Spain. Most recently she was a resident of Lasell Village in Auburndale, MA, where she continued to promote awareness of environmental issues through the Green Team. In lieu of flowers, donations “In memory of Rose R. Simon” may be made to Simmons College (, the Newton Public Library Foundation (, or to the Lasell Village Benevolent Fund.  Memorial service will be at Temple Shalom of Newton on Monday, May 6th at 11 AM followed by burial at Sharon Memorial Park. Shiva will occur at the home of Laurel and John Bobrowich on May 6th from 4 – 8 pm and on May 7th from 5 – 8 pm.





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