ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Francis Simon, 72 years old, born on October 4, 1946, and passed away on April 22, 2019. We will remember him forever.
Posted by Shumona Shimi on October 5, 2020
A couple of us went to the Bronx Night Market this past Saturday and from the corner of my eye I thought I saw you walking down Fordham. It took me a minute to realize it couldn't be you! The the next morning I got an email about your bday and texted the group. You've made such an impact in our lives that we can't even walk by Fordham without thinking of you!  Happy Bday Francis <3 <3 We love you and miss you!
Posted by lorna hunte on October 4, 2020
Today is your birthday brother wishing you a happy birthday.. I also miss getting my birthday card in the mail as you usually did for my birthday. You left such an impact on your family and you will be forever missed. We love you and we miss you so much brother. RIP
Posted by Clare Berenato on April 30, 2019
Francis you will truly be missed. We always loved coming into the cafe and seeing your face. You were always the one greeting the students, faculty, staff, and guests and made them feel welcome. Thank you for your service to Fordham University and our community. Rest in peace.
-Fordham Women's Basketball
Posted by Patricia Allinger on April 25, 2019
Francis we have been together at Fordham for over 30 years. I am going to miss our talks on the phone at night. Your call to me at 7:00 in the morning to pick up something from Rite-Aid. Our many chats in the cafeteria, your beautiful smile and your kindness to everyone. Francis you can now rest in peace. You will be truly missed. Love you Pat
Posted by Nikki Nunez on April 25, 2019
Francis, you meant a lot to a whole lot of people. You left an impact on Fordham University that will always be remembered. You always had a funny joke or something to say to make everyone's day brighter. I will forever cherish the Trini keychain you gave me and my old roommate (and our many interesting talks with you about Trinidad). May you rest in peace and God be with your family.
Posted by Alyson Chain on April 24, 2019
Francis, you have no idea the impact you made on so many of us at Fordham. To others it may seem like a small detail, but for those of us who struggled to afford even being on that campus - your generosity and kindness meant the world. You really took care of us, and I am so grateful for you. Rest in Paradise to our dear friend
Posted by Shumona Shimi on April 24, 2019
Words can not express the sadness I felt when I received that text message about your passing. Francis you have always been so kind and so loving. Everyone at Fordham will miss you. It's been 8 years since I graduated and still I look for you when I go to campus!  We love you Francis. 
Posted by Kirk Howard on April 23, 2019
You will be forever missed Uncle Francis. Thanks for being a great uncle. Thanks for letting me in your room early hours of the morning to watch cartoons, buying me NY pizza from the shop across the street in Manhattan and always showing me the positive side of life. God bless you. Love, your nephew, Kirky.

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Posted by Shumona Shimi on October 5, 2020
A couple of us went to the Bronx Night Market this past Saturday and from the corner of my eye I thought I saw you walking down Fordham. It took me a minute to realize it couldn't be you! The the next morning I got an email about your bday and texted the group. You've made such an impact in our lives that we can't even walk by Fordham without thinking of you!  Happy Bday Francis <3 <3 We love you and miss you!
Posted by lorna hunte on October 4, 2020
Today is your birthday brother wishing you a happy birthday.. I also miss getting my birthday card in the mail as you usually did for my birthday. You left such an impact on your family and you will be forever missed. We love you and we miss you so much brother. RIP
Posted by Clare Berenato on April 30, 2019
Francis you will truly be missed. We always loved coming into the cafe and seeing your face. You were always the one greeting the students, faculty, staff, and guests and made them feel welcome. Thank you for your service to Fordham University and our community. Rest in peace.
-Fordham Women's Basketball
his Life

A Success Story

Francis Simon emigrated from Trinidad and Tobago ( where he lived with his Dad Donald Simon) to The United States and live in the Columbia University area of New York City with the help of his Mother Vincenette Vivian Garcia. He worked Fordham University in the Bronx borough of New York City. He was a Fordham football and basketball fan. He often offered tickets to a Fordham Rams game. Sometimes the home games or basketball tournaments would be at Madison Square Garden instead of on campus. He won a Most Valuable Employee award. He worked at Fordham for over 20 years. He is survived by his sisters Jean Howard and Lorna Simon Hunte.

His Nephews Roger Hunte, Ken Howard, and Kirk Howard.

His Nieces Renee Karlene Hunte, Noella Howard.

His Grand Nieces Gabrielle Guedon and Alexis Hunte.

His Grandnephew Andrew Hunte.

His great grand nephew Joshua Dillon.


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He Believed in Helping People

Shared by Roger Hunte on April 23, 2019

He had many opportunities to help his family as well as others. First played the steel drum also known as the Pan an instrument invented in Trinidad, and has been used in Orchestra's, and a famous "Pan" or steel drum ensemble played Lincoln Center. It was a huge cultural win for Trinidad as well a win in entertainment for New Yorker, as we are a Nation of Immigrants, and New York is the home of Ellis Island and The Statue of Liberty. There are many Trinidadians in Brooklyn and there a West Indian Day parade he attended the yearly mini Carnival on Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn New York, as well as Miami Florida, and Toronto Canada..with traditional Trinidadian Calypso music in bands, and food, which mimics the Carnival in Trinidad, Brazil, The Bahamas as well the US Virgin Islands. He was a great family member who could always be counted on to offer assistance and resources in times of need.