ST. ALBANS — Mr. Melvin D. “Mel” Simmons, age 74, passed away Monday morning, Jan. 16, 2017 at the University Of Vermont Hospital. He was born in California, son of the late Melvin W. and Nelquin (Dooley) Simmons. He married Carol Arel, June 10, 1973. Mel worked for many years as a truck driver for Wild Cat Construction (now TDI).

Mel is survived by his wife Carol Simmons of St. Albans, his son Michael Wells of York, Pa., and his daughters Tammy Wells of Swanton, and Debbie Wells-Kronsburg of Ocean Side, Calif., his brother Robert Simmons and his wife Sandra of Bakersfield, Calif., nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, nine brothers-in-law and nine sisters-in-law. Mel was predeceased by his parents and a son Scott Simmons.

At his request there will be no public funeral services. Interment will take place in the Simmons family lot in Mount Calvary Cemetery. Online condolences may be shared with his family at the Brady & Levesque website: Arrangements are entrusted to the Brady & Levesque Funeral Home and Commemorative Services.