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Simcha (O'Reilly) CohenMay 8, 1939 ~ December 19, 2017 (age 78)
Simcha Cohen (Brenda Young) 78, passed away on December 19 at the Kaplan House in Danvers. Simcha was born in Brockton on May 8, 1939 one of two children of the late Charles and Constance (Brunda) O’Reilly. She was born and raised in Brockton Ma. She also resided in Whitman, West Yarmouth and Naples Florida. In September, she returned home when illness took over to be with her daughter and family. During her life, she worked as a Registered Nurse and continued to carry her license until her passing. Simcha was a member of the first graduating class of Massosoit Community College School of Nursing. Not only did Simcha care for others in her nursing but also served as a traveling missionary sharing her testaments and passion for her Lord and Savior. She touched many lives with her prayers and passages. She possessed a great love of her church and her greatest love was her family. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and the occasional football game with her son in law.
She was married to the late Donald Young of Whitman and the late Robert Cohen of Brockton. She was the loving mother of Charlene M. Reno and her husband Willian F. Reno of Medford and Robert Young and his wife Alice McCarthy of Burlington.She was the grandmother of the late Kristen Jenness, Amanda and her husband Jeff Irr, Alicia Jenness, Amanda Reno, Matthew, Patrick, and Timothy Young. She also had 5 great-grandchildren. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday December 23 at 3pm with visitation from 1 to 4pm at the Murphy O’Hara Funeral Home 519 Broadway Everett.