Carl Symonds

Carl G "Skip" Symonds

Monday, July 8th, 1940 - Friday, March 6th, 2020
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Carl “Skip” Symonds passed away March 6th at the age of 79. A former, longtime and proud, Arlington resident, Skip was the beloved son of the late Carl and Florence Symonds, formerly of Arlington MA and South Royalton, Vermont. Loving father of Matthew Symonds and his wife Danielle of Weymouth, MA and Todd Symonds and his wife Lisa of Woburn, MA. Loving brother of James Symonds and his wife Sandra of West Lebanon, NH, Gary Symonds and his wife Lois of Templeton, MA, and Peter Symonds and his wife Andrea of Cape Coral, Florida. Dear “Papa Skip” of Dylan, Emma, Jack, and Megan, who he loved and adored, Also "Uncle Skip" to his nieces and nephews, who he cherished. Skip was a longtime Athletic Shoe and Skate Salesman at Brine’s Sporting Goods in Harvard Square where he was referred by many a podiatrist and customer for the way that he fitted athletic shoes. He loved all Boston sports teams and enjoyed discussing them in various diners, pizza shops, Dunkin Donuts and barber shops throughout Arlington. He was also a longtime, very active and proud member of Park Avenue Congregational Church in Arlington. In lieu of flowers, donations in Skip’s name can be made to the Epilepsy Foundation ( or the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism ( A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, March 10th at 11:00 a.m. at Park Avenue Congregational Church, 50 Paul Revere Road, Arlington, where all are also welcome at a reception following the service.
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  • Service

    Tuesday, March 10th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Tuesday, March 10th, 2020 11:00am
    Park Avenue Congregational Church
    50 Paul Revere Road
    Arlington, MA 02476
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  • Reception

    Park Avenue Congregational Church, Downstairs Hall
    50 Paul Revere Road
    Arlington, MA 02476
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