FARMINGTON — Amanda Barton Simpson, 31, of Barlen Street, Farmington, lost her battle with cancer late Christmas evening, Monday, Dec. 25, at her home with her family by her side. She was born in Portland on Aug. 25, 1986, a daughter of Peter and Linda (Targett) Barton, and was a 2005 graduate of Mt. Blue High School.

She continued her education at University of New England, graduating with a master’s degree in occupational therapy, and had worked as an occupational therapist at several nursing homes and with the Home Health Care Division at MaineGeneral Medical Center. On July 14, 2012, she married Brian Simpson in Farmington. She enjoyed baking, being a mom, lounging by the pool, swimming with her children, visiting with family and friends and dining out. She especially enjoyed singing, a well-known family trait.

She is loved by her husband, Brian, of Farmington; her children, Jack and Grace; parents, Peter and Linda (Targett) Barton, of Strong; brother, Keith, and his wife, Elizabeth of Farmington; half-sister, Jen Merrill, and her husband, Kevin of Belgrade; father- and mother-in-law, David and Nancy Simpson, of Farmington; brothers-in-law, Chris Simpson and his wife, Kate, of Westbrook and Sean Simpson of Farmington; and several cousins. She was predeceased by her maternal grandparents, Hugh and Rocqueline “Rocky” Targett.

The family would like to thank the community for the love and support during Amanda’s journey the last four months. Condolences, tributes and a memorial video may be shared on her memorial wall at

Amanda B. Simpson

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