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Grace Smith

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Grace L. Smith 1918 - 2012 BENNINGTON Grace Louella Smith, 94, a resident of Route 7 South, and formerly of Troy, N.Y., passed away July 1, 2012, at her home, surrounded by her family. Grace was born in Yonkers, N.Y., on March 11, 1918, the daughter of William and Ethel (Kastenbein) Fonda. Grace graduated from Bennington High School and attended Teachers College in Keene, N.H. After marriage, she went back to Business School for Accounting. Grace and her husband moved to Key Largo, Fla., in 1979, spending winters there and summers back in Troy. She then moved to the Village at Fillmore Pond from 2002 for roughly eight years. Grace enjoyed painting, needle point, making crafts, especially Christmas ornaments and stockings for her grandchildren. She was an exceptional seamstress, enjoyed playing pinochle and in her later years was an avid walker. Grace is survived by her daughter, Susan B. Church of Bennington; her grandchildren, Amy McDonough of Northampton, Mass., and Wenona Church of Bennington, and her two great grandchildren Elizabeth Grace and Isaac McDonough. She was predeceased by her husband, David I. Smith, who died in 2002, and by her sister, Ruth Bump. FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services for Grace will be held Friday, July 6, 2012, at 2 p.m. at HANSON-WALBRIDGE FUNERAL HOME, 213 West Main St., Bennington. The Rev. Richard McSherry will officiate. Interment will follow in the family lot in Parklawn Cemetery. There are no visiting hours. To send the family personal email condolences please visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.

Published in Bennington Banner on July 4, 2012
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