Concordia "Connie" Smith

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SMITH Concordia Smith, (Just) known to family and friends as "Connie," died on February 7th in Quincy at the John Adams HealthCare Center. She was born in Providence, Rhode Island in 1918 to Arthur G. A. Just and Concordia (Nee) Schaefer. Her younger siblings, Norma J. Wismar and Arthur A. Just, predeceased her. She attended public schools in Providence, graduating from Central High School in 1936. In 1940, she married George Judson Smith III of Providence. The marriage ended in divorce in 1960; there were no children. For most of her career Mrs. Smith assisted in preparing caseloads for the appellate division of the Internal Revenue Service. She worked in federal offices in Albany, NY, New York City, Hartford, CT and Miami, FL. She had a lovely soprano voice, and she sang in several church choirs, and in the early 1950’s she sang in the Tanglewood Festival Chorus. She was blessed with a perennially sunny disposition. Upon retirement in 1986, she moved to Fort Pierce, FL where she resided with her late mother and late sister, spending summers in Falls Village, Connecticut. In 2004, she moved to Quincy. She is survived by a niece and five nephews and their spouses, children, and grandchildren. They are: the Rev. Adolph Wismar, Jr., of Quincy, MA; the Rev. Gregory Wismar of Southbury, CT; the Rev. Arthur Just of Fort Wayne, IN; Jonathan Just of New York City; Karen Graham of Portland, OR, and Christopher Just of Black Mountain, NC. A memorial service will be held at Wollaston Lutheran Church, 550 Hancock Street, Quincy MA 02170 on Saturday, Feb. 15th at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be in the Grassy Hill Cemetery, Falls Village, CT in the spring. Memorial donations may be made to Wollaston Lutheran Church. Funeral arrangements under the care of Lydon Chapel for Funerals. For online condolences please visit

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Published in Boston Herald on Feb. 12, 2014
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