NASON Sarah (Smith), of Everett, MA, born October 8, 1941, died unexpectedly on Saturday, December 27th. She was predeceased by her husband, Waldon C. Nason, Jr; her parents, John Lloyd Smith, Jr. and A. Jean Smith of Westwood, MA and Westport Island, ME; her brother, John Lloyd Smith III of Pennsylvania; and her sister, Jennifer Bakes of Norwalk, CT. Sarah is survived by her sister, Constance M. Ostis of Yarmouth, ME; her brother-in-law, Christos Bakes of Norwalk, CT; her sister-in-law, Karen Smith of Houston, Texas; her cousins, and her loving nieces and nephews. Sarah grew up in Westwood, MA, lived in Cambridge and Manhattan, and settled after marriage in Everett where she has lived for over 40 years. She was a dedicated employee in Northeastern University admissions department for 28 years. Sarah faced many challenges in the last decade, including visiting her aging mother in Maine and caring for her husband during his long period of ill health prior to their deaths. While she recently expressed being ready to think of herself and plan for her future, Sarah was reluctant to leave the neighborhood where she had a sense of belonging with her many caring neighbors and in a community where she was valued and “never felt lonely.” Sarah’s sudden death took her away from us way too soon, not only robbing her of the peaceful later years she so richly deserved, but also depriving all who cared for her of more time to enjoy her gracious and generous caring ways, her kindness, her thoughtfulness, and her contagious laughter. While she cherished her close friends, she had looked forward to more time and emotional energy to rekindle and enjoy relationships that have meant so much to her throughout her life. Anyone who knew Sarah . . . and apparently everyone within blocks of her home and in the entire city of Everett did . . . will miss her dearly for years to come. On Friday, January 2, 2015, visiting hours will be held at 10 am at Cafasso and Sons Funeral Home, 65 Clark Street, EVERETT MA 02149, with services to follow at 11am. Sarah always loved beautiful flowers and was sure to get them for others. But she also believed in supporting many charitable organizations. Donations in lieu of flowers may be given to your favored charity in her name.
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Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home
65 Clark Street
Everett, MA 02149
Published in Boston Herald on Jan. 1, 2015