LORRAINE ELIZABETH SMITH

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LORRAINE ELIZABETH SMITH - LONDONDERRY, N.H./BURLINGTON, Vt. - Lorraine Elizabeth Smith, 78, of Londonderry, N.H., and formerly of Burlington, Vt., died on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, in the Mount Carmel Nursing Home in Manchester, N.H. She was born in Burlington on June 7, 1934, the daughter of Arnold A. and Elizabeth I. (Demers) Murray. She was educated in Burlington Catholic schools, and was a graduate of the Nursing School at Bishop Degoesbriand Hospital in 1955. She continued working as a nurse for 42 years, mostly at Mary Fletcher Hospital. She was a member of St. Mark's Parish in Burlington, where she was the first female Eucharistic Minister. She also served on the Parish Council four times, three of which she was Chairperson. She enjoyed delivering the Eucharist to shut-ins for the church. More recently, she was a parishioner of St. Jude Parish in Londonderry, N.H. Lorraine was very active in her children's lives through school athletics and activities throughout all her working years. Lorraine enjoyed being with her family, gardening, baking pies and reading. A very loving and dedicated wife and mother, she is survived by her husband of 55 years, Everest Smith of Londonderry, N.H.; two sons, Murray Smith and wife, Debby, of Randolph, Mass., and Brian Smith and wife, Susan Cohen, of Colchester; two daughters, Karen Boccia and husband, James, of Londonderry, N.H., and Kristin Smith and husband, Nicholas Baer, of Elkins, N.H.; grandchildren, Nicholas, James and Alyssa Boccia, Marliese, Eva Lian and Elias Baer, William and Rebecca McKinnon, and Timothy Cohen; two sisters, Marilyn Riley and husband, James, of Cape Cod, Mass., and Lynne Welch and husband, Richard, of Rochester, N.Y.; and also several nieces, nephews and cousins. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, at 11 a.m. in St. Mark's Roman Catholic Church in Burlington. Burial will follow in Resurrection Park Cemetery in South Burlington. Visiting hours will be held today, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Ready Funeral & Cremation Service South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Rd., Burlington. To send online condolences, please visit www.readyfuneral.com. Those who wish to make contributions in her memory may send donations to the Ladies of Saint Mark's, Saint Mark's Church, 1251 North Avenue, Burlington, VT 05408.

Published in The Burlington Free Press on Feb. 21, 2013
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