BARRE CITY - Eleanor Charlotte Smith, 96, a longtime resident of the Jefferson Apartments, died Thursday, May 9, 2013, at the Berlin Health and Rehab Center. Her family was at her bedside.
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Born September 26, 1916, in Barnard, she was the daughter of George P. and Lottie (Hill) Thompson. She attended elementary school in Starksboro and graduated from Williamstown High School in 1934. During World War II she had worked at Fellows Gear Shaper in Springfield, Vermont.
On October 12, 1940, she married Harold J. Smith in Chelsea. Following their marriage, they made their home in East Barre and Washington. He died April 24, 1993.
Her faith, her church and studying her Bible were very special and important to her.
Eleanor was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church of Barre and its Women's Alliance and had belonged to the East Barre Congregational Church.
She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Adeline K. Smith of Barre City, her granddaughter, Sarah Hegary of Austin, Texas; three step-granddaughters, Dana Sweeney, Kelly Clark and Teia Greenslit and three step-grandsons; Rowdy, Kip and Todd Doyon and ten great-grandchildren. Also surviving is her nephew, William Morgan and niece, Helen Kay Long.
Besides her parents, and her husband, Harold, she was predeceased by sons, Bobby, who died in infancy and James, who died April 9, 2013, her sister Marion Morgan and brother Laban Thompson.
Eleanor's life will be honored and celebrated on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 11 a.m. in the First Baptist Church of Barre.
Burial will follow in the Wilson Cemetery in Barre Town.
Friends and family may call at the church that morning from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Patient Activity Fund, Berlin Health and Rehab Center, 98 Hospitality Drive Barre, VT 05641.
The Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy Street, Barre is in charge of the arrangements.
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Published in Times Argus on May 12, 2013