Angela Smith
Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home
59 Spruce St.
Westerly, RI
Angela (Miceli) Smith, 80, of Watch Hill Road, Westerly, RI, beloved wife of the late Arthur J. Smith passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Saturday, February 29, 2020. She was a rare gem and left us on Leap Day, commonly referred to as ""leap of kindness"" day in recent years. How appropriate as there was nobody with more generosity and selflessness.
The fun-loving Sicilian known for her colorful wardrobe full of sequins, feathers and furs, was always the life of the party… first on the dance floor and last to leave.
As a person of great faith, Angie was a communicant and lector at St. Clare's Church. Forty years ago, she battled and beat breast cancer. Her resiliency was incredible, suffering quietly she never let the cancer get in her way. As a survivor, she worked to bring words of encouragement to many women who shared the same hardship. In recent years, the cancer relapsed, and she remained fearless with her fight.
Angie was a dynamic woman with boundless energy. This "living legend" of Westerly spent nearly three decades of her time, talent, and financial support to community events, scholarship programs, and fundraisers. A past President of the Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce, first female President of the Westerly Lion's Club, and a board member of the Dante Society, Angie's passion was WESTERLY. Through her tremendous volunteer service, she helped raise thousands of dollars to the organizations she supported. Forever remembered as the ""Duck Lady"" at the Annual Duck Race, an active participant of the Virtual Arts Festival and a main reason the Westerly 350th year-long birthday extravaganza was so successful.
As a symbol of her tremendous volunteer work, Angie was recognized for countless awards. To name a few; she was a recipient of the Lion's Club prestigious Melvin Jones Award, the Chamber of Commerce Key Award, and the Westerly Armory Community Service Award. She was a past Westerly Citizen of the Year and most recently the 2019 Athena Award Winner.
Angie was the Office Administrator at the Westerly Medical Center for over 42 years and a real estate broker for 48 years. During which time, she developed incredible friendships with many of her colleagues.
When Angie was not working or volunteering you could find her at the Westerly Yacht Club where she was a lifetime member with her husband Arthur. She lit up the room with her smile and sparkles, spending most nights dancing with her many good friends. She lived life to the fullest and often shared her words of wisdom; ""LIFE SHOULD BE FUN, FOR WITHOUT FUN THERE IS NO LIFE"".
Angie was the only child of the late Sarah and Paul Miceli. She is survived by her loving children, Dean (Barbara) Smith and Kelly (Mitchel) Levcowich, and predeceased by her daughter Cheryl (Jon) Mayhew.
She adored her nine grandchildren: Nicholas (Lindsay), Ryan and Kyle Smith, Katie (Andrew) Mikkelsen, Jill (Nico) Alviani, Erika Levcowich, Griffin, Hunter and Samantha Mayhew and two great grandchildren, Oliver and Thea.
Angie is survived by her sisters-in-law, Deanna Lancer, Maureen Smith, Ann Smith (wife of Herbert Smith), Ann Smith (wife of Richard Smith), Susan Latz, Una Smith and her brother in law, Gary Latz. She was predeceased by brothers-in-law, Robert Lancer, Herbert Smith, Robert Smith, Richard Smith, and David Dereski. She also leaves behind many, many close friends and relatives.
Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, March 5th, 3-7 pm at Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home, 59 Spruce St, Westerly, RI. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Clare Church, 62 Crandall Avenue, Misquamicut on Friday, March 6, at 10 am. There is no procession from the funeral home to the church. Burial will follow at River Bend Cemetery, Westerly. For online condolences please visit
Donations in Angela's memory may be made to Ocean Community Chamber Foundation, 1 Chamber Way, Westerly, RI 02891 or any other organization of their choice.
Published by The Westerly Sun on Mar. 3, 2020.
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59 Spruce St., Westerly, RI
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62 Crandall Avenue, Misquamicut, RI
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To Angie - and Art's entire family....we miss this wonderful couple who were so special to so many. How fortunate we are to recall the happy times and memories. Angie taught me a lot about life.
Much love in your sorrow...
Claudia and Rick
February 25, 2021
I want to pay my symphony to her family.... I was close friends with her children in High school and working at Snuffies Restaurant In Watch Hill.....She was a classy lady and a hard working mom too ... we will all miss her so much....God Bless ....Charlene Spino
Charlene Spino
June 29, 2020
Dear, dear Angie,
May you rest in peace.Thank you for your friendship.

Claudia and Rick traskos
March 7, 2020
Meredith Pappadia
March 6, 2020
Meredith Pappadia
March 6, 2020
Angie,thank you for inspiring us all by living your life to the fullest. Thank you also for setting a great example with all you achieved in your life time. You truly had a gift for giving, and a kind and caring spirit. May Rest in peace. Kimberly W. Mastrofino
Kimberly Mastrofino
March 6, 2020
May the God of all comfort sustain your family during the days ahead Psalms 119:76
March 6, 2020
To the Smith Family,
Her personality was so vibrant and so much fun to be around. She lit up every room she was in. She will be missed deeply. Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs on this time of your loss. May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead. Our sincere condolences to your family on behalf of your loss.
Tracy Campagna
March 5, 2020
Tracy Campagna
March 5, 2020
To the Smith Family, I'm so sorry for your loss. Angie was a great boss and friend. She had a great spirit about her and loved to dance. She danced the night away at our wedding. She was always so much fun to be around and will be missed by many.
Tracy Waite.
March 5, 2020
To the Smith and Miceli Families
Please accept our condolences for the loss of Angela and Arthur.
Both of them were an asset to the community and those they touched.
Walter & Gail Sheldon Jr.
March 4, 2020
Angie; The beach won't be the same without you, especially on the 4th with your vibrant attire! You will be missed greatly as a fixture at Watch Hill (and everywhere)! I always told you I wanted to hire your PR person!

Kathy Maggs
March 3, 2020
To Angela's Family,

We are sorry for the loss of your Mom, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and aunt. I've known Angie all my life as our parents visited each other all the time. She was a vibrant, caring person who will be missed by all who knew her. Let your happy memories of family time bring you comfort
With deepest sympathy....
Al & Patti (Abate) Morrone
March 3, 2020
We are currently in Mexico and will be unable to attend the services and local tributes for this amazing woman, but our thoughts and prayers are with her and her family. Angie had the uncanny ability to find common ground with people regardless of social status. She symbolized all that is good in our beloved town of Westerly. May her soul Rest In Peace.
Danny & Florence Alvino
March 3, 2020
Angi may you have the peace you deserve, a happy reunion with Sheryl and Artie and may your final resting place be as you believed. Its time to rest. Everyones lives you touched will miss you and your loving ways, it was a pleasure to have known you. Zallee
Zallee Risso
March 3, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will miss you always.
Joy Smith and Debbie Greene
Debbie Greene
March 2, 2020
Angie and Art were our next door neighbors when we first moved to Westerly. Angie always had a smile on her and her a fun loving spirit. I know Angie will be missed by all. Rest peacefully in Paradise. My deepest sympathy to the family.
Sylvia Freeman
March 2, 2020
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