Elizabeth M. “Betty” Smith, 95 of Winchendon passed peacefully on October 10, 2022 with her loving family by her side. Betty was born on September 23, 1927 in Lawrence, MA and was the daughter of V. Russell and Rose (O’Neill) Murphy.
Betty married her beloved husband John J. Smith, Sr. “Jack” in 1950 and they moved to Winchendon where they raised a beautiful family of six children. They celebrated 56 wonderful years of marriage together.
Betty is survived by her children Catherine Reilly, John J. Smith, Jr., Thomas, Darlene, Michael and his wife Lisa, Ann Mary, Elizabeth and her husband Francis Boutell. She also leaves seven grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren, and a brother Paul J. Murphy of North Andover, Massachusetts, along with several much-loved nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband Jack, Betty was predeceased by her brothers Russell, Bernard, Charles and Laurence Murphy and her sisters Clare Murphy, Arlene Hillard, and Bernice Sullivan.
Betty worked as a telephone operator, secretary to the Town of Winchendon Assessor and Tax Collector, and was a treasured paraprofessional in the Memorial School Kindergarten for many years until her retirement.
Betty was a communicant of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Winchendon, MA and St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Baldwinville, MA She was a member of the Winchendon Garden Club. Betty was an excellent baker, an avid reader, and a philatelist (stamp collector).
Betty’s greatest joy in life was spending time with her husband, children and grandchildren.
Her funeral will be held on Monday, October 17, 2022 at 11:30 a.m. in St. Vincent de Paul Church, 1 Forest Street, Baldwinville, MA.
Burial will follow at 1:00 p.m. in the Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 111 Glenallen Street, Winchendon, MA 01475.
Calling hours will be on Sunday, October 16, 2022, from 3:00 to 5:00 in the Stone Ladeau Funeral Home, 343 Central Street, Winchendon, MA 01475.
Memorial contributions can be made in Betty’s name to the St. Vincent de Paul Society of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish or the St. Vincent de Paul Society of the St. Vincent de Paul Parish.
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