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Emma S. Smith

July 11, 1923 - January 27, 2010
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Brunswick- Emma S. Smith, 86, of Dionne Circle died Wednesday, January 27 at MidCoast Senior Health Center-Bodwell Unit. She was born in Lewiston July 11, 1923 the daughter of Frank and Angelina Deschenes Stebbins of Lisbon.

She attended Lisbon schools until her senior year and then transferred to St. Joseph’s Academy where she graduated in 1941. After two years of Business College, she worked in a Lewiston bank during WW II.

On December 25, 1945 she married John T. Smith and moved to Geneva, NY while her husband attended Hobart College. She worked in the college bookstore and knew everyone on campus. After his graduation the couple moved to Boston. She worked in the Boston Five-Cents Savings Bank while waiting for her husband to complete his degree.

In 1950, Mrs. Smith moved to Brunswick and worked as a secretary at Hawthorne School for many years. She loved the children and often times would stop typing to discuss good health habits and cleanliness or whatever the topic the children wanted to talk about.

Her greatest enjoyment was spending time with her family at Cobboseecontee Lake in Winthrop during the summer months. Nothing gave her more pleasure than playing games with her grandchildren at camp.

When she retired she spent 16 years at Running Start as well as volunteering to drive cancer patients for treatment.

She is survived by her husband of Dionne Circle, a son John T. Smith and his wife Clara of Hanover, MA, a daughter Kit Cope and her husband Michael of Sharon, MA. Four grandchildren Stephanie and Rachel of Hanover and Jeremy and Jason of Sharon.

Visiting hours will be held Friday, from 6-8PM, January 29 at Stetson’s Funeral Home, 12 Federal St., Brunswick. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11AM, Saturday, January 30, at St. Charles Borromeo Church, McKeen St., Brunswick. Burial in the family lot at St. John’s Cemetery, Brunswick will be held in the spring.

Donations in her memory may be made to the Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, Maine 04011.

The family would like to thank friends and neighbors for their support as well as CHANS, the MidCoast Hospital Staff, and the Bowdoin Medical Group. All these people and groups helped to make life easier during her last days of suffering.

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