Aug 042014

Evelyn Smith

Evelyn Smith

Evelyn M. Smith died at her West Groton home after a brief illness. She was a lifelong resident of West Groton, the daughter of the late Orland E. and Catherine T. Downs Spinney.

Evelyn was valedictorian of Groton High School’s Class of 1945. The wife of the late Vernon L. Smith, Evelyn was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She is survived by her two sons, Allan E. Smith and Vernon L. Smith Jr., both of West Groton, two grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

She was a devoted and lifelong parishioner of St. James Parish in West Groton. A funeral mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, August 7 at Our Lady of Grace Parish worshipping at St. James Church on St. James Avenue in West Groton.

There will be no viewing. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her memory to Nashoba Nursing Service and Hospice, 2 Shaker Rd., Suite D225, Shirley, Ma. 01464. Arrangements are by Badger Funeral Home, 45 School St. Groton, MA.