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“The posts friends have put here are very touching to Ginny and I. It means a great deal and we miss her terribly. ”
1 of 15 | Posted by: Margie Talacko - Georgetown, MA

“Dear Virginia, Marjorie and Robert,We (Danielle and Yvonne) moved to MA from Indiana and found Christ Church in 1989 or 90. Your mother and father...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Danielle Coook-Riley - Asheville, NC

“Marjorie & Vasek & Family,I wish my sincerest condolences on the passing of your Mother/Grandmother/Mother-In Law. Some beautiful photos on here...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: Kathy Gobiel - Danvers, MA

“I remember Dorothy as a very very sweet lady. I remember the dinners at Waltham. She was always happy to see you to listen to you. When I was coming...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Irene Talacko - Den Helder

“I remember visiting Marjorie 's home when I was in college, her Mom was so much fun and always made me feel at home. She was a good cook as well. ...Read More »
5 of 15 | Posted by: Alice Labarre - Allison Park, PA

“I spent so many summers in Maine with my cousins and their cousins the "Smith kids". One thing I remember about Dot were "her eyes" (Note: her...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Barb Dodge - Hollywood, FL

“I so enjoyed my time with Mom. She would share many stories with me. I use an non-contact Infrared thermometer to take temperatures each day. Mom...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: Christine Kaliris - Winthrop, MA

“We were so saddened to learn of Dot's passing. She was a good friend to my mom at (Janice Kopins) at Brooksby Village. They enjoyed visiting each...Read More »
8 of 15 | Posted by: Lynn Shriber - Peabody, MA

“Dorothy was a wonderful Grandmother. My earliest memories are when she used to take me swimming, we always loved splashing around in the water...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: Mike Marotto - Duxbury, VT

“I was extremely sorry to learn today of Mrs. Smith's passing. Dorothy and her late husband, Ed, made a warm and lovely home in the country, in...Read More »
10 of 15 | Posted by: Beth Smith Wilson - Avon, CT

“I came to know Dottie through a mutual friend, Barbara Hudgins. Every Sunday they went to services together and sometimes the three of us had dinner...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Lilian Roberts - Peabody, MA

“I have many cherished childhood memories of Mrs.Smith and her family.She was always warm,kindand thoughtful.My thoughts and prayers are with her and...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: Beverley Smallwood - Waltham, MA

“For many months in this pandemic we have been unable to visit mom in her home nor bring her on outings. So every night I would call her and end with...Read More »
13 of 15 | Posted by: Margie Talacko - Georgetown, MA

“I will always remember our times growing up and our visits to Waltham. ”
14 of 15 | Posted by: Robert Maney - Belmont, NH

“I will always remember the fun times we had at Dot and Ed's at their home in Waltham. Dot was always a great gardener and had beautiful begonias in...Read More »
15 of 15 | Posted by: patty Simmons - Hudson, MA


Peabody – Mrs. Dorothy L. (Henry) Smith, of Brooksby Village, Peabody died Friday, October 30, 2020 at her home. She was 93.

Dorothy was born in Waltham on December 15, 1926, a daughter of the late Robert and Clarissa (Shepherd) Henry, and was a graduate of Waltham High School. She earned her registered nursing diploma from the New England Deaconess Hospital School of Nursing in Boston.

Until her retirement she worked as a registered nurse at Waltham Hospital. She was a devoted life-long member of Christ Church of Waltham helping to establish Grandma's Food Pantry there. Dorothy was an active participant in nursing organizations and retired nurse groups. She served on the advisory board at the former Leland Home of Waltham, and advocated for the elderly in nursing homes as an Ombudsman after retirement. She didn't miss an opportunity to volunteer for a worthy cause, as a nurse, on behalf of her religious communities, or as a friend.

She and her late husband, Ed, spent many happy winters in Ellenton, Florida and became residents of Brooksby Village in 2005. As a member of the Protestant Council at Brooksby, she visited residents in assisted living and nursing home communities. Dorothy will long be remembered for her deep love of family, her kindness and willingness to lend a helping hand, and for her caring and warm smile.

The wife of the late Edward N. Smith, she leaves her beloved children, Virginia L. Smith (John Marotto) of Wayland, Marjorie J. Talacko (Vaclav) of Georgetown and Robert L. Smith, of South Royalton, Vermont; her dear grandchildren, Michael Marotto (Emily) of Waterbury, Vermont, Alexandra McNary (Michael) of Boxford and Justina Talacko of Georgetown; her cherished great-grandchildren, Maxwell and Eva Marotto and Mason McNary; her sister, Abbie Roberts of Nobleboro, Maine, and several nieces, nephews and their families.

Dorothy was also the beloved mother of the late Lorraine L. Smith of Concord and a sister of the late Roger Henry and Ruth Maney.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, November 5th in Mount Feake Cemetery, 200 Prospect Street, Waltham.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Dorothy's memory may be made to Christ Church, 750 Main Street, Waltham, MA 02451; or The Brooksby Village Benevolent Fund, 200 Brooksby Village Drive, Peabody, MA 01960.