Carol Eileen Smith, 86, of Milford, beloved wife of the late Richard Smith, Sr., passed away peacefully on September 13, 2021. Born on January 15, 1935 in New Haven, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Eileen Murray.
After attending Saint Mary’s High School in New Haven, Carol worked at New Haven Railroad, Southern New England Telephone and Saint Raphael Hospital, where she met her beloved husband Richard of 62 years. Carol devoted her life to raising her five children. She was a loving wife, caring mother, sweetest grandmother, amazing sister and best friend to many. She will long be remembered as someone who put others first. She enjoyed watching her grandchildren playing sports, swimming in the pool and talking to them on the phone. She loved hosting holidays and picnics at her home, spending time with her brother and sister which always resulted in “lots of laughs” and family dinners were always a Sunday must. Whether you met Carol one time or knew her your entire life, you knew you were better off for having spent time with her. She will be missed beyond words can express.
Carol is survived by her adoring children, Richard Smith, Jr., Susan (William Jr.) Meade, Stephen (Lisa Perschino-Smith) Smith, David (Michele) Smith and Scott (Jennifer) Smith; her eleven grandchildren, William and Amanda Meade and Richard III, Emily, Molly, Madison, Andrew, Aedan, Caelin, Brendan and Quinn Smith; siblings, Eileen Cafferty and Walter Murray; and many extended family and friends.
Friends and family may gather on Friday, September 17, 2021 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Cody-White Funeral Home, 107 Broad St., Milford, CT. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, September 18, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. at Christ the Redeemer Church, 325 Oronoque Rd, Milford, CT (MEET DIRECTLY AT CHURCH). Burial will follow at Kings Highway Cemetery, 271 Cherry St., Milford. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hole in the Wall Gang.
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