Winifred G. Smith, 93

AUG. 8, 1918-MARCH 8, 2012

March 11, 2012
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Winifred Goldie Smith, 93, of Harwich, Mass., passed away peacefully Thursday, March 8, 2012, surrounded by members of her family.

Affectionately known to her family as “Winnie” The Pooh, she was born Aug. 8, 1918, in Boston, Mass. She was the daughter of the late Carl and Goldie Schmidt.

She is survived by four children, Richard Smith of Jefferson, N.Y., Gladys and her husband, Roger Olsen, of Orleans, Mass., Donald and his wife, Sue Smith, of Wallingford, Conn., and Sharon and her husband, Walter Redstone, of Harwich. In addition to her four children, she is survived by nine grandchildren, Roger Olsen Jr., Christy Detlefs, Cynthia Sevecke, Deanna Finegan, Kevin White, Jeffrey White, Michelle Donaldson, Michael Smith and Scott Smith. She is also survived by 22 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, Gerry Miller of Orlando, Fla., Mildred Boutin of Centerville, Mass., Frances Marion Carr of Boonsboro, Md., Beatrice Kay Churchey of Sharpsburg, Md., and Sandra Dayton of Patchogue, N.Y.; as well as several great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Beatrice Summers.

Winnie moved from Hagerstown, Md., to Rye, N.Y., in 1946, where she raised her family and worked for many years at F.W. Woolworth Co. and then for the Rye City School District Food Services. She retired to Hagerstown, where she resided for many years, and then moved to Harwich to be closer to her family and resided with her daughter, Sharon.

She was an avid reader and kept her mind forever young by doing crossword puzzles, word games, cards and her favorite, bingo.

Our family rejoices that we were able to have her in our lives for so many years, and will always remember her for the wonderful mother, grandmother, aunt and great-grandmother that she was. We will miss her deeply but know that she is at peace and watching over all of us always.

A private memorial service will be held at Greenwood Union Cemetery in Rye at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Winnie may be made to VNA Hospice of Cape Cod for their compassion and excellent care.

Notes of comfort and sympathy may be made to her family at

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