Obituary of Elizabeth Smith
Elizabeth F. Smith, of New Milford, wife of the late LeRoy “Ted”. Smith, died at Village Crest in New Milford, on Friday, October 30th. She was born in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY on August 21, 1943, daughter of the late Agostinho and Gloria (Gonsalves) Fernandes. She was a member of Walnut Hill Community Church.
Liz did real estate as well as managing Smittys Auto body. Also had a business A Lasting Memory.
Liz was also an LPN who enjoyed caring for others. Upon retirement she became a Justice of the Peace and enjoyed celebrating with the many couples she married. She also became a funeral celebrant, helping others through their loss.
She will be sadly missed by her son, Leon Doer; her four daughters, Diane Lechner, Lisa Best (Gary), Gloria Johanning, and Lucienne McKinney (Matt); her stepsons, Ted and Tod Smith (Oh); her two stepdaughters, Kathy Maillet (Mike), and Jody Rieve (Michael); her grandchildren, Kellie "Sunshine," Michael (Amanda), Adriane, Grayson, Finnegan, Piper Beth, Connor, Evan, Matthew, Lindsey, Kimberly, Emily, Allison, Ryan, Tiara, Arianna, Alexa, Brandon, Ty, Tamaris and Jennifer; and her beloved dog, Menino. She is also survived by her brother, Augie Fernandes; several nieces and nephews; and her dear friend Terri Smith.
She was predeceased by her granddaughter, Phoebe Elise; her grandson, Leon; her sisters, Mary and Rose; and her two stepdaughters, Debra Cook and Marie Smith.
Funeral Services will be held at the Cornell Memorial Home, 247 White Street, Danbury, on Wednesday, November 4th at 11:00am. Burial will follow in Umpawaugh Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday between 10:00-11:00am. Please note, all current COVID-19 restrictions will be enforced. All attendees will be asked to provide contact information and will be required to wear a mask and social distance.
Liz's family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the 2nd floor staff of Village Crest for their compassionate care and support.
Memorial Contributions in her memory may be made to the Mission Fund at Walnut Hill Community Church, Bethel.
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