In Memoriam : Frances Smith
Frances Cavanaugh Smith - age: 98
(September 18, 1917 to December 16, 2015
Old Orchard Beach, Maine
Friends and relatives may call at the Dennett, Craig & Pate Funeral Home 365 Main St, Saco Sunday December 20, 2015 from 5 to 7 PM.
An Eastern Star service will be held at 6:30 PM.
A Funeral Service will be held Monday 11:00AM at the Funeral Home with burial to follow at Laurel Hill Cemetery.
Rev. Debra Hanson of the Goodwins Mills United Methodist Church will officiate.
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Frances M. Smith, 98, of Maple Ave passed away December 16, 2015 at the Southridge Rehabilitation Facility in Biddeford. She was born in Trenton, Nova Scotia September 18, 1917 the daughter of George and Hilda Smith Cavanaugh.
As a teenager she moved to Maine from Massachusetts and graduated from Biddeford High School.
Frances and her family were long time residents of the Town of Old Orchard Beach.
Mrs. Smith was also a lifetime and oldest member of the E and I Union.
She attended the Goodwins Mills Methodist Church.
Francesís main interest was as a member and Grand Matron for Annette Chapter #184 Order of the Eastern Star in Saco. She later was elected to hold the office of Worthy Grand Matron for the State of Maine.
Frances was also a member of Grand Chapter for the Order of the Eastern Star for the State of Maine. While an officer, she and her husband Gordon traveled around the country as well as Canada attending many events for the Order.
Her hobbies included needlecraft, reading and being a skillful seamstress.
She, her husband Gordon and later her second husband Albert Gardella wintered in Florida for over 20 years.
She is predeceased by her husband Gordon Smith, second husband Albert Gardella and a daughter Sandra Court.
Survivors include a daughter Dawna Dolloff of Waterboro and a son Carl Smith of Port St. Lucie, Fla., 5 grandchildren David, Darren, Kathleen, Shawn and Katie, 4 great Grandchildren Christopher, Logan, Breanne, and Lindsey and a great grandchild, Aliyah.