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Constance "Connie" N. (Grindall) Smith, 80, of Chelmsford, Mass., died on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, at Lowell General Hospital, Lowell.
She was married to Paul D. Smith with whom she celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary on April 23, 2017.
Born in Waterville, Maine, she was the daughter of the late Everard and Marjorie Grindall. She graduated from Winslow High School in Winslow, Maine, with the class of 1955.
Connie worked at the Federal Trust Company in Waterville and also as a medical transcriber for several physicians in Texas, Virginia, Maine and Maryland.
She was a member of the Congregational Church in Waterville.
Connie was the founder of Stitch and Bitch of Petersburg, W.Va. She enjoyed knitting, crafts and being with all of her friends and family.
She was a strong and courageous woman who was able to overcome polio and breast cancer.
Besides her husband, she is survived by her daughter, Cynthia Smith and her spouse, Mary Showalter and family of Shenandoah, Va.; son, Scott Smith of Boston; grandson, Brendan Curran of Los Angeles, Calif.; brother, Harry and his wife, Karen Grindall, of Boothbay, Maine; sisters, Gail Morseburg of Maine and Martha Grindall Audet of Winslow; and many nieces and nephews.
She was the sister of the late Paul Grindall, Faith Davis, and Jean Davis who preceded her in death four hours before Connie.
A celebration of life ceremony will be held Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, at 11 a.m. at the Congregational Church, 7 Eustis Parkway, Waterville.
Memorials may be made in her name to the Alzheimer's Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Road, Waltham, MA 02452.
Arrangements by Dolan Funeral Home, 106 Middlesex Street, Chelmsford, 978-251-4041. Guestbook at www.dolanfuneralhome.com.
Published on September 27, 2017
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