Lunenburg- Vera D. (Benedict) Smith, 78, died Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at UMass Memorial Medical Center after a short illness.
She leaves her three sons, Michael V. Smith and his wife Cathy of New Ipswich, NH, Matthew V. Smith and Marshall V. Smith, both of Lunenburg; one sister, Elizabeth Boulerice of Lunenburg; one grandson, Michael A Smith; one granddaughter, Megan Smith of Townsend and one great-grandchild Alexis Ray Bonet.
She is predeceased by her husband, Carter R. “Russ” Smith who died in 2014, a sister, Barbara Rajotte who died in 2007 and brother Paul Benedict who died in 2011.
Vera was born in Fitchburg on July 14, 1941, a daughter of the late William and Elsa (Koivula) Benedict.
She was a graduate of Lunenburg High School. She enjoyed gardening, crosswords, playing the slots at Mohegan Sun and watching Jeopardy. She also loved to watch and play with her great-granddaughter Lexy.
Funeral services are private.
Burial will be private in the Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 111 Glenallen Street, Winchendon, MA.
The Lunenburg Chapel of the Sawyer-Miller-Masciarelli Funeral Homes, 763 Mass Ave, Lunenburg, MA has been entrusted with Vera’s care.
Please visit our website to leave an online condolence and for further information see www.masciarellifamilyfuneralhomes.net
John F. Masciarelli and Walter C. Taylor funeral directors.
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