Lorraine Enid Smith, 91, of Newcastle, passed away at her home on the evening of Nov. 21 after a one-year battle with cancer. Born in Gary, Ind. in 1925 after her family relocated from Nova Scotia, Canada, she was the daughter of Ottie and Mabel (Aucoin) MacLaverty.
Lorraine grew up in Indiana and graduated from Merrillville High School in 1943. After marriage, she worked in the family business, Toney Smith’s Dairy Store, and later at Tony’s Saddle Shop. She also served as president of the N.W. Indiana Arabian Horse Association.
She was an accomplished pianist, and played at St. Peter & Paul Church for several choirs, and was also the pianist for the chorus, Senior Sounds of Music, for many years. After she moved to Maine to reside with her daughter, she often entertained at the Lincoln Home playing piano.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Gerald L. Smith; sons, Alan Smith and Brent Smith; brothers, Sheldon MacLaverty, and Terence MacLaverty; as well as sister, Norma Semanchik.
She is survived by daughter, Dr. Jennifer S. Smith of Newcastle; daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Smith of North Port, Fla.; sisters, Shirley Rickard of Valparaiso, Ind., and Corinne (Robert) Reichanadter of New Albany, Ohio, and June Gerrie Kimble of Crown Point, Ind.; sister-in-law, Lucille MacLaverty of Palm Harbor, Fla.; and numerous beloved nieces and nephews, step-grandchildren and extended family who all meant so much to her.
A private service will be held at a later date. She will be laid to rest with her husband and sons in the St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Newcastle.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Lincoln County Animal Shelter, PO Box 7, Edgecomb, ME 04556; or the Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals, PO Box 10, South Windham, ME 04082.
Condolences, and messages for the family, may be expressed by visiting: www.StrongHancock.com.
Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Strong-Hancock Funeral Home, 612 Main St., Damariscotta.