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Barbara L. (Jory) Smith

December 30, 1929 ~ March 3, 2024 (age 94) 94 Years Old
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Barbara Smith Obituary

West Brookfield - Barbara L. (Jory) Smith, 94, of West Brookfield, died on Sunday, March 3, 2024 at her home.

She leaves her son, Jonathan Smith and his wife Candice of Ware; two daughters, Jennifer J. Lapen and her husband Daniel of Lancaster, and Deborah Smith of Dornach, Switzerland; four grandchildren, Dr. Peter Lapen and his wife Kelly, Lindsay Rosch and her husband Matthew, Mandolyn Piscioneri, and Melody Lagmoniere as well as nine great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Lindsey Smith in 2021 and a great-grand daughter.  She was born in Bristol, Connecticut daughter of the late Henry O. and Emma (Eric) Jory.

In addition to being a wife, mom, grandmother and great-grandmother, Barbara sold Real Estate with her husband, was the Secretary and Treasurer of the Lindsey E. Smith Greenhouses, Inc., and worked in the Clerical Billing Department at Flexcon in Spencer.  She also served as a EMT volunteer with the West Brookfield Rescue Squad for many years. She was very active with the George E. Whitefield Methodist Church where she both worshiped and volunteered regularly.  Barbara sang in the church choir for many years as well as singing with the Quaboag Choral Society. She was also a docent for the town’s Historical Society Museum.

A Funeral Service for Barbara will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2024 at 10:30am in the George Whitefield United Methodist Church, 33 West Main Street, in West Brookfield.  Burial will be held privately.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Ronald MacDonald House Charities, 26345 Network Place, Chicago, IL 60673-1263 or at, or the George Whitefield United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 576, West Brookfield, MA 01585.

Varnum Funeral Home, Inc., 43 East Main St., in West Brookfield is assisting her family with arrangements. 

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Funeral Service
April 13, 2024

10:30 AM
George Whitefield United Methodist Church
33 West Main St.
West Brookfield, MA 01585


Ronald McDonald House Charities
26345 Network Place, Chicago IL 60673-1263

George Whitefield United Methodist Church
P.O. Box 576, West Brookfield MA 01585
Tel: 1-508-867-3667


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