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Obituary of Mildred Smith
Mildred Smith, 96, of Plainville and formerly of Prospect, passed away on Thursday, October 25, 2018 surrounded by her husband and family at the HCC New Britain Campus. She was the loving wife of William Smith for over 68 years.
She was born on April 9, 1922 in New Marlborough, MA daughter of the late Harry and Myrtle (Mansir) Van Deusen. Prior to her retirement, she worked for Timex/Bendix for over 23 years. Since 1982, she was an active member of Bethel Baptist Church, which also included teaching Sunday School. She was a woman of great faith who loved the Lord and would evangelize whenever she could. She loved the outdoors and enjoyed horseshoes and camping. Her greatest joy was her family.
Besides her husband, Mildred is survived by her children Gertrude Jones of Lee, MA; Douglas King and wife Brenda of Becket, MA; Sandra Houle and husband Armand of Housatonic, MA; Rosemarie Stanley and husband Gregg of Plainville, CT; and Thomas Smith and wife Dorothy of Wolcott, CT, twenty three grandchildren, sixty two great grandchildren, and thirty great great grandchildren. She also leaves a brother David Van Deusen of Sheffield, MA and a sister Phyllis Hockett of Escondido, CA along with several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by two sisters Doris Palmer and Carol Wickwire and three brothers Donald, Harry and Robert Van Deusen.
The Funeral will be held at 11 am on Friday, November 2, 2018 at the Bethel Baptist Church, 150 Union City Road, Prospect. Burial will follow at Prospect Cemetery. There are no calling hours. Prospect Memorial Funeral Home, 72 Waterbury Road, Prospect is assisting the family with arrangements.