Pomfret -Lorraine C. (Michaud ) Smith, 91 of Quassett Rd, died Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at home. She was the loving wife of the late Bernard F. Smith who passed away on July 28.1998. Born in Willimantic, she was the daughter of the late William and Marie (Le Blanc) Michaud. Mrs. Smith worked for many years in the healthcare field, first as Director of Medical Records at Windham Hospital, and later for 20 years at Day Kimball Hospital as Assistant Director in Medical Records , Administrative Assistant in Community Relations, Administrative Assistant to Dr. Bruce Lyman in Oncology and as the Manager of the Medical Staff Library. She served with her husband Bernard on the Day Kimball Hospital Centennial Planning Committee, in which they enthusiastically participated.
Lorraine was a member of the Pomfret Seniors along with her husband Bernard, and a communicant at Most Holy Trinity Church for over 58 years where she participated in organizations such as St. Monica’s Guild and volunteered for many years for the Church’s fund raising efforts. She was an avid traveler with her friends, family and constant companion, Bernard, always up North.
Lorraine is survived by a son Donald W. Smith of Windsor and two daughters Christine M. Smith of Woodstock and Jane E. Smith-Ruta and her husband Christopher of Dayville; a brother-in-law Alfred Cote of Willimantic; seven grandchildren: Jami Smith, Ethan Willett, Meryl Willett, Leah Smith Caruso and her husband Stephen, Claudia Willett, Aimee-Rose Willett, and Madison Ruta, and a great granddaughter Hayden Zhang-Willett; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother Clyde Dube and six sisters Alice Dorr, Viola Batsie, Alma Giraca, Nan Dube, Jeannette Solnick, and Eveline Cote.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Lorraine’s family from 2:00PM to 4:00PM on Sunday January 10, 2016 in the Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St., Putnam. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, January 11, 2016, in Most Holy Trinity Church, 568 Pomfret Rd., Pomfret, CT meeting directly at church at 10:00AM. Burial will take place in the spring in Pomfret South Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to either the Most Holy Trinity Church, 568 Pomfret Rd., Pomfret, CT 06259 or the Susan G. Komen Fund, P. O. Box 650309 Dallas, TX 75265-0309. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.