Laura Smith

December 18, 1941May 9, 2020

Laura (Therrien) Smith, age 78, passed away Saturday, May 9, 2020 in Nemasket Healthcare in Middleboro. She was the wife of the late William P. Smith, Jr.

Born in Fall River, MA a daughter of the late Raymond Therrien and Mary (Dias) Roude, she was a lifelong resident of the city.

A graduate of B.M.C. Durfee High School she was a sewing machine operator at Trina and Corky’s for 35 years before her retirement in 2007. An avid reader, she enjoyed crossword puzzles, bowling, bingo and most of all spending time with her family. She was a communicant of St. Mary’s Cathedral.

She is survived by two sons, William P. Smith III of Fall River and Brian J. Smith and his wife Sharon of Tiverton, RI; three daughters, Karen Geary of Fall River, Colleen Kalemkeridis and her husband John of Hanson and Cathleen Gendreau and her husband Daniel of Lakeville; one brother, Raymond Therrien; one sister, Theresa Bates; five grandchildren, Brianne, Kelsey, Lauren, Laura and Elizabeth and many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Delores Bates.

Her burial in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Fall River will be private for family only and is in the care of Waring-Sullivan Home at Cherry Place. The family will have a Celebration of Life at a later date. To leave a note of condolence visit,


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Muriel Pacheco

May 12, 2020

I am so sorry to hear that Laura has passed away , I send my deepest Sympathy to the your family . I worked with Laura for many years , we had a lot of fun and good times when we worked together, Laura was a beautiful soul and person and friend she will be missed , again I am so sorry for your loss. God Bless to you all . Muriel Pacheco


May 12, 2020

Billy, Karen, Cathleen, Colleen, and Brian

The heart that your mother had for others is a rare gift to the many people who had the privilege to know her and be blessed by her. I was one of those people. My heart breaks for all of you. RIP sweet Laura, I will never forget you

Kristen Bergeron

May 12, 2020

I'll always cherish the memory of weekends at Aunt Laura and Uncle Bills house.Aunt Laura, thank you for being such a sweet loving aunt. Billy,Karen, Brian, Colleen , Cathleen,Dad and Aunt Terry,I'm so sorry for your loss. Love you Kristen.

Rachel Craven

May 11, 2020

Im so sorry for your loss Colleen! Mom was a pleasure to take care of! My thoughts are with you and your family!! May Laura rest in peace!

Beth Gonneville

May 11, 2020

May Laura RIP it was great being able to take care of her she was a sweet lady Iam sending prayers to the families God Bless all of you Beth

Aysha Chandler

May 11, 2020

So sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family. She will be missed by all of the nemasket staff.

Octavio & Caroline Pavao

May 11, 2020

To Billy, Karen, Brian, Colleen and Cathleen,

We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. We can't begin to imagine the pain and heartache you are going through. May you find strength in the Love of family and warm embrace of Friends. Fly with the angels Laura may you rest in peace!

Octavio, Caroline, Alisha and Marissa Pavao

Ellen Dayton

May 11, 2020

My Condolences to Laura family she was such a sweetheart


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