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Leo P. Gallagher & Son Funeral Home

31 Arch Street, Greenwich, CT

OBITUARY

Albertha Smith

August 1, 1922June 18, 2020

Albertha Gordon Smith, a long time resident of Greenwich, CT. departed this life in Hospice at Greenwich Hospital after several months of declining health. She was born August 1, 1922 in Kensington, St. Ann, Jamaica W.I. to the late Benjamin and Rachel Gordon. She was the youngest of eleven brothers and sisters who have since predeceased her.

The early part of Albertha’s life was spent in Jamaica. She was educated in her local school system and attended culinary school in her early adult years. In 1968 Albertha migrated to Greenwich, CT. where she became employed at United Hospital in Port Chester, NY. for several years and later was employed at the Packet Factory in Greenwich. Years after this she would become self employed and establish her own business designing and baking wedding cakes. Her passion to cook was always apparent with the many delicious dishes she would have prepared and a lot of times make a plate for friends to take home to enjoy.

She joined First Baptist Church of Greenwich in early 1970. She was a faithful and dedicated member until her health declined. During her time with the church she would become a member of the Missionary Society and Pastor's Aide. She regularly attended Sunday school and prayer services. When the Voices of Inspiration choir would have their annual concerts she would provide lemon water as a refresher during their intermission time to help support the singers.

She met and married the love of her life Josiah Smith in 1974. They would spend many happy years together until he predeceased her in September 2000.

She leaves fond and loving memories to her cousin Joyce Gordon, Rev. Rhuben Brown, her God daughter Gracie Smith, and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, June 26, 2020

  • Prayer Service

    Friday, June 26, 2020

  • Burial

    Friday, June 26, 2020

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