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Viginia Hope (McIntire) Smith

December 5, 1924July 15, 2020

Virginia Hope (McIntire) Smith, 95, of Eastham, died peacefully at her beloved home.

She was the last remaining child of the six children, born to the late Charles and Marion McIntire, on Dec. 5, 1924, in Weymouth. Virginia was married to the late James H. Smith, Jr. in 1948, and they raised their family in Weymouth, before retiring to Eastham.

Ginny worked as a secretary at Cities Service Oil Co. and retired from Sears Roebuck & Co. from the Cashier Dept. in 1987.

Ginny was an active member of the Eastham Methodist Church, Bayberry Quilters, Ladies Card Group, (FECOA) Friends of Eastham Council of Aging. As a member of FECOA, Ginny took advantage of their many programs; trips, needlepoint, knitting, exercise and luncheons. Ginny volunteered at the FECOA Thrift Shop for the last 18 years. Ginny and her husband were very supportive and active in their community.

Ginny is survived by her beloved family, Jonathan J. and Teri Smith, of Niantic, Conn.; Kevin C. and Nancy Smith, of Weymouth; Elizabeth A. and Steven Vaillancourt, of Marshfield; Stephen D. Smith and Kimberly Canale–Smith, of Weymouth. She is also survived by her 12 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by Carol V. Stephens.

A memorial service will be held at a later date, with private burial service at Evergreen Cemetery.


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Elizabeth Vaillancourt

July 25, 2020

Throughout our lives my mother gave. We shared, blessings and sorrows, we loved, we were polite and kind, sharing advice (mom, more then I), we grew in our relationship as mother, daughter and family, not always seeing eye to eye, but open to advise and reasoning, that opened our eyes. My mom's wit and charm always held a smile in my eye. My heart swells with adoration, with her life well lived through all her love and sorrows, my mother gave, as God's grace gives. I will always celebrate your life, for you carried on your mother's love to me. United always, through generations of family. Love from your daughter, Elizabeth (Lizzy)

Rosemary Murrman

July 23, 2020

Ginny, was my friend & coworker at the Eastham FECOA Thrift Shop. It was an honor to know this lovely lady & am so pleased we met & became good friends.
Rosemary Murrman

joan Douglas

July 18, 2020

I will always treasure my friendship with Ginny. She was a kind soul and always enjoyed going for a ride or checking out the beaches. I was glad to share a special lunch with Lizzy and Ginny of lobster rolls the week before she passed away. She ate the whole sandwich and the cole slaw too. She was so glad to be able to be in her own home and find comfort in her memories that surrounded her. She told some funny stories of her sisters and brother to me; and was surprised that she was older than all of them when she passed. Oh the competition of siblings I guess never ends. I will miss her and hope that she is at peace with Jim and Carol ; who has been on her mind alot this past year. Love, Joan and Kent and family.


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