Marilyn S Smith


1932 – 2023


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Marilyn S Smith

Marilyn was born in Newton, MA and spent her childhood there with summers spent on Martha’s Vineyard, solidifying her life-long love of the Vineyard and sandy beaches.

After graduating from Penn Hall, she worked at Raytheon, where she met her husband, Morrie. They were married July 2, 1955 and lived in Waban, but eventually settled in Needham. In Needham, Marilyn and Morrie was very active in Christ Church and the community. When her girls were growing up, summers were spent in Chatham and involved lots of time spent swimming and sailing.

After Morrie died, Marilyn moved to Waltham and returned to spending time on her beloved Martha’s Vineyard. She also joined the Church of the Advent in Boston, where she was an active member of the altar guild. A friend at the Advent re-introduced her to the Red Sox and she became a die-hard fan. She loved watching ‘her boys’ at Fenway and followed them closely wherever they played.

Spending time at the beach was Marilyn’s favorite past-time. Wherever there was a beach, you could find Marilyn walking with her head down looking for shells. She also had quite a green thumb and never met a plant she didn’t like.

Marilyn was pre-deceased by her husband Morriss ‘Morrie’ A. Smith. She is survived by her daughters, Marcia Smith of Boston, MA and Tracey Smith (Doug Redfield) of Eastsound, WA, her granddaughter, Margaret ‘Teddy’ Redfield of Chicago, IL and her beloved cat, Doodle.

Donations can be made to the MSPCA (

A memorial service will be held in the spring at Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, MA.

8 Responses to “Marilyn S Smith”

  • L.L. Hunsucker says:

    Dear Tracy, Doug and Teddy,
    We are so sorry for your great loss. Marilyn was an incredible mother, you are evidence of that.

    We are sending you our love and condolences.

    Tom and Leslie

  • Beth and Chris Hoolehan says:

    Dear Tracey, Doug and Teddy,
    We are so sorry to hear about Marilyn. Our hearts go out to you all and may the happy memories of a life well lived and loved bring you peace at this time.

    Beth and Chris Hoolehan

  • Hope Smith Cote says:

    Dear Marcia and Tracey:

    So sorry for the loss of Aunt Marilyn. Sorry we lost touch over the years but I have fond memories of her and your Dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Aunt Hope

  • Stephanie Rossi says:

    Marcia and Tracey,

    Best memory of your mom was spending Mother’s Day with our Mom’s at T. W. Food. I loved hearing stories about her, and being able to meet her in person was so special. The world lost a wonderful person but we will remember her always.

    Love to you both, along with your families.

    Steph (and my Mom too). Xoxox

  • Viva Flumerfelt & Jill Wieliczki says:

    Our heartfelt sympathy for your loss. Wishing you comfort and peace at this tender time. Sincerely, Viva and Jill

  • Nessa O’Shaughnessy says:

    So sorry to hear

  • Nessa O’Shaughnessy says:

    So sorry to learn of the loss of your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.. I am here in Easton,Ct with Tom and Leslie who send their condolences too.

  • Jennifer Blum says:

    Tracey and Marcia, I’m so sorry to learn of the loss of your Mom. She was so proud of you both and would always delight in telling me what you were up to when I’d see her on the Vineyard. Tracey, you and Doug were wonderful to have her move to be with you yet in her own place. You were a devoted daughter and son to her. Jeff and I also lost my mom this year on Oct 15, and Jeff and I were fortunate to be able to spend a lot of time with her and be with her on the day she passed away peacefully in her sleep. Sending you love and sympathy, Jennifer

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