Folsom Funeral Service

Smith Pauline

Pauline Ann “Polly” Smith, of Westwood, passed away peacefully on May 20, 2024. She was born on January 19, 1935, the daughter of Pauline (Knight) Brown and Thomas F. Brown. Pauline was born in Newton, and lived in Brighton until eventually moving to Westwood. Shortly after moving to Westwood, Pauline met the love of her life, Robert Smith. Pauline and Bob were married on May 14, 1955. 

Pauline was a graduate of Westwood High School, the Forsythe Dental School and later earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Northeastern University. 

Pauline was a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church of Westwood. She served for 50+ years teaching Sunday school, leading the youth group, serving on the Board of Christian Education, the Board of Deacons, the Board of Trustees, the Board of Missions, and more throughout the years. In the late 1960’s Pauline, together with a member of the First Parish Church, co-founded the Westwood Mini Camp. The vision for the summer camp program was to create an opportunity for inclusion of inner city children and Westwood children. It flourished and became a sought after camp for families. Pauline was active in Brownies, Girl Scouts, Friends In Service Helping (FISH), and many other volunteer organizations. Among her hobbies were reading and walking. 

Pauline worked as a payroll manager for Carter’s in Needham, then served in a similar role for Action for Boston Community Development in Boston until her retirement in 2010.  

Family was the most important part of Polly’s life. She loved family gatherings, trips, family vacations in Ocean Park, Maine and all the in between times with children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

The wife of the late Robert E. Smith, Polly is survived by daughters Pam Morneau and her husband John of Brunswick, Maine and Kim Poirier and her husband Austin “Bill” of Walpole, Massachusetts. She is also survived by her grandchildren Aaron Morneau and his wife Caitlin of Alexandria, Virginia; Jared Morneau and his wife Adrian of Lewiston, Maine; Austin “Mike” Poirier and his wife Annie Elfar of Charlestown, Massachusetts; Andrew Poirier and his wife Erin of Franklin, Massachusetts; and Bill Poirier and his girlfriend Stacy Hartmann of Los Angeles, California; and great grandchildren Aiden, Colby, and Sawyer Morneau and Lily and Elise Poirier. Polly was the sister of the late Constance J. Smith, sister-in-law of the late Earle C. Smith, sister-in-law of Wayne Smith of Westwood, Gerald Smith of Weymouth, and Chester Smith of Canton. Polly is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Visitation with the family at the First Baptist Church of Westwood will be at 10:00 on Friday, June 14, 2024, followed by a Celebration of Life service at 11:00. Interment will follow at Old Westwood Cemetery.  

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Crossroads Continuum or Boston Children’s Hospital, both near and dear to Polly’s heart. 

Crossroads Continuum

Attn: Shelley Reese
43 Broad Street
Hudson, MA 01749

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Boston Children’s Hospital

401 Park Drive, Suite 602

Boston, MA 02215-5301

Guestbook Entries

  1. May 25th, 2024 | 8:56 pm

    She is now resting in peace

  2. Kenneth Shaw
    May 26th, 2024 | 5:57 pm

    So grateful to have had Polly in my life. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. Through our faith in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ we will all be joined together in a good measure of time.

  3. Sylvia (Reed) Gardner
    May 26th, 2024 | 9:42 pm

    Pauline and I grew up together in Westwood. We were neighbors as were Bob and his brothers. She and I shared the same birthday, and our mothers let us skip school that day every year. We usually went to Boston to a movie. She was a wonderful Christian woman and we shared our faith. My love and prayers go out to her daughters and their families.

  4. May 29th, 2024 | 9:43 am

    “Polly” as I knew her always greeted you with such a “happy to see you “smile and friendly embrace. She glowed with pride at the mentioning of any member of the family and had a cute story to go with it. Truly a great loss to all of her family and all who knew her. God bless Polly.

  5. June 1st, 2024 | 6:50 am

    Polly’s smile and kindness was terrific. She will be missed by family and friends. Rest in peace.

  6. Tom and Kim Baldwin
    June 4th, 2024 | 9:57 am

    Sending our deepest condolences to you and your families. You’re in our thoughts.

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