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Smith, Agnes B.

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Agnes Beatrice (Riley) Smith, a resident of Westwood for thirty years, and formerly of Hudson, died Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at the Maples Rehabilitation and Nursing Home in Wrentham.  She was 90.  Agnes was born April 29, 1924 in Brighton, Massachusetts, a daughter of William and May (O’Toole) Riley.  She graduated from Brighton High School and worked briefly for the Boston Gas Company and Carter’s in Needham.  Agnes was the wife of the late Donald J. Smith and the sister of the late Pauline Shea.  She is survived by her daughter, Christina Shumate, and her husband Chris, of Carlsbad, California; her three sons, Kevin Paul Smith of Guam, Barry Francis Smith, and his wife Barbara, of Annapolis, Maryland, and Donald Louis Smith, and his wife Ann, of Wrentham; her brother, William T. Riley of North Conway, New Hampshire; and her four grandchildren, Kevin Smith, Richard “Ricky” Smith, Taylor Smith, and Jared Smith.  Visiting hours will be held Friday, August 1st from 4 to 8 PM at the Folsom Funeral Home, 649 High Street, Westwood.  Relatives and friends will gather at the funeral home, Saturday at 9 AM and proceed to St. Denis Church, 157 Washington Street (Route 1A), Islington for her Mass of Christian Burial at 10 o clock.  Interment will follow in the New Westwood Cemetery.  Donations in Agnes’ memory to the Julia Ruth House, 199 Canton Street, Westwood, MA 02090 would be appreciated.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Flynn Lundh
    August 1st, 2014 | 11:13 am

    We will remember her gentle spirit and nurturing heart-Bless you dear Audie!

  2. Valerie Jordan
    August 1st, 2014 | 9:03 pm

    Dear Christina I am so sorry to read about the death of your mother Agnes It seems unfair that death should have the power to take away our loved ones. When tragedy like this happens there are many questions that if answered can be soothing to the heart. Is God to blame for the loss of Riley? Will I ever see my mom again? These questions and many more can be answered from the Bible at My sincerest condolence to all in your family.

  3. Cynthia Kennedy
    August 4th, 2014 | 6:37 pm

    Audie — A special lady who touched our lives with her many kindnesses.

    Thinking of her family at this difficult time.

  4. Andrea Massa
    June 27th, 2019 | 3:41 pm

    To Audie’s family,
    You may not remember me, but I was Joni Murphy’s daughter and Frank Murphy was my Grandpa. I’m saddened to have learned of her passing, I only found out about this recently. I would love to get in touch with some of you if possible.
    Again, I’m so sorry for your loss. She was a great woman.

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