Dora L. Smith

Ascutney, Vt. — Dora L. Smith, 73, a resident of Ascutney passed away Sunday evening, Feb. 10, 2013, at Cedar Hill Healthcare in Windsor.

She was born Nov. 5, 1939, in Windsor the daughter of Francis and Clara (Ellis) Perry. She received her schooling in Windsor and graduated from Windsor High School in 1958. She married Raymond H. Smith in Windsor on June 28, 1958. She was employed at the former Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company for 22 years until the plant closed in 1987. She then went to work for Split Ball Bearing in Lebanon, N.H. and later at Cedar Hill Healthcare in Windsor. She most recently was employed at IHS Nursing Home until her retirement.

She attended St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Windsor and was a member of the American Legion Post #25 Auxiliary in Windsor.

She was predeceased by her father, one brother, Francis Perry, one sister, Paula Martel and one granddaughter, Brandy Burridge.

Survivors include her husband, Raymond H. Smith of Ascutney; her mother, Clara Perry of Plainfield, N.H.; one daughter, Laurie Jean Burridge and her husband, Russ of Newbury, Vt., two sons, Raymond Smith and his wife, Cynthia of Claremont, N.H. and Scott Smith and his wife, Heather of Brownsville, Vt.; ten grandchildren, Erica Smith, Nicholas Smith and his wife, Kayla, Alex Smith, Will Smith, Maddie Smith, Quincey Smith, Sarah Burridge, Noah Burridge, Matthew Husband and Holly Cannistraci; three great-grandchildren, Ella Rose Smith, Madison Husband and Jayden Cannistraci; one brother, Roland Perry of Unity, N.H., two sisters, Claire Broughton of Claremont, N.H. and Marie Lorangen of Florida; several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the Knight Funeral Home in Windsor on Friday evening, Feb. 15 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. The funeral service will begin at 7 p.m., with the Rev. Susan Langle, Pastor of the Trinity Episcopal Church in Claremont, officiating. Committal services will be held in the spring in the Ascutney Cemetery in Windsor.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Cedar Hill Healthcare to benefit the Activities Fund, at 49 Cedar Hill Drive, Windsor, VT 05089.

Condolences may be expressed to her family in an online guestbook at