Nancy Gates Smith

Published: 12/16/2017 3:00:14 AM
Modified: 12/16/2017 3:00:27 AM

Charlestown, N.H. — Nancy Gates Smith, 74, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017. She was born in Springfield, Vt., on March 10, 1943, the daughter of Hesslar H. and Miriam (Palmer) Gates.

She was part of the UNH graduating class in 1965 and went on to work at Connecticut River Bank. She retired in 2014 after 47 years. She spent every summer at her family’s cottage on Crystal Lake in Enfield, N.H. She enjoyed spending time with her family in the sun. She loved watching her nephew Abraham’s sporting events while he was growing up and later went to watch Mia and Mason’s games as well. She was a big Red Sox fan. She also enjoyed the friends that she made at Langdon Place of Keene and the excellent care given by the staff.

She is survived by her sister, Susan Wertkin and her husband, Robert of Michigan; brothers, John B. Gates and his wife, Jane Haley of Claremont, N.H., Hesslar P. Gates and his wife, Rosemary of Sunapee, N.H.; nephew, Abraham Gates and his wife, Michele, as well as their children, Mia and Mason Gates of Keene, N.H; and many other nieces and nephews.

She is predeceased by her nephew, Tyler Gates.

Visiting hours will be held at the Charlestown Memorial Chapel, 34 Main Street in Charlestown on Monday evening, Dec. 18 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Burial will be in Pine Crest Cemetery in the spring.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to

Arrangements are with Stringer Funeral Homes, Inc., 146 Broad Street in Claremont.

To view an online memorial or send a private message of condolence, visit

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