Published DateLACONIA — Nancy Pashley Smith, 88, of Old North Main Street, died Friday, January 18, 2013 at Lakes Region General Hospital.
She was born in Providence, Rhode Island, the daughter of Donald W. and Agnes (Hall) Hurd. Nancy moved to Laconia after graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design. She worked at the Laconia Airport and also the Laconia Citizen in the advertising department. She then moved to White Plains, New York, where she worked as a Sound Area Advertising Manager for Westchester Rockland Newspapers until her retirement. She maintained a home in Laconia through most of her life and retirement years.
She is survived by one son, James C. Pashley Jr. of Gardena, California, one grandson, Matthew R. Pashley of Gardena, California, one brother, Dr. John Hurd of Vancouver, Washington, a sister-in-law, Georgianna Smith Silva of Concord, two nephews; David Hurd of Vancouver, Washington and George A. Silva of Massachusetts, and one niece, Susan Tucker of Barrington, Rhode Island. She was predeceased by her husband, Lawrence J. Smith in 2007 and one sister, Jean H. Tucker.
Calling hours will be held from 4 PM to 6 PM on Thursday, January 24, 2013 at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, using the Carriage House entrance. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, January 25, 2013 at 11:00 AM at St. Andre Bessette Parish – St. Joseph Church, 30 Church Street, Laconia, N.H. Burial will follow in the Smith family lot in Calvary Cemetery in Concord.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Lakes Region Scholarship Foundation, PO Box 7312, Gilford, NH 03247-7312, the Community Wellness Center, 22 Strafford Street, Laconia, N. H. 03246 or the Holy Trinity Endowment Trust, c/o St. Joseph Church, 30 Church Street, Laconia, N. H. 03246.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com .