MEREDITH — Mary Elizabeth (Maguire) Smith Morrill, aged 90, died peacefully on December 17, 2013 at her home in Meredith, New Hampshire after a long illness. Mary was born February 27, 1923 in Stoneham, Massachusetts and was the daughter of William F. and Eva M. (Ulrich) Maguire. Her sister Anna M. and brother William F. have deceased.
In 1946 Mary wed Samuel W. Smith who died in 1967. With Sam she raised three sons and a daughter in Stoneham. In 1972 she married William D. Morrill and in 1979 moved to Holderness, New Hampshire. In 1999 they moved to Naples, Florida. She returned to New Hampshire in 2010.
Through the years Mary taught her children, nieces, grandchildren and great-grandchildren the benefits of family, laughter, music, kindness, and civic action. In Stoneham Mary was a founding member of the Stoneham Chapter for the League of Women Voters, and was later appointed to the Stoneham Board of Appeals. As a resident of Holderness she served on the Zoning Board of Adjustment and volunteered for Squam Lakes Association. When she lived in Florida she helped at the local Habitat for Humanity.
Mary is survived by her three sons, William F. and wife Rose Smith, Joseph P. and wife Regina Smith, Paul D. Smith and Marion, and daughter Mary-Ellen and Peter Hodges. She loved dearly her grandchildren, their spouses and doted on her great-grandchildren. Surviving family include her nieces Susanne, Nathalie, Paula and their husbands. All were uniquely favored and loved.
The family would like to note the friendships, consideration and respect shown by the residents and staff of the Meredith Bay Colony Club. Please make any memorial gifts to Pemi-Valley Habitat for Humanity (www.pemivalleyhabitat.org) or the Central New Hampshire VNA and Hospice (http://www.centralvna.org). Burial arrangements are private.
Mayhew Funeral Homes & Crematorium of Meredith and Plymouth are assisting the family. For Mary's Book of Memories: www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com