LACONIA — Charlotte Velma Smith, 82, of 16 Charlevoix Place, died peacefully at the Belknap County Nursing Home on Monday, November 4, 2013.

Charlotte was born February 3, 1931 in Springfield, Vermont, the daughter of the late Raymond and Nellie (Jerome) Giddings. She had attended schools in South Port and Fairfield, Connecticut and moved to Laconia in 1959.

Charlotte had been employed at METZ for thirteen years before retiring in 1991. She had been a member of the Laconia Congregational Church for twenty-nine years and enjoyed cooking, reading and walks.

Survivors include a son, Raymond Smith, and his wife, Debra, of Laconia; a daughter, Linda Isitt and her husband, Randy, of Oregon; eight grandchildren, Gabriel Isitt, Emma Isitt, Joseph Isitt and his wife, Sarah, Leslie Isitt, Darcie Isitt and Paul Isitt all of Oregon and Curtis Albert of Belmont and Heather Albert of Laconia; two great grandchildren, Coen Albert and Tucker Albert, both of Belmont; a brother, Henry Giddings, of Vermont; a sister, Edith Paradise, of Georgia and several nephews and nieces. In addition to her parents, Charlotte was predeceased by her three brothers, Edward Giddings, James Giddings and Gilbert Giddings.

There will be no calling hours.

Per Charlotte's request, a private graveside service will be held at the family lot in Sacred Heart Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, Charlotte requested memorial donations may be made to Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice, 780 North Main Street, Laconia, NH 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

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