Rachel J. Smith


Rachel J. Smith, 89, of Bloomfield, Conn., died Saturday, May 16, 2009, at home after a long illness. She was born March 15, 1920, in Ellsworth Falls. She was the daughter of Russell J. and Gladys (Schoppe) Smith.

She attended local schools and graduated from Ellsworth High School, Class of 1938. She was employed for many years at Schaffman & Schaffman, CPA’s followed by several years as office manager at Wethersfield Country Club until her retirement. Rachel enjoyed fishing and time spent with family and friends.

She was predeceased by two brothers, Carroll and Robert Smith; and three sisters, Helen Willey, Mary Lawrence and Charlotte Smith. She is survived by several nieces and nephews.

There are no calling hours. A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in the Juniper Cemetery, Ellsworth Falls. Memorial donations may be made to the Connecticut Humane Society, 701 Russell Road, Newington, CT 06111 or Protectors of Animals, 144 Main St., East Hartford, CT 06118 Taylor & Modeen Funeral Home, West Hartford are in charge of arrangements.

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