Cornelia ‘Connie’ (Dawe) Smith
NORTH CANAAN — Cornelia “Connie” (Dawe) Smith, 92, of Westbrook, Conn., formerly of North Canaan, passed away Nov. 19, 2011. Connie was born in Bristol, Conn., on June 13, 1919, to the late Fannie (Ford) and George Dawe. She is survived by her daughter, Sarah L. Smith and her husband, David Sermersheim, of Killingworth, Conn.; her son, Peter W. Smith and his wife, Claire, of Westbrook; her son, Jay B. Smith of Guilford, Conn.; her grandchildren, Megan E. Smith, Caitlin N. Smith, Sarah Charlotte Smith, Anne L. Smith and Hayley C. Smith; and her brother, George Lyman Dawe of Illinois.In addition to her parents, Connie was predeceased by her loving husband, Harold F. Smith Sr.; her son, Harold F. Smith Jr.; and her sister, Virginia D. Coughlin.Connie will be missed by her friend and caregiver for many years, Anella Brilinkeviciene, as well as her daughter-in-law, Donna P. Smith.A funeral service was held at the First Congregational Church of Westbrook on Nov. 22. Burial followed at the Ashley Falls Cemetery in Sheffield, Mass. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Salisbury School, General Scholarship Fund, Development Office, 251 Canaan Road, Salisbury, CT 06068.The Swan Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. Go to www.swanfuneralhomeoldsaybrook.com.