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Nancy Lewis Smith

LAKEVILLE — Nancy Lewis Smith, 97, of Lakeville, died July 25, 2021, at Noble Horizons.

Nancy was born in Waterbury on July 30, 1923, daughter of the late Octavia (Hickcox) and Justin Smith.  

She was a graduate of Great Barrington School for Girls in Great Barrington, Mass., Endicott College in Beverly, Mass., and received her degree in teaching from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pa. 

After college, she worked at House of Industry in Philadelphia, a settlement house dedicated to the relief and employment of destitute immigrants. 

She then returned to Connecticut, settled in Lakeville, and began her decades-long career teaching at Salisbury Central School.

Nancy had an affinity for nature. She enjoyed painting and photography and would often use  photos she had taken as inspiration for her paintings.  

She had a great interest in world travel and was an active member of the Salisbury Congregational Church, where she was very involved in the Ladies’ Upkeep Society.

Nancy leaves her brother, Justin L. Smith and his wife Jean (Vey) Smith of Boothbay Harbor, Maine; and eight nieces and nephews. 

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her sisters, Octavia Smith Cobb and Patricia Smith Brown.

A memorial service was held Wed., Aug. 4, at the Salisbury Congregational Church. Burial is private and at the convenience of the family.  

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Nancy’s name may be made to Save the Children, 501 Kings Highway East, Fairfield, CT 06825.  

For additional information or to leave an online message of condolence, go to www.hickcoxfuneralhome.com.

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