Frances Elizabeth Smith


Frances Elizabeth Smith, 93, of Oak Bluffs, passed away on July 4, 2021, at Windemere Nursing Home. She was born on March 31, 1928, in Edgartown, to Edwin T. and Florence M. Smith at their home on Pease’s Point Way.

Frances worked at the Edgartown Senior Center, and was a member of the Federated Church in Edgartown. She was also a 50-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star Oriental Chapter No. 93, a past matron for three years, and a grand representative to New Mexico in 1977, serving in that chapter for 47 years. She enjoyed cross-stitch, cooking, and traveling.

Frances is survived by many close friends.

Frances was laid to rest at the Old West Side Cemetery in Edgartown on July 8, 2021. A memorial service will be held at a later date at the Federated Church in Edgartown.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Frances’ memory can be made to the Federated Church Literacy Program, online at, or by mail, addressed to Treasurer of the Federated Church, P.O. Box 249, Edgartown, MA 02539.

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