Mary F. Smith
1944 ∼ 2020
Mary Francis Smith, of Hyannis, born in Boston on April 22, 1944 was taken from this earth on December 4, 2020 to be united with my dad, Melden E. Smith in heaven. I am their only child. I want the world to know that she was a wonderful lady and my very best friend.
My mom made me so happy and I think about all that we did together every day now. Those memories will always be with me and bring me joy. We loved to laugh together, watch movies and sing songs. She loved soft rock and oldies. We learned all about planes together as my dad was in the Air Force for twenty-eight years and shared that with us. Her very favorite movie was Saint Elmo’s Fire. We loved the theme song. One of the lines is, “ I can make it, I know I can”. I will think of that each day because I know that my mom wants me to be happy more than anything else. She spent so much of her life taking care of me and making me strong.
Another song that was a favorite of hers was “Night Shift”. She loved it because it reminded her of when she was a Customs Inspector at The Port of Boston. She was the first woman to do that job at Logan! Our interest in airplanes gave my mom the chance to be on the Barnstable Airport Commission. She also worked for the Barnstable Public Schools System and the Barnstable Housing Authority as a secretary for many years. When she was young, she worked for the Aeronautics and Space Administration and the US Air Force in Boston offices. Everyone who knew my mom loved her!
The Patriots, Red Sox, Celtics and the Bruins were her passion. She taught me to be a big fan beginning when I was a little girl. We cheered for them together every chance we had.
Yellow roses, marble cake with raspberry filling and buttercream frosting and oysters on the half shell were her favorites. We had a tradition of eating boiled eggs every Sunday morning together. She taught me to love traditions, love people and always see the good side of life.
My mother made my world a wonderful place and she made the whole world a better place. A graveside service, next to my dad at the National Cemetery in Bourne, will be at 11am on Tuesday, December 29th.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to: https://gofund.me/131f1b2e for Julie’s support.