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Obituary for Alice J. Smith (Jewell)

Alice (Jewell) Smith, 92, of Canton, CT, died Saturday, July 27, 2019 at her home after a long illness. She was born September 9, 1926 in Bridgeport, CT, daughter of the late J. Lawrence and Dorothy (Perry) Jewell and was raised in Fairfield, CT. Alice attended Smith College before moving on to graduate from Colby College, and later receiving her Master’s Degree in Education. Alice spent over 20 years teaching mathematics at the Vogel Middle School in Torrington CT, which she dearly loved. She was a member of the Brooks-Green Woods Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Torrington, and enjoyed sewing, knitting, cooking and traveling. Alice loved to play bridge and mahjong with her friends who were a very important part of her life.

Alice was such a very special lady who cherished spending time with her family. Her memory will be carried on forever in the hearts of her children, Nancy LaRosa and her husband Joseph of Portland, CT, and D. Gibson Smith and Elise Simeone of Acton, MA; her sister, Frances P. Jewell of Bradenton, FL; and granddaughter Jennifer Davis of Portland, CT. She was predeceased by her former husband, Donald G. Smith of New Hartford, CT.

Calling hours will be Thursday August 1st, 5:00 - 7:00 PM at The Vincent Funeral Home, 120 Albany Turnpike, Canton. Private graveside services and burial will be held on Friday August 2nd at Oak Lawn Cemetery in Fairfield. The family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to the staff of Vitas Hospice Care of Glastonbury, and her long term caregiver Margaret for taking such wonderful care of their mother. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Connecticut Chapter, 659 Tower Avenue, First Floor, Hartford, CT 06112 ( ). Please visit Alice’s “Book of Memories” at for online condolences.