• Dorothy E. Smith
    March 10,2014
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    Dorothy E. Smith
    Dorothy E. Smith

    PROCTOR — Dorothy E. Smith, 83, formerly of Proctor and most recently, The Meadows at East Mountain in Rutland, died Friday, March 7, 2014, at Rutland Regional Medical Center.

    She was born on August 28, 1930, in Proctor, Vt., the daughter of Fritz and Anna (Melen) Gollstrom.

    She was a graduate of Proctor High School.

    Dorothy was formerly employed for many years as a bookbinder at Sharp Offset Printing. Dot also worked as a waitress at American Legion Post #31 where she was a longtime member of the Women’s Auxiliary.

    She enjoyed playing bingo and doing puzzles but above all, she loved spending time with her grandchildren.

    She is survived by three daughters, Mary Rizk and husband John and their daughters Heather and Sarah of Mendon, Marie Fitzgerald and husband David and their sons Dan and Nathan of Pittsford, and Wanda Bushey and her daughters Brittany and Courtney of Pittsford; two sons, David Harrison Jr. and wife Donna and their sons Sean and Tate of Proctor, and Ed Harrison and wife Robin and their daughters Hillary and Lindsay of Brandon; several great-grandchildren; three sisters, Ruthie Gollstrom and Donna Blight, both of Proctor, and Betty Gleason of Utah.

    She was predeceased by her first husband, David Harrison Sr.; her second husband, Vernon Smith; four sons, Michael, Robert, Tom and Pat Harrison; a granddaughter, Ashley Fitzgerald; three brothers, Oscar, Robert and Howard Gollstrom; and a sister, Eleanor Mailhoit.

    There will be no calling hours.

    Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at the Barnard Funeral Home in Pittsford with the Rev. Douglas Williamson, pastor of the Union Church of Proctor, officiating.

    Burial will be at a later date in Riverside Cemetery in Proctor.

    The family suggests memorial contributions for those who wish may be made to the Proctor Fire Dept., 41 Main St., Proctor, VT 05765.
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