NORWAY — Frances T. Smith, 87, a lifelong resident of Norway, passed away on Friday, Dec. 15, at Stephens Memorial Hospital with her family by her side.

She was born in Norway on April 20, 1930, the daughter of Walter and Edna (French) Thurston. She attended local schools, graduating from Norway High School in 1949.

Frances worked locally at C.B. Cummings, a job she held for 30 years.

In October of 1977 she married Malcolm Smith and they lived at Town and Country Mobile Home Village where they enjoyed all of the activities that the park had to offer. She was a member of the Norway Center and 2nd Congregational churches in Norway.

Frances is survived by her children, Bonnie Seames and husband, Rick, of South Paris, John Butters and wife, Marcia, of Waterford and Randy Butters of Stoneham; five stepchildren, Lynn Hamper, Stephen Smith, Jennifer Smith, Melody Wright and Jeffrey Smith; two grandchildren, Brian Touchette of Newark, Del., and Kevin Touchette of Wood Dale, Ill.; and several step-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband, Malcolm, on Sept. 28, 2013; her brother, Vaughn Thurston on Dec. 11, 2017. She will be truly missed, but her memory will last forever in the hearts of her family and friends.

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Frances T. Smith

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