Priscilla Nancy Smith, 86, died Tuesday evening October 8, 2019 at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. She was born in Newburyport on August 18, 1933 to the late Louis and Pauline (Haley) Canepa. Raised and educated in Newburyport she was a graduate of Newburyport High School Class of 1951. She continued her education graduating in 1954 with her Nursing Degree from The Peter Bent Brigham School of Nursing.
She was employed for a short time as an RN, before marrying her husband of 65 years David Smith and became a stay at home mom. Priscilla enjoyed traveling with her husband, they loved Bermuda and would visit 2 and 3 times a year. Priscilla was described as a “Campfire” everyone loved to gather around her and spend time, especially her grandchildren.
Priscilla is survived by her husband David Smith of Newburyport; children, D. Michael Smith of Seabrook, Jeffrey A. Smith of Newburyport, and Paula Kelley and her husband Michael of Newburyport; grandchildren, Sean, Sonya, Thomas, Kristina, Anthony, Tori, David, Jack, and Molly; great grandchildren, Dylan, Kyver, Iona, and Wyatt; brother in law Fred Smith of Williamsburg, VA; as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She also leaves behind her dear friends, Muffin and Wendy who meant the world to her.
Family and friends are invited to Priscilla’s Funeral Mass at 9:00 AM on Saturday October 12, 2019 at Immaculate Conception Church. Burial will follow at St. Mary Cemetery in Newburyport. The Twomey, LeBlanc, & Conte Funeral Home 193 High St. Newburyport, MA 01950 is assisting Mrs. Smith’s family with her funeral arrangements.
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