Ann G. Smith, 83

CASCO — Ann G. Smith (nee Grupe) died peacefully in her home on Jan. 24, 2018 due to Alzheimer's Disease. She was 83.

Mrs. Smith was born on Jan. 3, 1935 in Schenectady, N.Y. to her parents, George and Anna Grupe. She graduated from the Bellevue Hospital nursing program with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Nursing in 1954. She married Arthur Smith on June 18, 1955. The Smiths moved to Vernon, Conn., where Arthur worked as an Aeronautical Engineer and Ann worked at Manchester Hospital as a nurse. They later moved to Granville, Mass., in 1970. She continued nursing until she retired in 2001 and dedicated her remaining time to volunteering as Treasurer at the Granville Library, and caring for her grandchildren, as well as reading with elementary students at the school.

Ann Smith was a patient and skilled dialysis nurse with a passion for her patient's comfort. She was an active member in the garden club and played piano often, but rarely for an audience. Inspiring creativity and dedication in others was her lifelong goal.

Ann Smith is survived by her devoted husband Arthur; daughters, Karen Smith and Tracy Chamberlin; her son, Gordon Smith; her brother, George Grupe; and four grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held for Ann in Granville, Mass., this spring. In lieu of flowers, Arthur requests that donations be made in her name to the Granville Public Library, 2 Granby Rd., Granville, MA 01034. Online condolences may be left for the family at

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