Frances T. Smith, 87

Frances Smith

NORWAY — Frances T. Smith, 87, a lifelong resident of Norway, passed away on Friday, Dec. 15, 2017 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 Second Congregational churches in Norway.

Frances is survived by her children, Bonnie Seames of South Paris, John Butters of Waterford and Randy Butters of Stoneham; five stepchildren, Lynn Hamper, Stephen Smith, Jennifer Smith, Melody Wright and Jeffrey Smith; two grandchildren and several stepgrandchildren.

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.

Online condolences may be shared with her family at

Graveside services will be held in the spring at the Norway Center Cemetery with time and date to be announced.

Donations in her memory may be made to the Second Congregational Church, UCC, P.O. Box 164, Norway, ME 04268 or Responsible Pet Care, P.O. Box 82, Norway, ME 04268.

Arrangements are under the care of Chandler Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, 45 Main Street, South Paris.

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