Half Staff – Charlotte U. Smith

June 29, 2013
Rockport, MA — Charlotte Anne (Underwood) Smith, 85, of Rockport, Mass., passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 29, 2013, at her home surrounded by family and friends. She was born March 3, 1928, daughter of the late Charles and Genevra Underwood of Winchester, Mass. Charlotte was a graduate of Stephen’s College in Missouri. In 1949, she married Duncan Bruce Smith and made their home in Pennsylvania. She was a homemaker, wife and mother, who loved horses, dogs and cats. You could always find her with a dog in her lap or at her feet. She loved having family and friends visit her in Rockport, or taking a trip to Pennsylvania to visit her grandchildren and great-grandchildren on the farm that she loved. Mrs. Smith was a member of the Mayflower Society, D.A.R., Tuesday Breakfast Club, Pigeon Cove Circle, Sandy Bay Yacht Club, Rockport Historical Society and the Morris Township Historical Society. She is survived by her two sons, Duncan B. Smith II and his wife, Aileen; Doug Smith and his wife, Pegg, all of Prosperity, Pa.; her daughter, Heather Chandler and her husband, Steven, of New York; grandchildren, Charles Smith and his wife, Pamela, Andrew Smith and his wife, Tiffany, and Michael Smith, all of Prosperity, Pa., Duncan Bruce Smith III of Donora, Pa., Meghan and Christopher Chandler, both of New York; 4 great-grandchildren, Debra, Tyler Dylan and Drew, all of Prosperity, Pa.; and her dearest neighbors/friends, Dan Piering and Dossie Campbell. She was predeceased by her husband, D. Bruce Smith.ARRANGEMENTS: In life, Charlotte loved to entertain and welcomed all into her home, so in keeping with her wishes, an open house in Rockport, Mass., and Prosperity, Pa., with family and friends, will be held at a later date. There will be no visiting hours and the burial will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to Cape Ann Animal Aid, 4 Paws Lane, Gloucester, MA 01930. Arrangements are by the Burgess and Mackey Funeral Home, 201 Main St., Rockport, MA. Online condolences may be given at www.burgessandmackey.com