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HAVERHILL - Annette B. (Cyr) Smith, 89, passed away December 24, 2017 at High Pointe House Hospice in Haverhill, after a period of declining health.
Annette was born in Wallagrass, Maine September 5, 1928 to Fred B. and Marie (Michaud) Cyr. She was the last-surviving of their 13 children. Her early life was spent in Caribou, Maine, where she graduated from Caribou High School. She then moved to Massachusetts and worked as a telephone operator prior to marrying the late Frank A. Smith, Jr. of Haverhill in 1948. Annette took great joy and pride in raising her four children. She also worked for a number of years at the former Amesbury Hospital. Annette lived for a time in Merrimac, MA, and Hampstead, NH, but returned to Haverhill to live at Phoenix Row apartments in 2006. Annette maintained a lifelong commitment to her Catholic faith, highlighted by a trip to Rome and to Medjugorje, Bosnia. She was a member of All Saints Parish in Haverhill. Annette was an accomplished painter and braider of fine wool rugs.
Annette is survived by her four children, Gregory A. Smith of Concord, N.H., Audrey J. Lehane of Shutesbury, Dianne M. Smith of Brookfield, N.H., and David A. Smith and his wife, Tina of Merrimac. She is also survived by five grandchildren, Amy Lehane of Easthampton, Corinne Briggs of Easthampton, and Kathryn (Katie) Heymann of Ware, and Skylar Smith and Aidan Smith, both of Merrimac, and four great-grandchildren.
ARRANGEMENTS - Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend calling hours on Saturday, December 30 from 10 a.m to 12:30 p.m. at the Kevin B. Comeau Funeral Home, 486 Main Street, Haverhill. A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will follow at All Saints Church, 120 Bellevue Avenue, Haverhill at 1 p.m. Please visit Comeau Funeral Home on Facebook or www.comeaufuneral .com.
Published on December 27, 2017
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