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Donna J. Smith SOUTH LONDONDERRY, Vt. — Donna Jean Smith, 63, of South Londonderry, Vermont, passed away suddenly on Oct. 13, 2021. Donna was born in St. Johnsbury, Vermont, on Jan. 15, 1958, to Gloria (Barnes) and Larry Beswick. She attended school at Fall Mountain Regional and Bellows Falls Union High School. Donna worked at Robertson Paper Mill, but the job she enjoyed the most was catering and cooking with her father at The Pines restaurant in Newport, New Hampshire. Donna married George Smith in Springfield, Vermont. She lived in Rockingham, Vermont, most of her life and retired to Titusville, Florida. Donna enjoyed local stock car racing for years with her husband. Donna also loved listening to George’s band. Her favorite pastime was going to bingo and trips to the casino. Surviving is her son, Jason Smith (Debbie), of Acworth, New Hampshire; granddaughter Megan Corey and grandson Corey Smith (Darien), both of Charlestown; her sister, Carol Holden (Earll), of Claremont, New Hampshire; and a special sister-in-law, Tiana Clough (Hiland) of South Londonderry, Vermont. She lived with Tiana and Hiland for the past few years. Her dog, “Barney," will miss her greatly. Donna had four great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and -nephews. Donna was predeceased by her husband, George, and her parents, Gloria Barns and Larry Beswick. A celebration of her life will be held Oct. 24, from 1-4 p.m. at the Sumner House, Main Street, Charlestown, New Hampshire. In lieu of flowers, please donate to The Londonderry Volunteer Rescue Squad, 6068 Vermont Route 100, Londonderry, VT 05148.

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