Rita Mary Smith, 82, of Englewood, FL passed away on Friday May 18, 2012. She was the wife of the late SGT. Howard Smith. Rita was born in Plymouth on December 18, 1929. She was employed by Berts Restaurant as the Head Waitress and worked as a bartender for the American Legion Post #40. She retired and moved to Englewood, FL in 1989.
Mrs. Smith was a Past President of Plymouth Auxiliary Unit #40, Chairperson of Auxiliary Junior Unit for 8 years; member of the VFW Auxiliary Unit #1822, member of the Rotonda Elketts Lodge #2710 and an avid cribbage player at the Englewood A.C.C Cribbage Club #29.
Survivors include her daughter Barbara E. Gagne; granddaughters Renee’ Gagne and Michele Izzo and her great grandsons Derek Gagne and Jack Izzo. A dear friend and companion Harold Peck. She was preceded in death by her brother Charles W. Merada and a stepson Stephen Smith.
Visiting hours will be held at the Richard Davis Funeral Home, 373 Court St (Rt 3A), N. Plymouth on Sunday, June 10th from 2 to 4 PM followed by a prayer service at 4 PM. Interment at Vine Hills Cemetery will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Tidewell Hospice, Inc., 5955 Rand Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34238.
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