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Sue-Ellen (Huntington) Smith (1956-2017)

Sue-Ellen Smith

LEWISTON - Another angel has gone home to be with her Lord and Savior, Sue-Ellen (Huntington) Smith, 60, of Phillips, passed away on Oct. 3, 2017 at Central Maine Medical Center, after complications with a medical procedure.

She was born on Dec. 2, 1956 in Farmington, the daughter of Marguerite (Huntington) Handrahan and Gilbert Joy.

She graduated from Carrabec High School in the class of 1975 and then furthered her education at Thomas College, graduating in 1977.

She was attending Central Maine Community College working towards a career as a Christian Counselor. On April 19, 1978, Sue married the love of her life, Charles W. Smith, in Strong. Sue grew up in North New Portland, then lived most of her married years in Phillips, with a few years spent in the south in Louisiana and Texas. Over the years, Sue worked at Forster Mfg. Co., SAD #58 in Phillips as a librarian, Walmart in Farmington, and her favorite job of all was being a mother and a wife. She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Strong, Women's Bible Study, board member for Boy Scout Troop #500, Eastern Star Oppalunski Chapter #125, past Mother Advisor for the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls, Phillips Assembly #8, and was very involved with Boy Scout Troop #592 in Phillips. Sue enjoyed people, bird watching, Bible study, crocheting and reading. She loved her husband and children and spent much of her time watching different events that they were involved in. Sue was always there to help where she could, despite her declining health with COPD, she was there as much as she could be, and often more.

Sue is survived by; her loving husband of 39 years, Charles W. Smith of Phillips; her daughters, Melissa C. Smith and partner Mathew J. Pazaris of Dedham, MA, Jasmine B. Smith of Phillips; her sons, Jordan J. Smith, Michael D. Smith, Nathaniel B. Smith, all of Phillips; many cousins, nephews and nieces. She was predeceased by; her mother, Marguerite (Huntington) Handrahan; her son, Kenneth A. Smith; and her nephew, Rodric Poulin.

Donations in Sue’s memory may be made to the Kenneth A. Smith Scholarship Fund, c/o Mt. Abram High School, 1513 Salem Rd., Salem, ME 04983.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. at the Strong United Methodist Church, 8 Church Hill Rd., Strong, ME. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Dan & Scott’s Cremation & Funeral Service, 488 Farmington Falls Rd., Farmington, ME 04938.

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  1. Sue,
    You were like a mother to my daughter over the summer and a amazing women and your family became very close to mine. It breaks me heart that you are gone. Our heart goes out the Smith family.
    The Blodgetts.

  2. Condolences to the entire family.. This lady was truly amazing.. and she will be missed by so many in this community.. She never let her health get in the way of what she had her mind set on..she always had a smile no matter what was going on... May she rest in peace..

  3. My condolences to the family....she fought a hard and long battle...she is with Jesus friend and you will be missed....

  4. What an amazing and wonderful woman. She was truly filled with the love of the Lord, and she will be greatly missed. Prayers go out to the entire family. May the Lord hold you close during this time.

  5. Sue will be missed by many, so sorry for your loss.

  6. Sue was an amazing and kind lady. Her heart was filled with so much love.The world is a better place because she was here. My sincerest condolences to Chuck, Melissa, Jasmine, Jordan, Nate and Michael. She was such a dedicated mom and wife. May your memories forever be cherished.

  7. We will miss Sue's supportive words of encouragement to family and friends. Our prayers go out to the family.

  8. Sue had an amazing caring heart,
    Condolences to her family, she will be greatly missed.

  9. sorry to hear of your loss GREG AND WANDA

  10. Sue was such a good person. My heart goes out to her family. Our thoughts and prayers to you all
    RIP my friend

  11. Our condolences go out to the entire Smith family.

  12. Sorry for your an the kids loss

  13. So sorry Chuck and Melissa to hear of about Sue! You are in our thoughts today!

  14. We will miss Sue's smile and inspiration. Condolences to Chuck and their wonderful family. Rest in Peace, Friend.

  15. An amazing, strong and caring woman. RIP❤️

  16. Thinking of Chuck and the kids. You will always be in my prayers and thoughts. RIP Sue-Ellen. Now you have your angel wings. God needed you. Gone but never forgotten. Love you all.