Welcome to the memorial page for

Sybil E. Smith

August 18, 1928 ~ June 25, 2017 (age 88)

Sybil E. Smith, 88, of Southbury passed away suddenly, but peacefully in her sleep at home on Sunday, June 25, 2017. Sybil was born in Beverly, Massachusetts, the daughter of Harry Mitchell, Sr. and Alice (Neal) Mitchell Sangster. Sybil found immense pleasure in life raising a family having a professional career, and volunteering in the community.   She was a past employee of Bank of Boston (Colonial Bank) in Waterbury. In 1995, she was awarded two State of Connecticut, General Assembly Official Citations for recognition of outstanding services as a Friend of the Silas Bronson Library in Waterbury, where she also served as president.  She received the United Way Community Volunteer of the Year Award for 2001/2002.  Her passion for music led her to the Waterbury Symphony Orchestra where she served on the Board of Directors and assisted in the annual advertising campaign.  She was a past president of the Waterbury Hospital Auxiliary and was an active participant of North Congregational Church, Woodbury, where she co-chaired the Silent Auction of the annual church fair, was a member of the Women’s Fellowship Group and Nominating Committee.  Sybil enjoyed playing and watching golf, and was an enthusiastic Red Sox and Patriots fan.

Sybil’s family was the love and joy of her life and her smile will be forever in our memories. She was predeceased by her husband, Gordon N. Smith, Sr., step-son, Gordon, N. Smith, Jr. and brothers Harry, Winston, Neal, Edwin, and Charles.  She is survived by her daughters Leah Zappy, Heidi Szobota, and Tania Stenberg of Connecticut; Dawn (Ray) Trout of North Carolina, her son Leif Smith of Connecticut, step-daughter, Karen Sullivan of California, daughter-in-law Laura Smith of Colorado, sister Dorothy (Adrian) Crete of New Hampshire, brother Donald (Patty) Mitchell of New Hampshire, 12 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, a soon to be great-grandson, many nieces and nephews, and her loyal pet companions Timmo and Molly.  Sybil had a deep love for her friends and she will be remembered for her many acts of kindness and willingness to always care and respond to others.

A memorial service celebrating Sybil’s life will be held at North Congregational Church, 11 Main St., N., Woodbury on Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 11:00 am.   In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate a random act of kindness be made in Sybil’s memory or contributions in her memory may be made to the North Congregational Church, P.O. Box 473, Woodbury, CT 06798 or the Waterbury Symphony Orchestra, 160 Robbins St., Waterbury, CT 06708. 

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 Service Information

Celebration of Life
July 20, 2017

11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
North Congregational Church
11 Main Street North
Woodbury, CT 06798

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