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Josephine "Jo" Perry Smith

June 10, 1934 July 22, 2016
Josephine "Jo" Perry Smith
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St. Albans – Josephine “Jo” Perry Smith a lifelong resident of this area passed away early Friday, July 22, 2016, at the St. Albans Healthcare & Rehab Center with her son, Perry and his wife, Annette, with her.

Born in St. Albans, on June 10, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Lucius D. and Eliza (Sweeny) Perry, Jo was 82 years old.

On June 5, 1954, in St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Jo married Richard M. Smith, who preceded her in death on August 23, 2002. They were married for 48 years, 2 months & 17.5 days.

She was a 1952 graduate of Bellows Free Academy and then continued onto the Sheldon’s College of Cosmetology, she opened Jo’s Beauty Bar and Beauty Shop. From the beauty businesses she then began an 18 year career with the Vermont Department of Corrections, retiring in 1991.

She was a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary # 758 and American Legion Ladies Auxiliary - Green Mountain Unit # 1 and a longtime member of Highgate Center United Methodist Church. She enjoyed bake sales with her friend, Betty and being in the company of her friend, Sylvie as well as attending her church in Highgate.

Survivors include her sons, Scott Richard Smith of North Troy and Perry D. Smith and his wife, Annette, of Swanton, as well as their three children, Nicole, Benjamin and Dustin. She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Joyce Smith of St. Albans and best friends, Betty Hutchins Pike of Swanton and Sylvie Johnson of St. Albans, several nieces and nephews, her church family and her special little friend, "Doogan”.

In addition to her parents and husband, Jo is preceded in death by her sister, Martha Lyon and her husband Paul; brother, J. Ballard Perry and his wife, Effie; brother-in-law, Hubert Smith; aunt, Mary Lou Fowler and nieces, Martha Susan Lyon, Cynthia Smith Cook, Patricia Ann Perry and her devoted companion, “Nellie”.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend calling hours on Friday, July 29th, 2016, from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Heald Funeral Home, 87 South Main Street, St. Albans.

A funeral service will follow at 1:00 PM in the Heald Chapel with the Reverend Kerry T. Cameron officiating. Interment will follow in the family lot in Georgia Plain Cemetery.

Jo asks that contributions in her memory go to the Highgate Center United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 312, Highgate Center, Vermont 05459 or the Hospice Program of Franklin County Home Health Agency, 3 Home Health Circle, St. Albans, Vermont 05478 or the Franklin County Animal Rescue, 30 Sunset Meadows, St. Albans, Vermont 05478.

Messages of condolence to the Smith family are welcome at www.healdfuneralhome.com.

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Visitation

Friday

29

Jul

11:00 AM 7/29/2016 11:00:00 AM - 1:00 PM 7/29/2016 1:00:00 PM
Heald Funeral Home

87 S. Main Street
Saint Albans, VT 05478

Heald Funeral Home
87 S. Main Street Saint Albans 05478 VT
United States

A Funeral Service

Friday

29

Jul

1:00 PM 7/29/2016 1:00:00 PM
Heald Funeral Home

87 S. Main Street
Saint Albans, VT 05478

Heald Funeral Home
87 S. Main Street Saint Albans 05478 VT
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Georgia Plain Cemetery Final Resting Place

Stonebridge Road
Georgia, VT

Stonebridge Road Georgia VT
United States

Memorial Contribution

Hospice Program - Franklin County Home Health Agency

3 Home Health Circle
Saint Albans, VT 05478

Franklin County Animal Rescue

30 Sunset Meadows
Saint Albans, VT 05478

Highgate Center United Methodist Church

P.O. Box 312
Highgate Center, VT 05459
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