Nada May Smith

Nada May Smith

Nada M. Smith


            Nada May Smith, 92, died Saturday, April 14, 2018, at her home in Vergennes.

She was born Dec. 31, 1925, in Bethel, the daughter of John Anthony and Pearl Isabel (Bessett) McEvila.

            She attended schools in Bethel, and business college in Burlington.

            She married Howard A. Smith Sr. He predeceased her on June 7, 2002.

            Her work history included employment at Simmonds Precision, and the Middlebury Coop. Following retirement from full-time employment, she and her husband moved to Florida, where they worked for Sea World. Upon returning to Vermont, they worked as park rangers at DAR State Park in Addison for many years. She later worked as a guide at the Shelburne Museum, retiring at the age of 87, due to declining health.

            She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Vergennes, and ran the Bingo program for many years.

            She enjoyed playing cards, gardening, hiking, and fishing.

            Survivors include her son and caretaker, Howard A. Smith, Jr. of Ticonderoga, NY; four grandsons, Jason Smith of Rye, NH, Justin Smith of Wilmington, NC, Jerrod Smith of North Haven, Conn., and Andrew Martell of Addison; two granddaughters, Amanda Wildasin of Vergennes, and Antonia Martell of West Addison; eight great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

            In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by two daughters, Linda Smith and Joni Martell; a brother, James McEvila; and a sister, Wanda Donovan.

A funeral service will be held Saturday, April 28th at 1 p.m., at the Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Vergennes. A reception will follow at Vergennes Congregational Church in Vergennes.

            Memorial contributions may be made to the American Parkinson Disease Association, Vermont Chapter, Department of Neurology, 1 South Prospect St., Burlington, VT 05401. To send online condolences to her family please visit

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