WESTBROOK - Louise Orinda Smith, 83, of Liza Harmon Drive, passed away Friday, July 13, 2012, at Springbrook Health Care Center. She was born in Woburn, Mass., the daughter of Frank and May (Chase) Webber. She grew up in Brighton, Mass., and she later moved to Cape Cod, Mass., where she raised her five children. She returned to school and became a hairdresser, eventually owning her own hair salon and buying a home, something she was very proud of accomplishing on her own. She was a 50-year member of Order of the Eastern Star, serving as worthy matron in 1966. Her favorite pastime was bingo. She also loved sitting at her computer, chatting with friends, especially Michael Powell from England, her pen pal for more than 10 years. She was predeceased by her brothers, Willis and John Webber. She is survived by her children, Sandra Novaresi and her husband, Tony, of California, Cynthia Pinion of Virginia, Stephen Smith and his partner, Noreen Smith, Eleanor Clough and her husband, Jim, and Susan Hinkley and her partner, Ken Veinote, all from Maine; her siblings, Alberta Bonnell of Colorado and Chris Webber of California; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. The family expresses a thank you to the staff at Springbrook Health Care Center for their care and compassion. A private service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Family Crisis Services, P.O. Box 704, Portland, ME 04104. Online condolences may be expressed at www.blaisandhayfuneralhome.com.
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Published in BDN Maine on July 14, 2012