Beatrice L. Smith

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Beatrice L. Smith

January 08, 1930 - February 18, 2019

Hampden - Beatrice L. Smith, 89, went home to be with the lord on February 18, 2019. She was born January 8, 1930, in Harrington, the daughter of Colin and Vera (Conners) Dinsmore.
Beatrice attended Harrington schools, and graduated valedictorian of her class in 1947. Later in life she attended Bangor Community College. In 1948 she married Kenneth F. Smith, of Springfield, Vermont.
She had a career in nursing and worked in many hospitals and nursing homes in several New England states. In recent years, she worked at James Taylor Hospital, and also spent ten years working at Westgate Manor, where she retired in 1995.
Beatrice will be greatly missed as a caregiver for those at Roe Village, helping neighbors stay independent, and remain on their own as long as possible.
She was a faithful member of the West Hampden Baptist Church. Beatrice was also a past member of the Narraguagus American Legion, Post #8, of Cherryfield. She loved music and writing poetry, playing piano and guitar in her younger years. She enjoyed working in her flower garden and doing different kinds of crafts. She was known for miles around for her terrific biscuit making.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Kenneth; a son, Stephen; and a sister, Minnie Wass.
Beatrice is survived by her seven children; two daughters, Karen Charpentier and her husband, Jim, of Orrington, Sheila Hodges and her husband, James, of Otis; five sons, Reggie and his wife, Laurie, of Bangor, Rickie and his wife, Tammy, of Hermon, Dennis and his wife, Kristi, of Rockledge, Florida, Kenneth II, of Seattle, Washington, and David, of Hampton, Virginia; thirteen grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren. Beatrice loved her family deeply.
The family would like to thank the staff at Westgate for the exceptional care they provided to Beatrice.
A funeral service will be held 11:00 A.M., Saturday, February 23, 2019, at the Hampden-Gilpatrick Chapel of Brookings-Smith, 45 Western Avenue, Hampden, with Pastor Michael Lynn officiating. Relatives and friends are welcome to call 10:00 A.M until the time of service, Saturday. Condolences to the family may be expressed at
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Published on February 19, 2019
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6 posts

Deb Smith
Feb 26, 2019
Bea was a remarkable lady as I watch over her for 6 months---she loved to cook, enjoyed all her décor of RED WHITE and BLUE, just sitting and chatting about family and the life she lived. My condolences to Tammy, Rick, and Shelia. "GOD BLESS" you all!
Darlene Enman
Feb 24, 2019
Bea will be sadly missed. We loved her so much. She always had a smile and a kind word. She was a real lady. I'm so sorry for your loss.
Feb 20, 2019
My sincere condolences are extended to you during this time that you mourn the loss of an obviously very special woman, who made a life of helping others. May fond memories be of comfort to you, and may reflection upon the quality of person that she was bring a smile to you as well.
Jacquelyn West
Feb 20, 2019
I loved her because she brought her daughter into the world, Karen, who has always been like a sister to me. She will certainly be missed by her family and friends. I'm glad I have been able to see her in recent years also. I also remember the first time I met her and all her children when they were kids. She was always so warm and friendly. Love and blessings to the whole family. She is now another angel in heaven.
Bethany Smith
Feb 20, 2019
So very sorry for the loss of your Mom, such a wonderful lady🙏
Lynnette Beal
Feb 20, 2019
I am sorry to hear Bea passed. She was a special lady to a lot of people. I will always remember her saying “ God Bless”. You are in my prayers Sheila and Chip, Rick and Tammy.