Maria Jose (Medeiros) Smith of Hanson Farm Road passed away Saturday, November 17, 2018 at Mountain Ridge Center in Franklin, NH. She was 62.
Born on October 5, 1956 in St. Michael, Azores Portugal, she was the daughter of Messias and Semeira (Pereira) Medeiros.
Maria grew up in Somerville, Mass and attended Somerville High School.
In 1987, she relocated to Lincoln, NH, where she owned and operated the Notchview Country Kitchen for many years. In retirement, she was the dining room manager at the Indian Head Resort.
She will be remembered as a person who was “take charge”, very generous with a big heart; her children and family were most important to her.
Maria was active in the community as a communicant of St. Joseph’s Church in Lincoln and was a member of the American Legion Post #83 Ladies Auxiliary.
Besides her parents, she is pre-decease by her husband Thomas Smith (1988) and brother in laws: Norman Araujo and Patrick MacDonald.
She leaves her fiancé of 27 years: Donald Thibodeau of Lincoln; a son Joseph Duarte and fiancée Jessica Roy; a step-son Brian Thibodeau and wife Wendy of Dorchester, NH; grandchildren: Jared & Tristan Duarte, Robby Roy, Seth & Ryan Thibodeau; brother Messias Medeiros of Punta Delgada, Portugal; sisters: Maria Isabel “Izzy” Araujo of Lincoln, Diane Rocha (Jeorge) of Revere, MA, and Susan MacDonald of Penacock, NH; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
A Mass of Christian will be held at 10am November 24, at St Joseph’s Church, Lincoln, NH. Rev David Kneeland will officiate. Burial will be in the spring at Riverside Cemetery, Lincoln.
Calling hours will be held from 6:00pm to 9:00pm at Fournier-Hale Funeral Home, 144 Main Street, North Woodstock, NH. Online guestbook at www.fournier-hale.com.