Elizabeth A. "Betty" (Walton) Smith

  • Born: November 2, 1923
  • Died: October 10, 2021
  • Location: Manchester, New Hampshire

Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory

1799 Elm St
Manchester, NH 03104

Tel. (603) 625-6951

Tribute & Message From The Family

Elizabeth A. "Betty" (Walton) Smith, 97, of Manchester died peacefully October 10, 2021 surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Allston, MA on November 2, 1923, she was the daughter of James and Elizabeth Walton. She graduated from Brighton High School. Prior to raising her family, she had worked for the New England Telephone Company in Boston for several years.
After marrying Richard I. Smith, she moved to Manchester, NH where she had resided for the last 72 years. She was a loving wife and mother of eight children, grandmother to seventeen, and great grandmother to nine.
Betty was devoted to her Catholic Faith and was an active communicant of St. Catherine of Siena Church.
She treasured being outdoors with nature while gardening, walking, biking, skiing, and swimming at Happy Hampton Beach.
She was predeceased by her husband, Richard I. Smith in 2010 and a daughter, Colleen in 1995.
Family members include her children, Richard and Lynda of Newmarket, Michele of Manchester, Lesley and Harry Bobolas of Hampton, Gary of Hampton Beach, Stephanie and William Kurz of Sunnyvale, CA, Tara and Kenneth Olson of Portsmouth, Kimberley and Gregg Lemerise of Hampton; many grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and nephews and nieces.
Calling hours at Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory, 1799 Elm St, corner of North St, will be Sunday, October 17th from 1 to 4 pm. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Monday at noon in St. Catherine Church, 207 Hemlock St, corner of Webster St, Manchester. Committal prayers will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Manchester. Masks are respectfully requested.
Donations may be made in her memory to St. Catherine's Parish, 207 Hemlock St, Manchester, NH 03104, to the Monastery of the Precious Blood, 700 Bridge St, Manchester, NH 03104 or to NH Catholic Charities, 100 William Loeb Way, Unit 3, Manchester, NH 03109.


Condolence & Memory Journal

To all 7 of Betty's Children and their Families,

I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your "Dear Mother". I loved running into her around town and she was always so jovial. I never could understand how she managed to always be in a good mood while raising 8 children. She was amazing. I loved hearing about all of you, over the years from Michelle and hope your all doing well. There is something to be said about big families and your were always my favorite group. I know you have many treasured family memories to hold on to, which should help you through your grieving process. Again, My condolences. RIP Betty

Posted by Irene Fairfield - Manchester, NH - Friend   October 19, 2021

Dear Michelle and family, my deepest sympathy for the loss of your Mom. I hope that the wonderful memories you have will help you through this difficult time. Your Mom lived life to the fullest. With her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren her legacy will certainly live on.

Posted by Denise Desrochers - Londonderry, NH - Friend   October 17, 2021

Sending deepest condolences to all the Smith and Walton families. Betty always welcomed my husband Sean and me on any visits. We felt like a member of a wonderful family. RIP

Posted by Kathy Tubman - Newton, MA - Friend   October 16, 2021

To the Smith Family
Sorry about Betty you have lost a very important member of you family. Hold on to the memories you all made. She was a great neighbor up Hampton Beach, always smiling .
Pat Lynch
32 Highland Ave

Posted by Pat Lynch - Hampton Beach, NH - Friend   October 15, 2021

I'm thinking of all of you....I have such fond memories of your mom...hanging out at Hampton with the girls..Colleen...Lanie...Bev and Nia. Betty lived a full and happy life. Love to all of you....

Posted by helen Dunn - Fairfax, VT - Family Friend   October 15, 2021

To the the Smith Family,

The world is a less kind and loving place without your mother in it! Thank you for sharing her with us. Our condolences to all of you in this sad season of your lives.


Tony and Kate Sullivan

Posted by Tony and Kate Sullivan - Lexington, MA - Family Friend   October 13, 2021

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