Nada M. Smith
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.
attended schools in Bethel, and business college in Burlington.
Howard A. Smith Sr. He predeceased her on June 7, 2002.
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.
playing cards, gardening, hiking, and fishing.
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.
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.
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