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Carol Taylor Smith, 89, passed away Monday, April 23, 2023, in Savannah. She was born October 8, 1933, in Springfield, MA to the late Leslie and Lillian Taylor. Carol lived and grew up in W. Springfield, MA, graduated from W. Springfield High School, and attended the University of Massachusetts for two years. She worked summers while in college at the Third National Bank in Springfield and stayed on after she married her high school sweetheart J.D. Smith in 1954, and remained working until Jim was serving at the Pentagon in the Army (1956-1958), where they lived in Alexandria, VA. They later moved to Connecticut where Jim worked for IBM in Hartford. Their son Jeffrey was born in 1959, and a daughter in 1961. Later they moved to Glastonbury, CT where they lived until 1996. Carol joined Bridge groups, bowling groups, and was a member and Treasurer of The Thrift Shop, which benefited Children’s and Family Services of Connecticut. She took up golf at 47 years old, as they were already members of Glast Country Club, where they played in many tournaments from 1985 until 1995. At that time, she and Jim moved to The Landing’s on Skidaway Island in Savannah, GA where golf and bridge kept her busy. After 18 years, they moved to Savannah Square Retirement Community.
In addition to her parents, also preceded in death by her husband, James “Jim” Dawes Smith.
She is survived by her son, Jeffrey Smith of Savannah, daughter, Debra Field (William) of Connecticut, grandchildren, Brian, Danny, and Charlie, as well as other relatives.
Per her request, there will be service at this time. Both her, along with her husband’s cremains, will be buried at a later date in Connecticut.
Remembrances may be made to the National MS Society, American Heart Association, or Hospice Savannah.
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
- No Funeral Service