Died in the peace & presence of her loving family, at her home on Saturday, April 16.
Hazel was born & raised in Everett to her late parents, Chester Brown, Sr. & Hazel M. (Wetmore) Brown. She was one of three children. Hazel was educated in Everett and was an alumna of Everett High School, Class of 1942. Hazel began to work at John Hancock Life Insurance Company in Boston as a Secretary. On June 13th, 1948, Hazel married her beloved husband, Richard J. Smith. The couple remained in Everett; at that time Hazel stepped away from the workforce to raise her two daughters. She was a devoted & dedicated mother & wife. She took great pride in her home and how she raised her girls. When the girls were grown, she returned to the workplace and took a secretarial position at General Electric where she retired from after 15 years of service. Hazel enjoyed going to Wonderland Racetrack & dining out at restaurants. Above all, she cherished her time being surrounded by her family.
She is the beloved wife of 28 years to the late Richard J. Smith. The loving mother of Deborah J. Smith of Peabody & Christine A. Smith & her companion John Martin of Quincy. She is the cherished grandmother of Melissa A. Quarleno of Peabody & Lisa M. Cronin & husband Jeremy of Boxford. The adored great grandmother of Mackennzie, Seamus, & Logan. The dear sister of the late Chester Brown, Jr. & Richard Brown. She is also lovingly survived by her former son-in-law John M. Quarleno of Wakefield and several nieces, nephews, grandnieces & grandnephews.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Care Dimension, 75 Sylvan St., Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923.