Marie D. (Allain) Smith, 80, of Methuen passed away surrounded by her loving family Tuesday, April 9, 2019, at Lawrence General Hospital in Lawrence. Born in St. Louis, Prince Edward Island, Canada, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Phoebe (Bernard) Allain.
Raised and educated in Prince Edward Island, Canada, Marie later attended St. Mary’s High School in Lawrence. She immigrated to Lawrence, MA in 1954 at the age of sixteen. She was a manager in the collections industry for most of her life. Marie married the love of her life, James, whom she met on a blind date. She made many memories with her beloved husband, whether it be traveling to Florida or hosting an event at home. Marie enjoyed playing Bocce, 45s, cooking for the family, and hosting lobster bakes. She was proud of her achievements but she was most proud of her family, in particular, her beautiful grandchildren and later great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Red Hatters club.
Marie was predeceased by her husband, James H. Smith, Jr. and three siblings, Charles, Bernard, and Joseph Allain.
She is survived by her three children, James H. Smith, Jr. and his wife, Christine of Windham, NH, Susan Hedstrom, and Margaret Borrelli, both of Methuen; siblings, Dolly Chasse of Methuen, Doris Plantamure of Methuen, Thomas Allain and his wife, Bernadette of Florida, and Donald Allain and his wife, Diane of Derry, NH; cherished grandchildren, Jessica Kalil and her husband, Sam, Gianna and Shawna Borrelli, James and Courtney Smith, and Zachary Hedstrom; and two adored great-grandchildren, Tagen and Aubrey Kalil. She also leaves extended family Carole McKenna and her daughter, Hannah, and many other friends and relatives.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours on Friday, April 12, 2019, from 4:00-8:00 PM at Cataudella Funeral Home, 126 Pleasant Valley Street in Methuen. A funeral mass will be held at 9:00 AM on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at St. Monica Church, 212 Lawrence Street in Methuen. Burial will be at Elmwood Cemetery in Methuen.