Roberta S Smith

July 22, 1924 - February 6, 2017
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Roberta “Bert” S. (Fuller) Smith, 92, of Ludlow passed away in the home she loved (the Fuller homestead) surrounded by her family on Monday, February 6, 2017.  Daughter of the late G.C.A. and Carrie Jane (Munsing) Fuller, she was born in Ludlow on July 22, 1924.  She was a Mayflower descendent with her family being one of the founding families of Ludlow.  A lifelong resident, she was a graduate of Ludlow High School.  She furthered her education at The Convalescent Home of Boston Children’s Hospital in Wellesley.  She then became a governess for a prominent Boston family.  While living in Boston, she met the love of her life, Smitty.


Bert had a love of many things-horses, flowers, 4-H, picnics, music, birds (especially her beloved cardinals), but getting together with family and friends was her favorite. She was a dedicated, lifelong member of the First Church in Ludlow which was always the center of their social and spiritual life.  Bert was best known for being the caregiver, problem solver, advisor-the one who was there for all, to listen and provide a safe place to fall.


Roberta is survived by her loving and devoted children: David Smith and his wife Jessica of Costa Mesa, CA; Pamela Borkowski and her husband David; Scott Smith and his wife Susie and Robin Robitaille and her husband Steven, all of Ludlow.  She also leaves her beloved grandchildren Daniel and Matthew Borkowski; Carrie Minie and her husband Christopher, Taylor Robitaille, Alexander Smith, Nicole Smith and Mindee Gordon.  Sadly she was predeceased by her husband Alexander Smith on January 4, 2015.

In lieu of flowers or gifts, Roberta’s family requests that donations be made to First Church in Ludlow, 859 Center St, Ludlow, MA 01056

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Visitation Information

Date: Saturday, February 11, 2017

Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

First Church of Ludlow


859 Center Street
Ludlow, MA 1056

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Visiting hours at the church will be Saturday, February 11, 2017 from 11:00 AM until the time of the service.

Service Information

Funeral Services celebrating Roberta’s life will be held Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 1:00 PM at First Church in Ludlow, 859 Center St, Ludlow, MA.  Burial will be private at the convenience of the family.

Donation Information

In lieu of flowers or gifts Roberta’s family requests that donations be made to First Church in Ludlow, 859 Center St, Ludlow, MA 01056.


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Born: July 22, 1924
Died: February 6, 2017

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Mary Ann Gianni posted on 2/12/17

So sorry to hear of your loss. It is so very hard to lose a mother, regardless of her age. My heart goes out to the Smith family, especially David and Pam who I've known for a long time. May she RIP.


Roberta "Bobbie" Fuller Mark Olson posted on 2/11/17

This is certainly the end of an era.. my Aunt Bert and Uncle Smitty were the making of me.. the person that I am today. Auntie Bert taught me so much and Uncle Smitty was the rock I leaned on. So many memories that I have of Auntie Bert teaching me what was right and what was wrong and what integrity was. I am so proud that I was named for her. She will be with me forever...It's that Fuller thing you know? Peace be with you Auntie Bert and hug Uncle Smitty for me ok? With so much love... Bobbie Mark Olson and my husband of 52 years, Frank. (Uncle Smitty taught Frank well too!)


Susan(Pease) Chilcote posted on 2/11/17

So very sorry to hear of your loss ! My thoughts and prayers for the whole family. May the Lord surround you with his love and peace.


Al Mark posted on 2/10/17

Besides being my aunt , she was always my big sister. I think of her constantly. If there was ever a 'pioneer' woman, Bert was it - always there with a stead-fast know-it-all answer. Her character and wisdom touched many lives, as well as my own. We all stand on the shore and wait for the wave that we know has our 'name' on it. We can't stop it, and we never know when 'that one' arrives. Luckily for us, Bert had a long wait for her 'wave'. Although I haven't sat with her for over 20 years, I look forward to the opportunity to sit with her and Smitty again. She will always be part of me. Love and tears to you all, "Sandy"


Barbara and Chuck posted on 2/8/17

It's rare in life that you get to know someone so special that they have an impact and lasting impression on everyone they meet. That was Bert. Her legacy of love for all lives on. Godspeed Bert, Smitty awaits. Love to the family!