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
Date: Saturday, February 11, 2017
Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
First Church of Ludlow
Visiting hours at the church will be Saturday, February 11, 2017 from 11:00 AM until the time of the service.
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.
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.