May 09, 2010
Gilford Elaine C. (Hebert) Smith, 55, died on Mothers Day, May, 9, 2010 at her home surrounded by her family and friends after a lengthy bout with cancer. Elaine was born September 25, 1954 in Allenstown, NH to Richard and Anita Hebert where she was raised. She graduated from Pembroke Academy and was a member of the National Honor Society. Elaine also graduated from the Surgical Technologists School at Concord Hospital where she worked in the Operating Room. She also worked in the O.R. at the Athol and Worchester Hospitals. An active member of the United Methodist Church she loved to sing in the Choir, lead crafts groups, host open houses At Christmas. She also enjoyed going on cruises with her husband, family and friends. She went on a total of 26 cruises and additional trips, traveling through the world, all while maintaining chemotherapy treatments. Her family includes her husband of almost 37 years, Dr. R. Lee Smith of Gilford; two daughters, Michelle (Chris) Gamache of Deerfield and Cathy (Nathan) Thorsell of Pittsfield; three grandchildren, Amanda, Megan, Cody and one more- Michael Gamache who is on the way. SERVICES: There will be NO calling hours. The funeral will be Saturday May 15th at 4:00 pm at Wesley United Methodist Church 79 Clinton Street, Concord, NH. Memorials may be sent to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation at: 60 East 56th Street, 8th floor, New York, NY 10022.