Helen M. Smith of Southold died April 21, 2016 at San Simeon by the Sound in Greenport. She was 88.
Born in Greenport, Sept. 2, 1927, to Frank and Eva Bartman Hudson, she attended Greenport High School. After her graduation in 1945, she went to Washington, D.C. and worked as a secretary to the chaplains at the Pentagon.
After World War II, she met Warren Smith and they married in 1947. The couple made their home in Floral Park where Warren worked at the family insurance business, Harry Smith & Son. Helen and Warren moved to Southold in the late 1950s, and opened a local office of the insurance business. In later years, they were the proprietors of the Southold Liquor Store until their retirement.
Helen loved to golf and was the first woman on the Island’s End Golf Course board of directors. She was an avid reader, bridge and bingo player and did crossword puzzles daily. She was also a member of the Southold Red Hats.
Helen adored children and always had a few stuffed animals and Hot Wheels cars to give to children she ran into in town.
Predeceased by her husband and three siblings, Reginald, George and Evelyn Hudson, she is survived by her son, Glenn and grandson, Jesse, of Colorado Springs, Colo. and her niece and caregiver, Susan Roache, of Mattituck. Several additional nieces and nephews also survive her.
Interment took place at First Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Southold, under the direction of DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Homes.
This is a paid notice.