The Reverend Rosemary A. Smith

The Reverend Rosemary A. Smith


Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Rev. Rosemary A. Smith of Hampton, NH (formerly of Monticello, NY), who entered the church triumphant on Thursday, March 14, 2019.

Rosemary was born in New Bedford, MA on January 1, 1939, the daughter of the late William E. and Frances (Nickerson) Athearn. She was a graduate of Colby College and later Drew University, where she received her master of divinity degree. She served New York Conference churches in Cold Spring & South Highland, and Monticello, NY. Rosemary retired in 2001 and moved to New Hampshire.

Rosemary was a member of the Hampton UMC and the United Methodist Women. She was also an active member of P.E.O., which promotes educational opportunities for women. She was an avid reader and enjoyed book clubs, history and the outdoors.

Surviving family members include her husband of 52 years, Don Smith of Hampton; her children, Stephen Smith and his wife, Danielle, of Webster,NH, and Karen Oles and her husband, John, of Croton-on-Hudson, NY; her sister, Suzanne Hyman and her husband, Burton, of Bedford, NH; and her grandchildren, Ryan, Alexcia, Kristen and Kimberly. 

A service of celebration was held on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at the Hampton UMC, 525 Lafayette Road, Hampton, NH 03842.