Sarah E. Smith, 91

Sarah E. Smith, 91

LYNN — Sarah Elizabeth (Pearson) Smith, 91, of Beverly, formerly a longtime resident of Lynn, passed away on Tuesday, May 7, at the Ledgewood Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center  in Beverly surrounded by her loving family. Sarah was the devoted wife of the late Richard Smith, with whom she shared more than 25 years of marriage.

She was the loving mother of Christine Boisson and her late husband, John Boisson, of Londonderry, N.H., Philip Smith and his wife, Sherry of Coral Springs, Fla., Susan Forrest and her husband, Bruce of Lynn, and Pamela Smith and her husband, Leland of Parrish, Fla.; the cherished grandmother of John  Boisson and his wife, Belinda Boisson, Elizabeth Palange and her husband, Mark, Shelby Harper and her husband, Gregory, Lori Rine and her husband, Jared, Stephen Rines and his wife, Carolann, Adrienne Haglin and her husband, Andrew, and Matthew Smith; and the adoring great-grandmother of Stella and Eliana Boisson, Lorelai and Lucas Palange, Philip and Aubrey Harper, Cole Rine, Bailey Grace Rines, and Katherine and Emma Haglin. Sarah is also survived by many nieces and nephews and extended family in the United Kingdom.

Born and educated in County Durham, England, she was the daughter of the late John and Elizabeth (Burns) Pearson. Sarah enjoyed playing bingo and had a passion for knitting. She taught herself to knit when the first baby came and whiled away many hours knitting Irish knit sweaters for her family. Sarah also loved ballroom dancing to big band music with her late husband where they often attended dances at the former Sgt. Robert Gautreau Post 6535 VFW in Lynn. It was always a pleasure for her children to watch them dancing together. Most of all Sarah enjoyed spending time with her family and helping to care for her grandchildren, including on an infamous afternoon at High Rock Tower while playing tennis.

Service information: Visiting hours will be held at CUFFE-MCGINN Funeral Home, 157 Maple St., Lynn, on Monday, May 13, from 4-8 p.m. Her funeral will be held on Tuesday, May 14 at 10 a.m. in the funeral home. Burial will follow at Pine Grove Cemetery. To share a memory or leave online condolences, please visit


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