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Harwood Smith, 89
PORTLAND -- Kathryn ('Kay') Harwood Smith, 89, passed away peacefully on Jan. 4, 2013, at the Maine Medical Center with her son and daughter at her side. A long-time resident of Pine Point, Scarborough, she was the beloved and devoted wife of the late Ralph J. Smith.
Kay was born in 1923, in Augusta, the daughter of Francis S. Harwood and Doris L. Clough. She graduated from Cony High School, the Kennebec School of Commerce, the Augusta Beauty School, and attended the American Ballet School in New York City. She married Ralph J. Smith and accompanied him on assignments at various Air Force installations during his military career. They lived in Tucson, Ariz. after Ralph retired, but returned home to Maine in 1964, living in South Portland and then moving to Pine Point, Scarborough.
She and Ralph were long-time members of the Spouse of the Holy Spirit Prayer Group in Biddeford. Kay was a member of the St. Maximilian Kolbe parish.
Sister to the late Louise Briggs of Hallowell, Kay is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Margaret and Glenn Friar of Scarborough, her son and daughter-in-law, Bernard and Deborah Smith of Westbrook; her granddaughter, Melissa Smith, and her grandson, Jesse Smith. Kay is also survived by her sisters and brother-in-law, Elizabeth Wright of Bangor and Arlyne and John Bernard of Portland, her brothers and sisters-in-law, Francis and Linette Harwood of Hallowell and Edward and Bertha Harwood of Augusta, her sister-in-law, Frances Smith of Scarborough; and nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours will be on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013 from 3:30 to 6:00 p.m. at the Hobbs Funeral Home, 671 U.S. Route 1 in Scarborough. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church, 150 Black Point Rd., Scarborough. Interment will follow at the Calvary Cemetery, 1461 Broadway, South Portland. Online condolences may be expressed at
May her soul rest in peace - 'Praise the Lord!'
Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Jan. 7, 2013
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"My condolences to Peggy, Glenn, and the family."
- Orville Deutchman
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- Scott & Kathy Simmonds
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