Sally B. Smith, 58, passed away at her home in Monson on Friday, January 15, 2021 surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Palmer, MA on March 6, 1962 a daughter of the late Lorraine R. (Blake) Stanton and survived by her father, Richard H. Stanton of Brimfield.
Sally was educated locally and was a 1981 graduate of Tantasqua Regional High School. She later graduated from Mansfield Beauty School in Springfield and began her work in cosmetology, hairdressing and nails. She owned and operated Professional Nails and Hair in Monson for many years.
She also volunteered her cosmetic skills and time with the Monson Arts Council for area plays. Sally enjoyed painting watercolors, tending to her flower gardens, especially her perennials and lilacs. She was a phenomenal cook and baker. She was a longtime member of First Church of Monson Congregational United where she volunteered with the Bible School. Sally also worked as a personal care attendant for many people and spent the last years of her life being a devoted caregiver for her dad Richard.
She is also survived by her three children, Evan H. Smith of Monson; Mary E. Smith of Monson; Benjamin J. Smith of Monson; her three sisters, Lorraine “Dolly” Goodreau of Ludlow; Heidi Deschenes of Northport, FL; Becky Stockman of Palmer; her two brothers, Richard “Richie” Stanton, Jr of Warren, MA; Michael Stanton of CT. She also leaves her former husband, Sanford H. Smith of Monson as well as many extended family members including nieces, nephews and cousins.
Sally was loved far and wide beyond her family and leaves behind many friends as well. Sally loved deeply with her whole heart, she had a beautiful smile and was very kind. She loved animals and will be missed by her many cats and her dog “Milo”.
A private celebration of life will be held in Brimfield and burial in Brimfield Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family will be accepting donations to honor Sally’s final wishes. Visit www.lombardfuneralhome.com to share online condolences and pictures, messages of love and more details.
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