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Barbara Ellen Smith (Lotz)

Barbara Ellen Smith (Lotz), 95, of Bristol, CT,

passed away on July 10, 2023. She was born on

December 28, 1927, in Yonkers, NY to Leonard &

Beatrice Lotz.

Barbara was known for her sense of humor, patience

and hard working spirit. She was a faithful Jehovah’s

Witness for over 70 years with the Middletown, Plymouth

& Bristol West Congregations. She found great joy in

spending time with her family, traveling, and generously

giving to others. Barbara also enjoyed camping,

crocheting, playing cards with friends, and volunteering

much of her time in the ministry.

Barbara is survived by her beloved sisters Nicki Apicella

and Arline Cecchini, daughter Shelly Brunet, her son

Alfred Richard Smith II, daughter-in-law Geraldine

Smith, as well as her grandchildren, great-grandchildren,

nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by

her husband of 66 years Alfred R. Smith, her brothers

Leonard, Marvin and Charles and her sisters Charlotte,

Vera, Caroline and June.

A memorial service will be held at 2 PM on Saturday July

22, 2023 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses,

located at 197 Jerome Ave. Bristol, CT.

The family would like to express their gratitude to the

staff at The Pines and Constellation Hospice for their

exceptional love and care over the past few years.

Barbara’s warm presence, love for Jehovah, and

dedication to her family and community will be deeply

missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Jehovah’s

Witnesses at

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