Lillian Muir Smith

  • Born: January 23, 1925
  • Died: July 27, 2020
  • Location: Manchester, New Hampshire

Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory

1799 Elm St
Manchester, NH 03104

Tel. (603) 625-6951

Tribute & Message From The Family

Lillian J. (Muir) Smith, 95, of Manchester left us to dance in Heaven on Monday, July 27, 2020.

Lillian was born in Rye, NY on January 23, 1925, to the late Hugh E. and Catherine (O'Neil) Muir. She was married to Francis Smith of Manchester.

Lillian, or Lillo as her friends and family called her, loved ginger ale, and all flavors of tea. Lillo worked with the Manchester Police Department during the war time, and later for many years at McQuade's Department Store. She was an avid dancer who spent a great portion of her life in Manchester and loved to spend summers with family at Hampton Beach. She cherished the years spent raising her family.

Lillo was preceded in death by her brother Hugh Muir.

She had four children, Ed Smith of Weare, Hugh Smith of Bedford, Margaret Smith of Weare and San Isidro de Grecia, Costa Rica, and Ken Smith of Wilton, NH; three grandchildren, Ashley Morshead, and Sargent Lee Smith of Goffstown, and Petty Officer Second Class Diego Suarez of Virginia Beach.

Visiting hours at Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory, 1799 Elm St, corner of North St, will be Monday, August 3rd from 10 am to noon, followed by a service in the funeral home chapel at noon. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, Bedford.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Saint Jude's Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or online at or to the NH Alzheimer's Association, 166 South River Road, Suite 210, Bedford, NH 03110.
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Condolence & Memory Journal


Nana, you were one of the most caring people I have ever known. I will never forget all the holidays I was able to spend with you in New Hampshire. I will also never forget your Christmas chocolate oranges. I bought one last Christmas and will make sure to keep that tradition going.

Posted by Diego Suarez - Virginia Beach, VA - Grandchild   August 03, 2020

My deepest sympathy to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you and your family.

Posted by Pauline Dietrich - Manchester, NH - Family Friend   August 02, 2020

When I think of your Mom, I think of her always smiling, a little twinkle in her blue eyes and loving a good laugh. Our Mothers were friends for many decades, and our families were bonded. We all have memories of Lillian that will make us smile in the years to come and I think she would love that. She'll be missed by everyone that knew her.

Posted by Margie Roy Landry - Neighbor   August 02, 2020

I will always remember vacations at the beach.

Posted by Sue Collier Biron - Friend   July 31, 2020


You will always be in our hearts,mom.

Posted by Meg Smith - Weare, NH - Daughter   July 30, 2020

I will always remember her as a good friend to my mother. When I think of them, I have a vision of laughing and sharing tea and coffee spontaneously on any given day, I think to get away from us kids. Sorry for your loss but maybe they have resumed these friendly coffee breaks on a higher level..Cheryl Roy LeBlanc

Posted by Cheryl LeBlanc - Nottingham, NH - Family Friend   July 30, 2020

Ed and Hugh, I am so sorry to learn of your mom's passing. My Jeannette was a patient with your mom at the Hill-borough County Nursing Home for many years. When I visited her i usually would chat with your mom. She was so small and cute. God bless her. Thinking of you and your family.

Posted by Robert Bossie - Bedford, NH - Friend   July 29, 2020

The loss of mom is not easy ...Thoughts and prayers to ken and all of the family during these difficult times

Posted by Lorraine Saindon Linehan - Manchester, NH - Classmate   July 29, 2020

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