Arlene Smith Obituary (1942 – 2021) – Belfast, ME


In the early morning hours of December 22, 2021, Arlene E. (Holmes) Smith, 79, of Stockton Springs, peacefully ended her journey here on earth with her children by her bedside to be forever with her Lord and Savior Jesus- Christ.
Arlene was born at home on December 12, 1942 to Andrew and Augusta Holmes of Stockton Springs. On May 12, 1962, she married Thomas Smith of Prospect. She grew up in Stockton Springs where she has lived most of her life. She was proud of the time she had spent working in restaurants and shoe factories cutting shoes, especially for André the Giant. She loved all animals with a particular fondness for cats. She also enjoyed traveling around New England in search of restaurants that served home-cooked meals or buffets. On these family trips, she particularly enjoyed the view of the water, the fall foliage and the Christmas decorations outside. She loved to cook and try new recipes as evidenced by her huge collection of cookbooks. She was particularly proud of her spaghetti sauce which was a family favorite and her mother’s “King Salad” which was a family tradition at every holiday meal.
She attended Calvary Apostolic Church when it was located in Winterport, where she took an active role in helping organize their public suppers and bake sales. For many years she coordinated the annual Bible reading program. She also attended Crossroads to Calvary Church in Belmont and more recently Coastal Family Apostolic Church in Frankfort.
She was predeceased by her parents Andy & Gussie; her husband Tommy; her fur babies Onyx, Sir Prancelot, Sugar, Cocoa, Sheba and Buddy; his furry grandchildren Bruno, Prince, Pebbles, Rusty, Bailey, Button, Harley, Sunshine, S’more, KC, Belle, Tigger, Fred, Barney, Missy, Fluffy, Snowball; his cousin Betty; his favorite sister-in-law Gertrude; his special friends, Margie, Winona, BJ, Kit & Thurston; his brother, Leroy Holmes.
She was affectionately known as “Mom” by Kathleen & Scott Chambers of Winterport, Heather (Smith) Dostie of Stockton Springs, her cat, Ebony; “Grammy” to Dug, Dory, Pumpkin, Razor, Cole, Lacie; “Sis” to Alfred Holmes of Veazie; “GG” to Dana and her mother, Issa Rolfe of Clinton; “Cousin” by Elaine Bissell of Stockton Springs, “Auntie” by Leslie Holmes of Portland, George Holmes of Winterport; and several other nieces and nephews. She also chose to make Bobby Walker from Stockton Springs, Natalie Walker from Searsport and their children Allison, Audrey and Robert part of her extended family. She will forever be in our hearts.
Funeral services will be held in the spring at Maple Grove Cemetery in Prospect, Maine, where she will be buried next to her husband.
In lieu of flowers and in keeping with her love for animals, please consider sending donations to a no-kill shelter in her name.
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Posted by Riposta Funeral Home on January 11, 2022.


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