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Monica J. Smith

With much sadness and heavy hearts, the family of Monica J. Smith (Mamie Esther) announces her peaceful and sudden home going on Wednesday, August 1st, 2018.

This unfortunate event occurred at her home in Watertown, Massachusetts.

She leaves to mourn her loss, her children Margaret Smith Mensah (Alfred), Dr. Franklin O. Bright, and her grandchild Monica I. Mensah. Her sisters and brothers Johnette H. Smith, Aletha Smith Benson, Frankzella Smith Kennedy (Lloyd Sr.), Precious Smith Perry (Ralph Perry), Ruben H. Smith, Silver Smith Padmoore (James), Lourenzo K. Smith (Ciatta), John H. Smith and Florence Smith.

Her nieces, nephews, and very close friends

Funeral services will be held at the below location at 10am, Friday August 24th.

Myrtle Baptist Church

21 Curve Street

West Newton, MA 02465


Repast will take place at the below:

American Legion Nonatum Post 440 

295 California Street

Newton, MA 02458

Accommodations for out of town family and friends

Option A:

Hotel: Holiday Inn Express is approx. 15- 20 mins away from funeral venues.

21 Curve St, Newton, MA 02465

To book your reservation please use the link below to secure the group rate of $132.92 per day (including taxes). If you are not comfortable utilizing the link, please call the hotel reservation line directly at (877) 213-6796. When you call please make sure to mention the name of the group block (Smith Family) in order to secure the rate.  

Link: Smith Family - Booking Link for Holiday Inn Express

Group Name: Smith Family
Dates Group discount is available: August 23rd and 24th 
Group Rate: $119.00 plus 11.7% (Total with tax $132.92 per night
Cutoff Date: August 21, 2018

Option B:

Hotel: Crowne Plaza Boston – Newton is approx. 7- 10 mins away from funeral venues.

320 Washington St, Newton, MA 02458

(617) 969-3010

10 rooms are booked with the below price points under Lauretta Kennedy.

2 Full beds are in each room

~$168.01/nt + taxes (TOTAL: $370.56 for 2 nights with tax)

Dates for the discount are: Checking in August 23rd and Checking out August 25th 
Cutoff Date: August 22, 2018 by 6pm

To confirm a room, please call the hotel at (617) 969-3010, ask for reservation and inform them that you would like to add your name to a reservation under Lauretta Kennedy. If you are not comfortable calling the hotel, you can call Lauretta directly at (212) 618- 3288, and she will confirm the reservation for you.

For further inquiries please contact:

Margaret Smith Mensah: 614.638.7143

Frankzella Smith Kennedy: 617.899.3567

Aletha Smith Benson: 978.930.2397

Ruben H. Smith: 706.331.1034