Laura B. (Brann) Smith, age 97

of Quincy

Laura B. (Brann) Smith, age 97

Laura B. (Brann) Smith, age 97, a longtime resident of Quincy, died peacefully, Saturday, December 2, 2023 at South Shore Hospital in Weymouth, in the comfort of her loving family.

Laura was born in Hopedale, to the late Lysander A. and Ida May (Adams) Brann. She was raised and educated in Maine. Laura lived in Quincy for most of her life.

Laura was employed as a waitress in the restaurant industry. She worked at the former Finian’s and prior to that had worked at the former Oyster House, both in Quincy. She had been retired for many years.

She was an avid gardener and enjoyed tending to her many flowers. Most of all, she was devoted to her family. She cherished time spent with them, and supporting the many activities and accomplishments of her grandchildren.

Beloved wife of the late Frederick Smith.

Devoted mother of Aubert Smith and his companion Susie of Dunnellon, Fla., and the late Helen M. (Smith) Mackiewicz.

Loving grandmother of Robert S. Young, Jr., Laureen S. Corey and her husband George, Steve Smith and his wife Chris, David Smith, Paul Smith, and the late Frederick W. “Fred” Young.

Cherished great grandmother and great-great grandmother of many.

Laura was the last of thirteen siblings and is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and their families.

Memorial Funeral Services will be conducted at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Friday, December 15, at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Memorial Visitation prior to the service from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Inurnment Braintree Cemetery.

For those who wish, donations in Laura’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 3 Speen Street, Suite 250, Framingham, MA 01701.


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  • I have had the best time of my life with you. I think I am amongst the chosen few, to have a lovely Grammy like you.
    You were my person of strength and encouragement. In my life, you had an important role to play. Thanks, Grammy, I love you a lot and will miss you! You will always in my thoughts!

  • To the Smith and Young Family, My Condolences,
    Laureen, I met your Grammy a couple of times with you, she was just a lovely woman always smiling, you resemble her a lot, she is with her family members up in Heaven, who were waiting for here, I know she with be your Guardian Angel, May she R.I.P ❤️🙏

  • Sending all of my love and huge hugs to you Laureen and your family. Gram was the absolute best there was and will be missed dearly.
    You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Always.

  • We look forward to our yearly visits with Nana Smith. The kids loved coming to visit. She was such a spunky lady, she will surely be missed . We look forward to seeing her in Heaven again one day.
    Love ,
    Josh , Tiffany, Will, McKenna, and Macie

  • Steve and Family,
    Laura was an amazing woman. I enjoyed spending time with her at your house. She always made me laugh. I am thinking of you all at this time.

    Love you.

  • Nana, you certainly were a legend! We will always cherish the times we were able to spend with you at our house as well as yours! Our children and grandchildren were blessed to have had you in their life for so long. We miss you so much already but know you are resting in peace.

  • It was a pleasure to have known you. Nana you are truly one of the strongest women I’ve ever met. You will be missed dearly 💔 xoxo 🙏❤ Rest in sweetest peace

  • You have been a beacon of strength for our family for decades; may you rest in peace. What can you say about a woman whose heart held all the love in the universe and the strength of every army on earth? I hope to become more and more like her as I grow older. If my grandmother loved you, you knew it. She loved hard; she loved fiercely, and she loved without reservation. Everyone should be so lucky to have the power of that kind of love as a legacy in their life.. I love you Nana Smith. I can’t stop thinking about you. I hope your at peace pain free. Give Daddy and nana Helen a big hug for me. I miss you already. Kissy kissy. “can’t let you go can’t let you go can’t let you go” when id hug her she’d hold me tight and say that. ♥️😩😭💔😇🪽🪽💐 Icant believe tomorrow is your send off. I still want to believe this is all a bad dream. However I were 97 when u passed days away from being 98 and lived a long happy life. I still beep when I drive by. You will forever be in my heart and have a ton of memories. Ohhh but I will be wearing one of ur lipsticks tomm. Xoxo

  • Nana, Sophia and I will miss you so much. I wish we could sit in the garden together one last time. Thank you for always making us feel loved and special. I hope I get a Nana like you in every lifetime. “The gardener and her flowers”.