Published in the August 14, 2015 edition

Barbara-Smith-obit-webMELROSE — Barbara L. (Upton) Smith, 81, of Melrose, died at the Aberjona Nursing Center in Winchester on Aug. 7.

Barbara was born in Mattawamkeag, Maine and resided in Melrose for 25 years. Barbara was a devout member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and brought a little bit of light into every life she touched.

She loved history, nature, country music, Vermont and her kitty “Cleo.”

Barbara enjoyed spending her time with her children, grandchildren and many lifelong friends.

She was the loving mother of David M. Giles and his wife Linda, Dana E. Giles and his wife Susan, all of Florida, and Cynthia A. Giallongo and her husband Michael of Westford. She was the caring sister of Marjorie Holler and her husband Joseph of Virginia and Charles Smith of Connecticut. She is also survived by seven grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be private.

Arrangements by the Gately Funeral Home, Melrose.