Eilene S. Smith


Smith, Eilene S., 82, of Peabody Drive, died Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at home.  She was the beloved wife of Irving Smith for 61 years.  Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Henry and Eva (Rakatansky) Helfand, she was a lifelong resident of Warwick.  She was a 1st grade teacher for Warwick Public Schools for 32 years, retiring in 1987.  Eilene gradated from Rhode Island College with a Bachelor’s Degree, Class of ’54.  Devoted mother of Steven Smith and his wife, Tamira, of Bellview, FL and Nancy Jackson and her husband, Charles, of Warwick.  Dear sister of the late Seymour Helfand.  Loving grandmother Bryan, Renae, and Andrew.  Cherished great grandmother of Caidance and Ryker. Graveside services will be held Friday at 11:00 a.m. in Lincoln Park Cemetery, 1469 Post Road, Warwick.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to Hope Hospice & Palliative Care, 1085 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02904.  Shiva will be private.


  1. Susan Rice
    Aug 11, 2016

    I am so very sorry to hear of Eilene’s passing. My thoughts are with all of you.

  2. The Ambrose Family
    Aug 14, 2016

    Sending our deepest sympathies on the passing of Eilene. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Betty Ambrose
    John and Debbie Ambrose

  3. Thomas Collins
    Aug 16, 2016

    Although I knew Eilene for all too short a time, her class, intelligence and wry smile brightened my day. My condolences go out to Eilene’s family.

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