Rhoda Smyth

Rhoda Gilpin Smyth

Saturday, November 15th, 1924 - Monday, April 20th, 2020
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Rhoda (Gilpin) Smyth, 95, of Enfield, passed away peacefully of natural causes at her home Monday, April 20, 2020. She was the wife of the late F. Edwin Smyth (1993).
Born in Portadown, Northern Ireland, she came to America with her parents at the age of 6. She attended local schools, graduating from Enfield High School, and began employment at the former Bigelow-Sanford Carpet Company. Additionally, she was the tax collector for the Enfield Fire District 1. Along with her husband, Edwin, they founded F.E. Smyth and Son Inc. school bus company in 1977, which is still family owned and operated today after 43 years. Rhoda enjoyed reading in her sunroom and spending time at her condo in Ogunquit, Maine. Most of all, she loved her Enfield Congregational Church, where she sang in the choir and volunteered at the church’s Nearly New Shoppe. She was the longest attending member of the church, having attended regularly for 80 years.
Rhoda leaves a son, Robert "Bob", and his wife Linda (Sargent), her grandchildren Robert, Steven, Shelley, and Seth, and her great-grandchildren Anisa and Michael, and a brother Robert "Bob" Gilpin. In addition to her parents, Rhoda was sadly predeceased by a son, Richard "Dick" Smyth.
Burial will be private at the convenience of the family. A memorial service to honor and celebrate Rhoda’s life will be held at a later date. The family would like to thank her caregivers for the compassion they provided.
Memorial gifts in Rhoda’s memory may be made to: Enfield Congregational Church, 1295 Enfield Street, Enfield, CT 06082. To leave online condolences, please visit
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    Saturday, April 25th, 2020 | 12:00am
    Saturday, April 25th, 2020 12:00am
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    A Memorial Service will be scheduled at a later date at the Enfield Congregational Church
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    Burial will be private at Enfield Street Cemetery
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Mark Houlihan

Posted at 04:02pm
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Anthony & Nancy DiLorenzo

Posted at 03:21pm
Our condolences on the passing of your mother. I remember her fondly, she was a great wowan, always a lot of fun.

Robert and Carole-Ann Gilpin

Posted at 05:10pm
We were sorry to hear of your loss and extend our condolences to Rhoda's family.

Sara Moriarty

Posted at 05:13pm
A true lady. Always a smile. Enjoyed all that the church was offering. (Bones) Tom was also saddened to hear about her death. He was always the Checking up on her when he went there to help with the lawn. She will be missed.
Sara and Tom Moriarty

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