top of page

Gladys Riese Smith (1922-2022)

New London, NH-Gladys (Riese) Smith, 99, died Monday, January 10, 2022 at Woodcrest Village.

She was born in Woodhaven, NY on June 28, 1922, the daughter of Paul F. and Louise (Hoffmann) Riese. She was educated in Rockville Centre, Long Island and served as Past Beloved Queen, White Swan Triangle, Daughters of The Eastern Star in Lynbrook, Long Island. Mrs. Smith graduated from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY. She had been employed by Sperry Gyroscope Company during 1941-1946, United Nations 1946-1957, Nassau County Dept. of Health 1957-1968, Colby Junior College 1968 to Colby-Sawyer College in 1987.

Gladys had been active in the New London Community and worked with her late husband, Harold, in establishing the Kearsarge Soaring Association. She was a member of The First Baptist Church of New London and had been secretary of the Aviation Assoc. of NH from 1971-1978. Gladys enjoyed water aerobics at the Hogan Center for many years.

Survivors include nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, January 27, 2022 at 11:00 A.M. at The First Baptist Church, 461 Main Street, New London, NH.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The First Baptist Church BWF Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 336 New London, NH 03257.


Memorial Service

Thursday, January 27, 2022 11:00 AM The First Baptist Church 461 Main Street New London, NH 03257


bottom of page