Anne Taliaferro Smith

  • Born: February 2, 1921
  • Died: April 12, 2021
  • Location: Concord, Massachusetts

Concord Funeral Home

Director - Glenn D. Burlamachi, CFSP
74 Belknap St.
Concord, MA 01742
Tel. (978) 369-3388

Tribute & Message From The Family

Anne T. Smith, known to her family and friends as Nancy, 100, a former longtime resident of Concord, MA, and for the last six years, a resident at Carleton Willard Village in Bedford, MA. died on April 12, 2021.

She was born in Baltimore, Maryland on February 2, 1921. The daughter of John C. and Emily Owings Taliaferro and the sister of the late John C. Taliaferro III and Austin B. Taliaferro. She graduated from the Bryn Mawr School and was a part of the class of 1943 at Smith College.

In 1948, she married Edward W. Smith III of Baltimore, who died in Lincoln, MA in 1990. Mrs. Smith taught for many years as a Specific Language Disability (SLD) tutor and English teacher, first at Sidwell School in Washington and finally at Nashoba Brooks School in Concord, MA.

After retirement, she served on the Friends of Cotting School Committee. Always interested in education, she volunteered as an English as a Second Language tutor at Concord Prison Outreach and later volunteered in the Ireading program for the Mystic Valley Senior Services. She was a volunteer at Emerson Hospital and during the summer, she for volunteered for the Vineyard Community Services.

In 1970, she and her husband built a house on Martha's Vineyard, which became a gathering place for friends, children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and their children.

An avid tennis player, golfer, and gardener, she was a member of the Mink Meadows Golf Club, West Chop Club, Vineyard Haven Yacht Club, and the Concord Country Club. She was also a member of the Ladies Tuesday Club in Concord, MA. In 2006, at 85 years old, an ad in the Vineyard Gazette for watercolor classes caught her eye. She enrolled and soon became an enthusiastic amateur watercolor painter.

In 2014, she moved to Carleton Willard Village in Bedford, MA. At Carleton Willard Village, she was on the board of the Villager and enjoyed other activities such as writing, reading, and bridge.

She is survived by her son, Austin W. Smith of Lisbon, NH, his wife Deborah C. Smith, her daughter Catesby T. Gross of Hanover, NH, three grandchildren, Austin T. Smith and his fiance Alexandra Milne, Alicia C. Smith and Lindsay B. Gross. She is also survived by 10 nieces and nephews.

Services will be private.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to:
The Concord Art Association
37 Lexington Road
Concord, MA 01742
The Cotting School
453 Concord Ave
Lexington, MA 02421

Condolence & Memory Journal


Nancy and my mom were old friends. I don't remember how they met. It was before I was born, maybe Peter Cooper Village in NYC, sometime around 1950? She and her husband, Ed, were like honorary aunt and uncle to my 2 brothers and me, as well as almost the only adults who we called by their first names. Nancy had a great sense of humor, an infectious laugh, and she always seemed up for anything fun. She and my mother were the same age, but my mom died of cancer 25 years earlier, followed by my father 10 years later. I'm sorry I gradually lost touch with Nancy after my parents died because she was always a special person to me and to my family. Sending love to her family, especially Austin and Caty.

Posted by Leslie Stevens - Ahwahnee, CA - Family Friend   June 17, 2021

Oh how I will miss Nancy just as all of her other friends. I knew her from becoming one of many friends of my mom's at Carelton Willard. I loved to hear her stories of growing up in Baltimore and the "wicked" things she did. She was such a wonderful, all encompassing person to everyone she met. I'll miss dinners with her at CWV as she pulled up to the table in her most recent acquisition of her "one speed" mobile wheelchair when her hips were so bad that she couldn't walk that well. She always had a smile on her face that could only make others smile as well. Rest in Peace my friend. You will be surely missed by all.

Posted by Merri Lee Johnson - MA - Friend   April 18, 2021

On behalf of everyone at Concord Country Club, we send our deepest sympathy to the Smith family. Nancy and her late husband Ed joined the Club in 1965 and Nancy held a membership for more than 40 years. She will be remembered fondly by all her friends at CCC.

Posted by Elaine Dupuis - Concord, MA   April 14, 2021

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