Marion Smith

Marion D. Smith, a longtime Falmouth resident who taught children in the 3rd grade for many years, died November 1 at the age of 90. Ms. Smith was living with her husband of 67 years, Kenneth M. Smith, at Atria Woodbriar Memory Care Center in Falmouth at the time of her death.

Born in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, she was the daughter of Melo and Laura (Monsour) Diohep. She was graduated from Woonsocket High School and Rhode Island College of Education.

She met Kenneth Smith when she and a friend found summer employment on Cape Cod; her job was at Malchman's, a clothing store in downtown Falmouth.

Ms. Smith's 38-year teaching career at Mullen-Hall Elementary School began in the 1950s when the school was known as the Mullen School. An Enterprise photograph taken in 1957 showed Ms. Smith with Principal Margaret A. Mullen and  23 other staff members who were there at the time.

She also was active with Delta Kappa Gamma Society and other organizations that support enrichment programs for professional educators.

With her husband she belonged to Woods Hole Golf Club for more than 60 years.

In addition to her husband, she leaves her son, Kenneth M. Smith Jr. and his wife, Cheryl A. Smith, of East Falmouth; two grandchildren, Christopher Smith of Frisco, Texas, and Katie Thomas of Bourne; five great-grandchildren; and a brother, John Diohep of Venice, Florida.

She was predeceased by two sisters, Lila Hanna and Jane Murray.

Visiting hours will be Thursday, November 12, beginning at 10 AM and followed by a service at 11:30, at Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 475 Main Street in Falmouth.

Burial is private.

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