Elizabeth Lee Smith, known to her friends as Tossie, passed away February 26, 2013 at her home in Stonington, Connecticut.
Born on October 10, 1927 in Bronxville, New York, she was the daughter of Resa Murphy and Lee Parsons Davis and the stepdaughter of Mulford B. Helmer.
She graduated from Bronxville High School in 1945 and attended Hood College in Maryland.
While in College, she was drawn to the New York fashion world and became a model in Manhattan’s millenary district for three years.
Later, a fascination with houses led to a career as a real estate agent in Greenwich, Connecticut, where she ultimately opened her own firm, Smith and Hekker Real Estate. Her business thrived in great part due to the joy she took in helping families find their perfect home.
In Greenwich, she met and married William Ellery Smith, a partner in the law firm Hirschberg, Pettengill & Strong. After a number of successful years in Greenwich, they decided to split their time between Stonington, Connecticut and Vero Beach, Florida.
Together, they embarked on a joyful quest to find their own perfect home, which included five houses in Stonington and seven in Vero Beach. After all those houses, and all those moves, she now rests peacefully in her final and most perfect home.
She leaves her beloved husband William Ellery Smith, and is survived by her devoted daughter Kate Frame, her son David Corr, who never ceased to make her laugh, and her step son, Tig Smith, who patiently gave her her first sailing lesson. Her surviving family also includes five grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Burial will be by cremation and will be attended by family only at her request. There will be a reception at a date to be announced.
The family invites you to visit www.mysticfuneralhome.com to leave an online message of condolence.