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Dianne Marie Smith

Posted By obits On July 19, 2020 @ 3:33 pm In Elizabeth City,Obituaries | 13 Comments

Dianne Marie Hardy Smith, age 75, of Small Dr., Elizabeth City, NC died Saturday, July 18, 2020 at her home. Born in Bethesda, MD on October 12, 1944 to the late John Harrison Hardy and Regina Gregory Hardy, she was the wife of Ronald W. Smith for 55 years. A renowned baker, she was the proud owner of Aunt Di’s Biscotti. Coming from a large family in Takoma Park, MD, she raised her own family in the Chicago area before moving to Elizabeth City. Dianne was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church where she tirelessly volunteered with the Martha & Mary Bereavement Ministry and the Souls Meal Ministry, but her family was her life and her joy.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her daughters, Deborah A. Zack and Regina M. Porter; a son, Gregory A. Smith, a sister, Margaret H. Thomas; two brothers, Don Hardy and Joe Hardy; eight grandchildren, Joe Zack, John Zack, Charles Porter, Emma Porter, Kyla Porter, Bennett Smith, Clay Smith and Mackenzie Smith; and one great granddaughter, Charlotte Smith.

A funeral mass will be held at St. John the Evangelist, 10103 Georgia Ave.,  Silver Spring, MD on Friday, July 24, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. John Mudd officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Glen Cemetery, 9700 Rosenteel Ave., Forest Glen, MD 20910. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Hospice Foundation of America at https://hospicefoundation.org/. Twiford Funeral Home, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the Smith family. Online memorial condolences may be sent to the family at www.TwifordFH.com.

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Twiford Funeral Home (Elizabeth City)

Memorial Chapel
405 East Church Street,
Elizabeth City, NC 27909
United States (US)
Phone: (252) 335-4395
Fax: 252-335-4329
Email: J.J.Twiford@TwifordFH.com

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Condolence from Joyce and Mario Corradi on July 19th, 2020 10:30 pm

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Dianne. We will miss you always. With much love to the family. Joyce and Mario Corradi

Condolence from DAVID N MCGUIRE on July 20th, 2020 8:03 am

Our sincere condolences to the Smith Family. Diane was a quiet soul who had a dramatic effect on all of those that knew her. She will be greatly missed.

Dave & Paula McGuire

Condolence from Buzz Savage on July 20th, 2020 8:08 am

To Ron and family,

Our deepest condolences on Dianne’s passing. With the Lord’s help you will get through this time of sorrow. Our prayers of peace are with you always.
Buzz and Barbara

Condolence from Father John Mudd on July 20th, 2020 11:48 am

I am so sorry to hear of the death of Diane. I never thought when I was in high school in the last 50s’ and early 60s’ and first met the Hardy family that someday I would be officiating at the family funerals. But I am honored to have known this wonderful family and to be asked to lead the final commendation of Diane Hardy Smith. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother – a good Christian woman who loved God and her family!! May she now rest in eternal love and peace.

Condolence from Mike Mckeon on July 20th, 2020 12:31 pm

So very sorry to hear of Dianne’s passing. a wonderful lady she will be missed by many.

Condolence from Angela Wenzel on July 20th, 2020 4:06 pm

Dianne will be truly missed by so so many. She was a true blessing and light in our lives. I pray God will hold all of you close and carry you through these very difficult days. May God bless all of you. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. With so very much love, Cousin Angela

Condolence from Jennifer Underwood, Dr. Manuli’s nurse on July 20th, 2020 7:46 pm

Mr. Smith,

There are places within our hearts that can only be filled with memories. May you find comfort knowing that my thoughts are with you during this difficult time. And may you find peace knowing that there is one more angel in heaven.

Condolence from Linwood Williams on July 20th, 2020 8:35 pm


I am so sorry to hear about Dianne. She was a very sweet lady. My prayers are with you and the family.

Condolence from Lorraine (Dr Manuli office) on July 20th, 2020 8:56 pm

You were always so kind. You will be missed by many. Rip

Condolence from Leigh jones on July 20th, 2020 9:06 pm

Dearest Regina ,…..there are times when there are no words ,such a time is now ,…but I offer you my deepest and most sincere sympathies on the loss of your dear mom and pray that you, your brothers ,sisters ,father ,and family members, will find the strength and peace that God provides to go forwardAnd live your lives without her physical presence,…. knowing that she will always always be with you in your heart and your memory until you meet her again. It is my earnest prayer that peace and blessings be with you today and every day to come.

Condolence from Alan and Mary Proctor on July 20th, 2020 10:25 pm

Ron and Family.
Sending you our deepest sympathy and love during this difficult time. Dianne was such a warm friendly lady who was always willing to help with any church functions. Her warm smile would light up a room. She will be greatly missed. May she rest in peace

Condolence from Steve Gregory on July 21st, 2020 8:28 am

My deepest condolences to you and your family – you’re are in our prayers.

Condolence from Maryann Kreutzer on July 22nd, 2020 11:35 am


Andy & I will miss Dianne very much. She was never too tired or busy to volunteer when there was an event at church. We hope you and your family find peace.

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