Published in The Washington Post on January 27, 2011
HARRYETTE M. SMITH (age 93)
On Tuesday, January 11, 2011 at her residence in Washington, DC; beloved wife of the
late Robert C. Smith; loving mother of Paula Bailey Smith of Washington, DC and Marcia
Daniel (Lawrence) of Gaithersburg, MD. She was preceded in death by her dear
grandson Eric Daniel.
A life-long city resident, she graduated from Western High School in 1935. She
began her career in the U.S. House of Representatives in 1936 in the office of Donald
O'Toole (D-New York). She worked for Thomas "Tip" O'Neill (D-Massachusetts) from his
election in 1952 until her retirement in 1965.
She is survived by two granddaughters Rebecca Sherman (Matthew) and Meghan
Kramer (Daniel) and two great-granddaughters.
Interment Arlington National Cemetery on Wednesday, February 2, 2011 at 3 p.m.
Meet at the Administration Building at 2:30 p.m. Friends will be received at her late
residence after interment.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Washington Home and Hospice, P.O.
Box 759240, Baltimore, MD. 21275, ASPCA, 520 8th Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY
10018 or a charity of your choice.