Bernice M. (Krysiak) Goldsmith, of Haverhill, died March 11 at the Hannah Duston Healthcare Center in Haverhill. She was 100.
Bernice was born in Easthampton on Dec. 30, 1919, the daughter of the late Stanley and Mary (Sakowska) Krysiak. She was educated in the Lowell school system. She taught English as a second language in Everett and was often cited for her contributions to the program.
She loved gardening and had an enviable green thumb. She was an advocate of natural remedies and swore by the maxim: “An apple a day …” She referred to herself as “stara kobieta” – for “old woman” in Polish. Anyone having the opportunity to meet her would not soon forget her.
Bernice was the wife of the late Joseph F. Goldsmith Sr. and mother of the late Mary Theresa Delahunty. Her survivors include children Joseph F. Goldsmith Jr. and his wife, Mary, of Plaistow, N.H.; and Maryann Harte and her husband, Vincent, of Hull. She also leaves several grandchildren: Mackenzie and Riley Harte; Lauren Goldsmith; Magen Goldsmith and her wife, Karine Stephens; and three great grandchildren: Declan Melendy; Hudson Goldsmith/Stephens; and Jenelle Williams.
At the request of the family, services will be private. Arrangements are by the H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Homes, Bradford – Haverhill.
Contributions in her memory can be made to the Brooklyn Botanical Garden (https://www.bbg.org/support/donate).
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