Jane M. Smith of Sag Harbor, a bookkeeper who started the Eastern Suffolk Chapter of Sweet Adelines, died at Southampton Hospital on July 20 at the age of 88.
Her love of singing led her to start a Sweet Adelines chapter in Marblehead, Mass., as well, and she sang in the choir at the Old Whalers Church in Sag Harbor for many years.
Ms. Smith lived on Rector Street, and enjoyed preparing gourmet dinners for friends at her house.
She was born in Glasgow, Scotland, on Jan. 25, 1924, to Charles Hendry and the former Mary Lamont. She came to this country when she was 2, attending public schools in Brooklyn. She lived in that borough until she was in her 30s, moving then to Massachusetts.
With her husband, H. Bernard Frisch, whom she married in 1949, she moved to Sag Harbor in the mid-1960s. They lived there together until Mr. Frisch died in 1970. In 1974, she married Lawrence Smith. He died in 1997.
As a bookkeeper, Ms. Smith worked at the Harbor Heights service station in Sag Harbor for 14 years and at a bank in East Hampton.
She is survived by five children: Victoria Frisch of Hillsboro, N.C., Neil Frisch of Woodbridge, Va., Elizabeth Yennie of Sag Harbor, Kevin Smith of Vacaville, Calif., and Lawrence Smith Jr. of New Hampshire.
She is also survived by 8 grandchildren and 12 nieces and nephews. One grandchild predeceased her. Ms. Smith was also predeceased by four siblings, Robert Hendry, Charles Hendry, Neil Hendry, and Mary Hendry-Small.
A funeral was held at the Old Whalers Church on July 24. Memorial donations have been suggested to the Sag Harbor Volunteer Ambulance Corps, P.O. Box 2725, Sag Harbor 11963.