Salem — Jaime S. (Maki) Smith, 35, of Salem, died Wednesday afternoon at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston following a lengthy battle with Cystic Fibrosis. She was the devoted wife of Brett Smith, with whom she shared over 7 years of marriage.
Born in Salem, she was the daughter of Donna (Labrecque) Maki of Salem and the late Steven Maki. She was raised in Salem, later lived in Danvers and was a graduate of Danvers High School, class of 1996.
Jamie continued her education at Middlesex Community College and received her associate’s degree in 1999. She was employed for over 15 years as a sonographer at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
Jaime was an amazing person who touched the lives of many and inspired all those who knew her with her positive attitude and strength of spirit. She was a devout Jehovah’s Witness who loved to talk about her faith. That faith was a source of strength in her life and a source of hope in her lifelong battle with Cystic Fibrosis. Jaime loved to travel and to spend time with family, especially spending long days with Brett on the beach.
Besides her loving husband and mother, she is survived by a brother, Jacob and his wife, Jennifer Maki, of Peabody; her aunt, Diane Labrecque of Salem; a niece, Olivia Maki; three nephews, Alex Smith, Zachary Jodoin, and Lucas Maki; her mother-in-law, Marlene and her husband, Gary Sewall of Salem; and her father-in-law, Frank Smith of Salem; and also by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and dear friends.
ARRANGEMENTS: A memorial visitation will be held on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St., Peabody. Her memorial service will be held on Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 79 Endicott St., Peabody to which relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Expressions of sympathy can be made in her name to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 220 North Main St., Suite 104, Natick, MA 01760. For directions and online obituary, visit www.ccbfuneral.com.