Doris Lillian Smith

Female, Person Number2724, b. 3 May 1916, d. 2008
Doris Lillian Pattison nee Smith
1916 - 2008
Birth*3 May 1916Doris Lillian Smith was born on 3 May 1916 at Bethnal Green, London, England, ; apr-may-jun 1c / 246.1
She was the daughter of James Smith and Rosina Hatch
Married Name1941 As of 1941,her married name was Doris Lillian Pattison. 
Marriage*1941Doris Lillian Smith married John Pattison in 1941 at Bethnal Green, London, England, ; jul-aug-sep 1c 194.2
Death*2008Doris Lillian Smith died in 2008. 
Burial*31 Dec 2008She was buried on 31 Dec 2008 at The Cemetery, Burrs Road, Great Clacton, Essex, England, ; Affectionately known as 'Doll' to her family, was born a twin on 3rd May 1916. Unfortunately her twin brother died age 7 months.

After leaving school, Doris worked as a machinist followed by many years as a home help. She could always be found to go the extra mile to make others more comfortable. While Doris was married to Pat she suffered a serious illness rendering her unable to bear children.

Doris and Pat adopted John and Rhonda both at ten days old and made them their own, raising them with great love and affection.

She lived a long and happy life surrounded by her loving children, grand children and grand child who loved her and who she loved dearly.

In the latter years Doris endured much pain, yet no matter how much she suffered she could be heard to say 'There are thousands worse off than me'. She found great solace in her unwavering belief in her faith.

She outlived her husband of over 60 years and her four sisters, Rose, Mary, Lena and Lil, to whom she is now reunited. 


John Pattison b. c 1910, d. c 2005
Children 1.John Robert Pattison
 2.Rhonda Pattison
Last Edited4 Sep 2012


  1. [S7] Birth Registration.
  2. [S13] Marriage Registration.