Nancy Smith Kowal, MS-NP-C 80, of Worcester, MA, wife of the late Walter Kowal, passed away Tuesday September 19, 2023 in Pottstown, PA.
Born in Braintree, MA, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Dorothy (Rutter) Smith.
Nancy spent her career as a nurse practitioner at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in Worcester, MA. In the early 1960’s, Nancy was first runner up in the Miss Massachusetts pageant. During the last few years, she raised money for a nursing scholarship program. She always felt it was important to give back.
Surviving is her daughter Lisa Aijala; son Richard Kowal; grandchildren Ava and Brooke Aijala and Ethan and Kevin Kowal; brothers Everett and Kenny Smith; and sisters Karen Reichardt and Irene Read.
Along with her husband and parents, she was predeceased by her son Christopher Kowal and brothers Fred and Spencer Smith.
Services will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Nancy’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at https://www.stjude.org/donate/donate-to-st-jude.html?frequency_selected=1&sc_dcm=58700008005633531&sc_cid=kwp&sc_cat=b&ds_rl=1285465&ds_rl=1291300&ds_rl=1290690&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIoumBwOTGgQMVOhKzAB1HCQ_DEAAYASABEgItpPD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds