Sabrina Rose Diamond SmithFebruary 14, 2020
Sabrina Rose Diamond Smith
Born January 22, 1981 in Boston, Massachusetts passed unexpectedly last week.
Sabrina’s world revolved around her family, friends, therapeutic massage, and color guard. It was her cheerleading of life, her ability to be the catalyst for fun in any situation, and her constant encouragement and compliments to others that brought tremendous joy to each of us. Sabrina was our sunshine.
Sabrina grew up in Roslindale and graduated from Boston Latin School in 1998. She joined the Sacred Heart Color Guard in fifth grade (1991.) This became a lifelong journey- always Sacred Heart, with side trips to multiple drum corps culminating with 3 seasons in gold medal Emerald Marquis. This passion was reanimated most recently as an instructor with Saint Ann’s Color Guard in Dorchester. Sabrina adores these girls.
Sabrina’s professional passion was therapeutic massage. She began her practice in Phoenix and expanded as she moved to Texas, Virginia, and then home to Boston. It was connecting with her clients in both body and spirit that gave her joy and satisfaction.
In both her career and personal life her focus was always on caring for others. She was the definition of a healer; whether that be with her “magic hands”, her quick wit and unmatched sense of humor, or simply her enormous heart. Sabrina basked in the feeling of making others happy.
Sabrina is survived by her mother, Elaine B Smith, her sister April Smith and brother-in-law Eric Knopp, her brother Matthew Smith and sister-in-law Billie Ann Kelly-Smith and a vast extended family of aunts, uncles, cousins and close friends that numbered in the hundreds. Sabrina’s niece and nephew Madeleine and Cameron Smith provided her with some of the greatest joy in her life. Sabrina has now joined her father Christopher.
All that knew Sabrina were deeply touched by her joy and laughter. Her endless love and spirit will leave an indelible mark on our hearts.
Visiting hours in the John J. O'Connor & Son Funeral Home, 740 Adams St. (near Gallivan Blvd.) DORCHESTER, Friday, February 21, 2020 from 4-8pm. Memorial Mass at St Catherine's Church in Norwood on Tuesday morning February 25, 2020 at 11 o'clock. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. The family requests NO flowers.
While in Virginia, Sabrina spent many hours at a horse farm mucking stalls, caring for the horses and developing her equestrian skills. In lieu of flowers,
donations can be made in Sabrina’s name to NEER, Inc: New England Equine Rescue- North at 52 Ash Street, West Newbury, MA 01985.