Priscilla Smith Dibble, an active Larchmont community member and staffer at the Larchmont Public Library for 25 years, died July 25 after a long illness. She was 98.
Mrs. Dibble moved to Larchmont in 1947 and was married to Theodore Dibble, former Assistant City editor of the New York Daily News, for more than 40 years until his death in 1979.
Mrs. Dibble was born May 24, 1914, in Cambridge, Mass., and was one of three girls raised by parents Kendall and Priscilla Smith in Providence, R.I., where their father was chairman of the Classics department at Brown University. After attending Smith College she moved to New York City and worked in public relations, before moving to Larchmont and raising her own three girls.
Mrs. Dibble was active in Larchmont community affairs, especially the Girl Scouts and the Women's Club of Larchmont, and regularly hosted visiting students from around the world at her home on Pinebrook Drive. She was an inter-library loan clerk at the Larchmont Public Library from 1959-1984, and for more than 50 years was a devout member of St. John's Episcopal Church, where she taught Church School, adult Bible class and was a member of the St. Martha's Guild.
She is survived by sisters Rosamund Siggins of Cody, Wyo., and Constance Smith of Pasadena, Calif.; daughters Constance Foucher of Paris, France, Judith Kleven of Marion, Mass., and Priscilla (Kitsy) McNulty of Pittsburgh, Pa.; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.