Paula Michelle Hackett, 77, passed away peacefully on December 7, 2022 at North Chandler Place Assisted Living, Chandler, Arizona. She was born in Baltimore, MD on September 19, 1945, the daughter of William and Ethel Smith. Paula retired from the City of Baltimore's Municipal Telephone Exchange in 2012 and in 2020, moved to Arizona to live with her son and daughter-in-law, Rufus and Thomasina Hackett. A celebration of Paula's life will be held at a later date in Baltimore, MD. Richardson Funeral Home, Tempe, Arizona is compassionately serving the Hackett family.