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Mary Smith


1934 - 2013 Obituary Condolences
Mary E. Smith

1934 - 2013 HOLYOKE Mary Elizabeth (O'Shea) Smith, 79, of Holyoke, passed away on Aug. 25, 2013. "Nana" is remembered by her family as being hardworking, quick-witted, generous, and loving. Family was the center of Mary's life. Mary was born in Holyoke to John and Mary (Begley) O'Shea on June 18, 1934, and attended local schools She worked as an operator for the telephone company for 43 years. Mary was predeceased by her husband, Richard, and by her brother, John O'Shea. She is survived by her children, Richard M. Smith and his wife, Susan, of Pittsfield, Brian J. Smith and his wife, Maura, of Westfield, Susan M. Ruhlin and her husband, John, of Cape Coral, Fla., and Erin S. O'Brien and her husband, Steve, of South Hadley. She is also survived by her sisters, Patricia Neill and her husband, Jack, of South Hadley, Lillian O'Shea of Holyoke, Nancy Frain and her husband, Bill, of Holyoke, and Kathleen Champoux and her husband, Dave, of Nantucket. Mary also leaves behind her beloved nine grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews comprising the "O'Shea Clan." FUNERAL NOTICE: The funeral will be today, Friday, at 9 a.m. from the BARRY J. FARRELL FUNERAL HOME, 2049 Northampton Street, Holyoke, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of The Cross Church. Burial will follow in St. Jerome Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Mary's honor may be made to Whole Children, 41 Russell St., Hadley, MA 01035, a recreation and enrichment program for children of all abilities.
Published in The Berkshire Eagle from Aug. 29 to Aug. 30, 2013
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