Anna Marie Smith, 84, of the Parsons section of Wilkes-Barre passed away Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, at her home.
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She was born July 29, 1929 in Clifton, N.J., a daughter of the late Frank and Catherine Farrell. A former resident of New Jersey, she was a professional roller skater in her youth and skated at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Mrs. Smith was an admirer of the late Princess Diana and lived her life to the fullest. She was also a fan of the Miami Dolphins.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Smith; brother, Joseph Farrell.
Surviving are her children, Elaine Kay and her husband, Robert, with whom she resided; Marie Tomasello and her husband, Thomas; Richard Smith Jr. and his fiancee, Nicole Akers; Evelyn Hopper and her husband, Joe; 13 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren; sister, Katherine Mazzotta; her beloved cat, Angel.
The funeral will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday from E. Blake Collins Funeral Home, 159 George Ave., Wilkes-Barre, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Maria Goretti Church, Laflin. The Parish Bereavement Group will recite the Rosary in the church 30 minutes prior to the Mass. Private interment services will be held at Laurel Grove Cemetery, Totowa, N.J. Friends may call at the funeral home from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.
Condolences can be sent to the family at www.eblakecollins.com.
E. Blake Collins Funeral Home
159 George Avenue
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18705
Published in Citizens' Voice on Sept. 1, 2013