Madeline J. "Marge" Smith(1945 - 2014)

Madeline J. Smith


AGE: 68 • Wilmington

Madeline J. Smith, 68 of Wilmington, DE passed away suddenly surrounded by her loving family on Monday, March 10, 2014.

Madeline was employed as a crossing guard with the City of Wilmington. She enjoyed memberships with the Diamond State VFW, the Durney Post and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton 50's Plus Group. She was an avid shuffle board player and enjoyed trying her luck at the slot machines. Above all, Madeline loved spending time with her grandkids. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend.

She was predeceased by her husband, Donald Smith; and her children, Donna, Susan and Bill Smith.

Madeline will be dearly missed by her son, Michael Smith (Jackie); and her grandchildren, William, Alexis, Mekenzie, Michael Jr. and Logan Smith. She is also survived by her sister, Joann Atkinson (William); her brother, Larry Grey; her niece, Victoria Atkinson; her nephew, Robert Rhea Jr. (Kim); and her daughter-in-law, Kim Smith (Bruce Milligan).

Family and friends are invited to visit at the Doherty Funeral Home, 3200 Limestone Road, Pike Creek on Monday, March 17 from 5:00-7:00PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 4th Street and Bancroft Parkway, Wilmington on Tuesday, March 18 at 10:30AM. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Madeline may be made to of Delaware, 600 Reed Road, Broomall, PA 19008 or the Helen Graham Cancer Center, PO Box 1668, Wilmington, DE 19899.

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Doherty Funeral Homes - Pike Creek
3200 Limestone Road Wilmington, DE 19808
(302) 999-8277

Published in The News Journal from Mar. 15 to Mar. 17, 2014