Age 76, of Laurel, DE passed away surrounded by her loving family on February 9, 2013, at her daughters home in Delmar, MD.
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Jessica was born in Pisac, New Jersey on Aug. 4, 1936 a daughter of the Michael Angelo Spinella and Eleanor Gamble Spinella. Mrs. Smith retired from Capital Credit Agency in Dover, DE. She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Seaford. Cherished family memories include her love working, traveling, shopping and collecting Lennox. Her favorite past time was spending time with her family.
Jessica is survived by her husband, Charles M. Smith, Sr. of Laurel. Her children, Teresa Lee Hoffman of Florida, David C. Smith of Pennsylvania, Sara Lynne Powell of Delmar, Michael S. Smith of Laurel, Stewart W. Smith of Virginia, John S.C. Smith of Felton, Charles M. Smith, Jr. of Laurel and Joseph W. Smith of Laurel. A brother, Matthew Spinella of Milton. Twenty grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren along with nieces and nephews also survive her.
In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by a son, Michael C. Smith and a daughter Katherine Ann Hudson.
A viewing will be held at the Hannigan, Short, Disharoon Funeral Home 700 West St. Laurel, DE on Wednesday evening from 6-8:00 pm. A mass of Christian burial will be held at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church 28 Stein Hwy Seaford, DE on Thursday,
February 14, 2013 at 11:00 am. The Father George Blasick will officiate. Interment will
be held in Odd Fellows Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Jessica's memory to Delaware Hospice 100 Patriots Way Milford, DE 19963 or Coastal Hospice PO. Box 1733, Salisbury, Md. 21802.
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Published in The News Journal on Feb. 12, 2013