Jessica Angela (Spinella) Smith Jessica, age 76, died at her daughter's (Lynne Powell) home in Delmar, Delaware Feb 9, 2013 after a courageous battle with cancer. "Jessie" was born Aug. 4, 1936 in Paterson, N.J. daughter of the late Michael "Mike" and Eleanore Louise (Gamble) Spinella. She and her family moved in 1951 to Miami Beach, Florida. She graduated from St. Patrick High School in 1954. After graduation she married her high school sweetheart, the late Christopher H Smith. They had five children, Terry Lee Hoffman, David Christopher Smith, Lynne Powell, Michael Smith-Spinella, and the late Katherine Hudson. Jessica is also survived by her husband of 44 years, Charles Matthew Smith of Federalsburg, Maryland and their children, John S Smith, Charles M Smith, Joseph W Smith and Stewart W Smith and 20 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren, also her loving brother Matthew "Skip" Spinella. Jessie managed the Capitol Credit Services, Inc. Georgetown, DE branch office for 30 years. A very devout Catholic, Jessica was a longtime parishioner of Our Lady of Lordes Church, in Seaford. She always looked forward to attending Sunday Mass with her family. Jessie had a zest for life & always enjoyed her large family gatherings. She also enjoyed traveling and her penny slot machine time. Viewing will be Feb. 13, 2013 from 6 pm - 8 pm at Hannigan-Short-Disharoon Funeral Home, Inc. Laurel, DE.. Mass will be Feb 14, 2013 11 am at Our Lady Of Lourdes Church in Seaford, De. Interment following the Mass at the Oddfellows Cemetery, Laurel Delaware. To send online condolences visit http://www.hsdfuneralhome.com/obituaries.
Published in Miami Herald on Feb. 12, 2013