Gertrude [Collins] Smaldone Avon, IN - Gertrude [Collins] Smaldone passed away on February 6th at her son’s home is Avon, IN. “Trudy”, as she was known by all, was born in Saratoga Springs, NY on June 22, 1932. She was a honors graduate of St. Peter’s [SCCS] in 1950. She continued her education at SUNY, Oswego and Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. In 1955 she married Sylvester Smaldone, also of Saratoga Springs, NY. They were together for 55 years until his death on September 28, 2010. Trudy was pre-deceased by her husband, Sylvester Smaldone and her sister, Mary Frances Hickey. She is survived by her son, Tim Smaldone and his wife, Ruth of Avon, IN, her daughter, Karen Smaldone of Ft. Pierce, FL, her beloved granddaughters, Paige and Tori Smaldone of Avon, IN and her brother, James G. Collins of Saratoga Springs, NY. Also many nieces and nephews. Funeral Services were conducted in Ft. Pierce, FL. Trudy was buried alongside her husband Sylvester in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Ft. Pierce, FL.
Published in The Saratogian on Feb. 18, 2014