Smith, Marie A.
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Marie A. Smith, R.N., 81, former resident of both Stamford (Shippan Point), CT and Norwalk, CT, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 3, 2014 at her home in McKinney, TX. A graduate of the Stamford Hospital School of Nursing, Marie worked for many years as a private duty nurse at both Stamford Hospital and St. Joseph's Hospital, later shifting to private duty home-based care. Prior to her retirement she also provided private duty care for Hospice patients. Marie was an active parishioner of Our Lady Star of the Sea in Shippan and was instrumental in launching a monthly blood pressure screening program at the parish. Marie was also active in the Stamford Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Association. A loving mother and grandmother who wanted only the best for those whom she loved, she is survived by her daughters Susan S. Mynyk of Allen, TX and Lisa Marie Smith of Salem, MA as well as three grandchildren; Heather Smith of Bridgeport, CT, Chris Mynyk of Allen, TX, and John Michael Smith of Tunnel Hill, GA. Marie was predeceased by her husband John G. (Jack) Smith, Jr., and their son John G. Smith, III. Marie lived her life with kindness, love, integrity, and never lost her sense of child-like wonder, always stopping to take pleasure in the small, often overlooked treasures life had to offer. With her gracious and welcoming nature, her ability to brighten even the darkest of days, Marie's spirit will live on in the hearts and memories of all who loved her.
Calling hours will be held on Friday, February 14 at the Bosak-Talboys Funeral Home 2900 Summer Street, in Stamford from 3pm-7pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday February 15, 2014 at 10 am at Our Lady Star of the Sea Church 1200 Shippan Ave, Stamford, CT. To leave an online condolence please visit www.bosaktalboysfuneralhome.com
Published in StamfordAdvocate on Feb. 12, 2014