Anna Marie Smith

Anna Marie Smith, 84, of the Parsons section of Wilkes-Barre, passed away on Thursday at her home.

She was born July 29, 1929, in Clifton, N.J., a daughter of the late Frank and Catherine Farrell. A former resident of New Jersey, she was a professional roller skater in her youth and skated at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Mrs. Smith was an admirer of the late Princess Diana, and she lived her life to the fullest. She was also a fan of the Miami Dolphins.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Smith; and brother, Joseph Farrell.

Surviving are her children, Elaine Kay and her husband, Robert, with whom she resided; Marie Tomasello and her husband, Thomas; Richard Smith Jr. and his fiancé, Nicole Akers; Evelyn Hopper and her husband, Joe; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; sister, Katherine Mazzotta; and her beloved cat, Angel.

The funeral will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at E. Blake Collins Funeral Home, 159 George Ave., Wilkes-Barre, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Maria Goretti Church, Laflin. The Parish Bereavement Group will recite the Rosary in the church 30 minutes prior to the Mass. Private interment services will be held at Laurel Grove Cemetery, Totowa, N.J. Friends may call from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Condolences can be sent to the family at

Funeral Home

E. Blake Collins Funeral Home
159 George Avenue Wilkes-Barre, PA 18705

Published in Times Leader on Sept. 1, 2013