Colleen M. Connell Smith

Smith, Colleen M. Connell SOLVAY Colleen M. Connell Smith, 58, of Hall Avenue died Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at Crouse Hospital Syracuse during her fight against cancer. Born in Troy, she was daughter of the late Thomas F. Connell III and Shirley Ann Davis Connell and wife of Lawrence J. Smith. She was raised on the East Side of Troy, a 1974 graduate of Troy High and later a graduate of Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing, class of 1977. She then resided in California for two years before moving to the Syracuse area in 1985. Colleen was an RN case manager for Integrity Home Care in St. Camillus for the past four years and she worked as a registered nurse in various capacities for many years. She was an active member of the PTO, Athletic Boosters, Relay For Life and Solvay Tigers Little League where she supported and was very proud of both of her children. She also enjoyed participating in her weekly bowling league. Survivors, in addition to her husband, include a son, Brian Patrick Smith of Las Vegas; a daughter, Carrie Ann Smith of Maryland; her siblings, Patricia A. (Tom) Murley, David P. Connell Sr., Kevin P. (Colleen) Connell Sr., and Terry P. Connell Sr., all of Troy, and Timothy J. (Joan) Connell of Wynantskill and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Thomas F. Connell IV. Relatives and friends may call at the Bryce Funeral Home, Inc., 276 Pawling Avenue, Troy on Sunday, March 23, from 4 to 7 p.m. Funeral service will be held Monday, at 9 a.m. at the funeral home and at 9:30 a.m. at St. Michael the Archangel Church, Troy where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Troy. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Colleen M. Smith to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund, 14 Pennsylvania Plaza, Suite 1710, New York, NY 10122. For a private family guest book and service directions, visit

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Published in Albany Times Union from Mar. 21 to Mar. 23, 2014