Mary Dattilio Smith
1928 - 2020
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Mary Dattilio Smith

Topsham, ME - Mary Dattilio Smith, 92, died peacefully with family at her side on June 20, 2020 at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick, ME.

She was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, and wife of 73 years to Bob, who passed away in January. Mary was born in Burlington, Vermont on January 4, 1928, the daughter of Cosmo and Libra Martello Dattilio. She married Robert Smith on February 14, 1947. They raised their family of four primarily in Burlington and Rutland, Vermont. In 1962 Mary received both her State of Vermont Certificate of Proficiency in Home Nursing and her Certificate in First Aid. Mary worked at Proctor Bank and Southeast Elementary School in Rutland. She was heavily involved in her children's activities, serving as Brownie Leader and Cub Scout Den Mother, later receiving a medal from the Scout Council for her dedication.

Mary loved singing and had a beautiful voice. As a teenager, she and her sisters sang on their own weekly radio program, accompanied by their father on guitar. Mary and Bob enjoyed country dance, costume parties, bowling, golfing, playing bingo, cross country skiing, traveling, and going to the North Atlantic Blues Festival annually with their sons. Mary loved to cook for her family, especially Italian dishes which were infused with her love. She also enjoyed painting, singing in church choir, listening to music, and playing the ukulele, guitar and piano. Known for her smile and good humor, Mary was a self-proclaimed "Joyologist" with a goal of making others laugh and smile, which she did.

She was a member and past director for the Evergreen Senior Citizens Club in Brunswick, and as a devout Catholic, she served as hospitality minister at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church for many years.

Mary is pre-deceased by her husband, Robert F. Smith, Sr., and siblings, Lily Shumway, Doris Mitchell, and Michael Dattilio. She is survived by her brother, Vincent Dattilio (Betty Dattilio) of Burlington, VT, her children, Robert F. Smith, Jr. (Faith Baker) of Durham, Thomas C. Smith (Nancy Smith) of Bryan, TX., Michael D. Smith of Topsham, and Tammi L. Morgan (Don Morgan) of York, PA., grandchildren, Trevor, Tara, Benjamin, Meredith, Chris, Justin, Kevin, Julia, and Jazymn, eight great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

A visiting hour will be Monday, June 29th from, 6-7PM at Stetson's Funeral Home, 12 Federal St, Brunswick, ME. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, June 30th, 1PM at St. Charles Borromeo Church, 132 McKeen St. Brunswick, ME. Donations in her name may be made to the church. Due to state mandates attendees are requested to wear a mask to all services and attendance limitations may be in place.

Arrangements are by Stetson's Funeral Home 12 Federal St. Brunswick, ME where memorial condolences may be expressed at

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Dear Bobby, Tom, Mike, Tammi, & Family,

We send our sincerest condolences to all of you for the loss of your Mom & our beloved Aunt Mary. I have many cherished memories of the Smith family gatherings and the fun trips to Rutland. Aunt Mary was full of fun and always made me laugh and smile. My Mom and Dad (Rita & Ken) had many wonderful times with both your Mom and Dad going country dancing and playing cards on the weekends.

Aunt Mary, as well as, Uncle Bob will be forever in our hearts because they are not gone, but, just gone ahead.

God bless & love to you all - Sue Smith Sheehan & Family
Sue Smith Sheehan & Family
June 29, 2020
To aunt Mary's family, and all who loved her,
I am Kathie (Dattilio) Gallo. I am so sorry to hear of aunt Mary's passing. She was a very special person. Funny-fun loving-caring, a really kind person. The last time I talked to her was after my dad passed away in 2015. I'm glad I had the chance to talk to her then.
Please know I am thinking of you all.
Your memories of her will keep her alive in your hearts. She is in Good Hands now.
Love and Blessings to you all,
Kathie & Tom (Dattilio) Gallo
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