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Mary C. Smith (nee Leonard)

AGE: 85 • Springfield and Neptune Township

Mary C. Smith, nee Leonard, 85, of Springfield, N.J., and Neptune Township, N.J., formerly of Chatham Township, N.J., passed away on October 31, 2017. Mary grew up in the Vailsburg section of Newark, N.J., and graduated from Sacred Heart Academy in 1949. After graduation, she was a showroom model at the Henri Bendel store on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. She then married the love of her life, Al, and became a devoted stay at home mother to daughters Tracy and Laurie. While living in Los Angeles in the 1960s-70s, she became a loyal follower of Arnold Palmer, a member of "Arnie's Army." Mary was known for her generous heart and having a friend everywhere she went. She spent much time as a member of the "TWIGS," volunteering at local hospitals. She was an accomplished artist and loved culture and travelling the world.

Mary lost her loving husband of sixty years, Albert C. Smith, in 2016. She is survived by her daughters, Tracy Smith DiPalo and her husband, Michael, of Wayne, N.J., and Laurie Kennedy Tomasino and her husband, Anthony Tomasino of Springfield, N.J., and her six grandchildren, Christina, Katie, Rachel, Sami, Casey, and Adam. She is also survived by her sister, Helen Wade of Spring Lake, N.J.

A private memorial will be held in the future for close family.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Nov. 2, 2017
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