ADELA-SMITH-Obituary

ADELA C. "DOLLY" SMITH

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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SMITH, ADELA C. (NEE PIRO) "DOLLY" 88 - of Bensalem, PA, passed away on October 20, 2010 at St. Mary's Medical Center in Langhorne, PA., following a series of strokes during the past several months. Dolly was a very dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She is predeceased by her husband, John W. Jr., her parents Ciriaco (Jerry) and Mary Piro (nee Mignone), and several siblings. She will be greatly missed by her children, John W. III (Irene), Patricia Zuccato (Robert), Gerald (Regina), Ronald (Judy), Marie Kerins (Paul), and Margaret Robb (Frank); by her 20 grandchildren and 46 great-grandchildren, whom she always remembered in Christmas & Birthday cards and gifts. Dolly is also survived by her brother, Rudy Piro and her sister, Eleanor Cimato - both of Holmesburg (Phila.), and by her sister-in-law Catherine Murphy of Ocean View, NJ. She is also survived by many cousins, nieces and nephews. Dolly was a tireless and devoted mother, who nurtured her 6 children while also being employed at full-time positions. She is a retiree from Whitman's Chocolates and served in several volunteer capacities at St. Charles Borromeo Church and School, St. Katherine's Drexel Mother House, and Frankford-Torresdale (Aria) Hospital. A celebration of her life will be held on Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at St. Charles Borromeo Church (Bensalem, PA) at 11 AM. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Viewing Tuesday (Oct. 26) Evening 7-9 PM and Wednesday 9:30-10:30 AM at BURNS FUNERAL HOME 9708 Frankford Ave. Phila., PA 19114. Interment will follow the Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Grace Cemetery, Langhorne, PA. Please visit the family's personalized on-line tribute at www.burnsfuneralhome.com. Memorial gifts may be directed to St. Katherine Drexel Mother House, 1663 Bristol Pike, Bensalem, PA 19020.

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Psalm 90:10 states, "In themselves the days of our years are seventy years, And if because of special mightiness they are eighty years..." Although Ms Dolly Smith lived a long life this does not relieve the pain that is felt by her loved ones. May our Heavenly Father give these ones strength and comfort through the Scriptures. Please accept my sincere condolences during this time of your loss.