Alfred-SMITH-Obituary

Alfred E. SMITH

St. Paul, Minnesota

1928 - 2020

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One of our father's countless great Italian friends was fond of saying to us, his children, "tuo padre e' forte," by which he meant your father is vital, charismatic, a life force. He died at the age of 91 in St. Paul on June 14, 2020 embraced by our family. He is now reunited with our loving mother, his beautiful wife, Lucille F. Smith of 57 years. He is preceded in death by parents, Walter and Mary Ann Smith; sisters Mary Ann Goad, Catherine Petrozzi, brother-in-law Paul Petrozzi. He is survived by children: Paul Smith (Amy Kelly-Smith), Lucia Smith (Doug Lipton), Maria Gans (Lane Gans), Stephen Smith, Anna Rodell (Rick Rodell), Daniela Smith; Grandchildren: Bailey McDonald, Stephen Lipton, Sam Gans, Michael Lipton, Nicholas Gans , Giulia Lipton, Livia Gans, Lucia Rodell, Sofia Smith, Adelaide Rodell; sister-in-law Mary Waibel and brother-in-law Ed Goad; also survived by our large, close-knit family of nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, his very special friend Carole Black and many dear friends. Our father was born November 9, 1928. Graduated from St. Columba Elementary, Cretin High School and UMN in Chemical Engineering. He served his country as a U.S.A.F. Flight Navigator in the Korean War. He was an executive at 3M until he retired in 1987 to pursue his passion of Italian food, wine and celebrations around the table. Ristorante Luci came to life in 1988 and Luci Ancora 1997 in St. Paul. Luci Ancora continues today with that same vision of sharing great food with family and friends in a gracious setting; for our family, this gave rise to many rich friendships, our loyal patrons. Private Mass and burial will be held on June 25th. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Feed My Starving Children and Cretin Derham Hall. 651-698-0796




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