Lillian Smith

Obituary of Lillian A. Smith

Lillian A. Tormey Smith was called home on February 4, 2020. Lillian was born in Waterville, NY on March 28, 1934, the daughter of the late James and Minnie (Meyers) Tormey. She attended Waterville Schools and was a graduate of Whitesboro High School. On July 4, 1953 at Sacred Heart Church, Utica, Lillian was united in marriage to Everett D. Smith, a blessed union of 39 years until his death on April 19, 1992. Lillian attended Utica School of Commerce and for many years was employed at Mohawk Valley Psychiatric Center. Lillian will be remembered for her favorite tradition of “Feed them and they’ll come” and so she did every Sunday throughout her lifetime. Lillian leaves behind, three sons, James (Liz) Kenneth (Terry) and Brian (Sharon); four daughters, Kathleen Lauterbach, Colleen (Tom) Bienkowski, Joanne (Bill) Sharpe and Diane Thompson; fourteen grandchildren, Michael Potaczala (Nancy), Brian Potaczala (Jennifer), Patrick Potaczala (Jennifer), Thomas J. Bienkowski (Michele), Christopher S. Bienkowski (Lauren), Mark Smith, Jenna Smith, Jessica Smith, Bill Sharpe Jr., Kristen Bourgeois (Stephen), Brian E. Smith (Lindsay), Amanda Smith (Chris), Justin Thompson (Jessica) and Jonathan Thompson; nineteen great grandchildren, Rachele Potaczala, Ryan Potaczala, Samantha Potaczala, Austin Potaczala, Levi Potaczala, Jake Potaczala, Marissa Bienkowski, Ciara Bienkowski, Anna Bienkowski, Emma Bienkowski, Kaylee Mulligan, Alyssa Sharpe (Vinny Cotrupe), Colton Sypolt, Weston Sypolt, Hunter Bourgeois, Brook Bourgeois, Julianna Thompson, Gemma Thompson and Colton Thompson; one great great granddaughter, Aria Rose Cotrupe and a sister, Kathleen Moore. She was predeceased by two sons, Mark Smith and Kevin Smith and two sons-in-law, Tim Lauterbach and Glenn Thompson. Mrs. Smith’s Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, February 7, 2020 at 11:00 at St. Joseph & St. Patrick Church, 702 Columbia St., Utica. Calling hours will be held on Thursday, February 6, 2020 from 4 – 7 at the Heintz Funeral Home, 1517 Whitesboro St., Utica. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Whitesboro. Those so wishing may make donations to the Abraham House of Rome in Lillian’s memory. The family extends their heartfelt thanks to the staff of the Abraham House for all the loving care given to Lillian.
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Thursday
6
February

Calling Hours

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday, February 6, 2020
Heintz Funeral Home
1517 Whitesboro St.
Utica, New York, United States
Friday
7
February

Funeral

11:00 am
Friday, February 7, 2020
St. Joseph's & St. Patrick's Church
702 Columbia St.
Utica, New York, United States
Friday
7
February

Burial

12:00 pm
Friday, February 7, 2020
Mt. Olivet Cemetery
Wood Rd.
Whitesboro, New York, United States

Donations

Donations may be made to Abraham House of Rome, 417 N. Washington St., Rome, NY 13440
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