LISBON -- Funeral services for Shirley F. Smith, age 88, will be held on Saturday, Dec. 23, at 11:00 a.m. at the Fox & Murray Funeral Home with Pastor Patrick Severson officiating. Burial will follow the service at the Flackville Cemetery in Lisbon.
Calling hours will be held on Friday, Dec 22nd from 2:00-4:00 p.m. & 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Mrs. Smith passed away at her home on Tuesday, Dec 19, surrounded by her loving family.
Surviving are her three sons and their wives, Donald & Gwen Smith, David & Carol Smith and Douglas Smith & his companion Kelley Topping all of Lisbon; a brother, Warren Fletcher & his wife Edith of Lisbon; ten grandchildren, Rebecca & Nathan Pena of Syracuse, Jonathan Smith of Lisbon, Jenny & Justin LaRue of Ogdensburg, Zachary & Elizabeth Smith of Pittsburgh, PA, Abigail & Matthew McGrath of Rochester, Hosanna & Brett Bailey of Heuvelton, Colin & Maggie Smith of Somerville, MA, Coleman, Carson & Caleigh Smith all of Lisbon; great-grandchildren Jaden & Jacelyn Pena, Isaiah Smith, Jaxon Bailey, Anders LaRue & Declan McGrath; and a brother & sister-in law, Lowell & Helen Smith of Lisbon; along with five nieces & nephews and their families.
Her husband Dale T. Smith and an infant great-grandchild Grace Smith predeceased her.
Shirley was born on July 11, 1929 in Lisbon, a daughter of the late Milton & Lena “Avis” (Wheater) Fletcher. She graduated from Ogdensburg Free Academy and continued her education at the Wallace Business School in Ogdensburg. She later married Dale T. Smith on April 28, 1951 at the home of her parents.
During her career she was employed as a legal secretary for the Fitzgerald & Shea Law Firm from 1947 – 1954. She then went to work in the family business Smith Brothers Electric, where she worked for many years. She was an active member of the Lisbon Reformed Presbyterian Church where she was the church secretary for 60 years, and a past member of TOPS. Shirley was an accomplished pianist who gave lessons to others for many years. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, reading, crossword puzzles, playing the piano, gardening, feeding hummingbirds, her pet cats, socializing with neighbors, caring for others and her family.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Lisbon Reformed Presbyterian Church, Flackville Cemetery Association or Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley.
Condolences can also be shared online at www.foxandmurrayfuneralhome.com.