Beverly Mary LaPointe Smolka, 93, formerly of Potsdam
Tuesday, July 2, 2019 - 10:13 am

DURHAM -- Beverly Mary LaPointe Smolka, age 93, died on June 30, 2019.

She was born in Potsdam, NY on January 30, 1926, to the late Francis LaPointe and Mary Endersbee LaPointe.

Beverly is survived by her daughter, Carol Terry and husband, Jeff; daughter-in-law, Maureen Murphy-Smolka; two grandchildren, James Smolka and his partner, Andrea Bell, Spencer Terry and wife, Ginevra; as well as her cat Cosmo.

Beverly was preceded in death by her loving husband, George Smolka, her son, James “Jim” Smolka, sister, Frances Badger, brothers, Jack and Richard LaPointe.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered 10 a.m. Friday, July 5, 2019, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Fr. Mario Gomez, OFM, presiding.

A reception in the gathering space will be held immediately after mass from 11:00-11:45 p.m., and then burial will follow in St. Matthew Catholic Cemetery, Durham, NC.

In addition to flowers, memorials may be made to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 810 W. Chapel Hill St., Durham, NC 27701

The Smolka family is under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service. Online condolences: – select obituaries.