Rita Faye Smith, 81, of Bridgeport, N.Y., and formerly of Massena, passed away on Sunday, February 20, 2011 at St. Joseph's Hospital following a long illness with her loving family at her side.
Calling hours will be 4-7pm Thursday at Traub Funeral Home, 7975 RT 31, Bridgeport. Burial will be in the spring in Oneida Lake Cemetery.
Surviving are her husband of 61 years Roy "Ron" Smith, her son Steve (Teri) Smith; her four daughters, Deborah (William) Bryerton, Brenda Thompson, Allison (William) Kraus, and Valerie Schond; her brothers, Donald (Sheila Rendon) Merritt and Richard (Barbara) Merritt; 10 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her brothers Barry and Fred Merritt.
Born in Massena, she lived in Bridgeport for over 50 years. She was a dedicated homemaker whose life was her family and also having a good time with all of the people who knew her.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.