Marie A. Smith

5-17-13 OBIT Marie SmithMarie A. Smith, age 91, lifelong resident of Clare, passed away Sunday, May 12, 2013 at the Tendercare Nursing Home in Clare.  Marie was born January 2, 1922 in Clare the daughter of Dennis and Delia (Dora) Fitzpatrick, Jr.  She had worked for a Restaurant in Clare as well as providing child care in her home for 27 years.  Marie loved to Bake, Sew and Embroider.  She was a faithful member of the St. Cecilia Catholic Church and a active members of the St. Cecilia Church Ladies Guild.

Marie is survived by her daughters Joyce Webb, Mary Cassidy and Shirley Conn all of Clare and Sandra (William) Robbins of Chester, Virginia; her sisters Millie Brannigan and Theresa Slocum; 11 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren.  Marie was predeceased by her son Leroy Smith; brothers Nelson, Fred and Jim and her sister Mary Morris.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at the Clare Chapel of Stephenson-Wyman Funeral Home from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M.  The Rosary to be recited at 4:30 PM. with a Vigil Service at 8:30 P.M. on Wednesday.  Mass of a Christian Burial will take place on Thursday, May 16 at 11:00 A.M. at the St. Cecilia Catholic Church with Father Bill Rutkowski officiating.  Burial will be in the St. Cecilia Catholic Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Cecilia Catholic School or to the St. Cecilia Catholic Church.  Please leave an on-line condolence for Marie›s family at

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