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Luda Shestov Smirnova , 62 ; wife of Nikolai Smirnov of 124 Monticello Dr. Branford; mother of Daria &Craig Pestone of White Plains, NY and Dmitrii Smirnov of Russia; Luda was an Assitant Librarian at Sterling Library for 15 years. She cherished this position for the opportunity it brought her to be part of the Yale University community and the surrounding New Haven area. The rich history, diverse ethnicity, wealth of knowledge, and not to mention really amazing coffee made a perfect home for an immigrant from Russia who longed for a sense of community and found it. Her other great love was her daughter Daria whom she shared a special bond only a mother and daughter could understand. On July 4th, Luda lost her battle to cancer...she will be forever missed. Friends may visit with her family Friday from 5 to 8:30pm at MARESCA & SONS FUNERAL HOME 592 Chapel St. New Haven.

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