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M. Eloise Smith Obituary


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“Pat, Sharon and Mary, Bonnie already shared our family message, but know that your loss is felt and shared half a world away by my adopted family...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Rudy Sovinee - nephew

“Mary, Sharon & Pat Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Weezy was an amazingly strong woman and will be forever in our hearts. I have...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Marion & Bob Neal - Newton, NJ

“May you be safe in the arms of our Master, dear Aunt Eloise. I have such happy memories of summer visits to your house, fun times in the pool,...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Donna Gholson - Scottsville, KY

“Sharon, Mary & family: Our deepest sympathy to you and your family through this next life journey. Remember "THE BEST IS YET TO COME" a wise man...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: chominsky family - dingmans ferry, PA

“Pat, Sharon and Mary, You were her guardian angels in this world. She will be yours now. Our hearts and prayers are with you as we grive together...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Bonnie Sovinee - Somerset, NJ

“My dearest Nan. You were my go to person my whole life; there will be a part of me that went with you! My grandmother/mother and my rock for life. ...Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: Mary Straway - NJ


M. Eloise Smith, 91, of Newton, died Tuesday, October 29, 2013, at home. Born in Newton, Mrs. Smith was a lifelong resident of Newton. She was a school crossing guard with the Town of Newton. She had previously worked for the Grand Union in Newton. A member of the Newton Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, Mrs. Smith was also a member of the Sussex County Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, as well as a member of the State of New Jersey Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. She was a former Girl Scout Leader and the former Mrs. Santa Claus for the Newton Fire Department. The daughter of the late Day and Mary Elizabeth (nee Smith) Hixson, Mrs. Smith was also predeceased by her husband, Donald L. Smith, on December 19, 1985; her daughter, Diane Louise Smith, in 1950; and her sister, Freda Sovinee, in 2012. She is survived by two daughters, Patricia M. Sweller of Newton and Sharon Lynn Dalling of Stillwater Township; seven grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Doris Mitchell of Fredon Township and Ruth Courtney of Ephrata, Pennsylvania. Mrs. Smith raised two of her seven grandchildren, Earl Pierson, Jr., and Mary Straway. Funeral services will be held at 8:30 p.m. on Sunday at the Smith-McCracken Funeral Home, 63 High Street, Newton. Visitation will be held Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to Compassionate Care Hospice, 350 Sparta Avenue, Building B, Suite 2, Sparta, NJ 07871 of the Newton Fire Department, 56 Woodside Avenue, Newton, NJ 07860.

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