CORINTH, N.Y. — Alberta M. Smith, 76, of Palmer Avenue, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2005, at Glens Falls Hospital with her loving family at her side.
Born on April 1, 1929, in AuSable Forks, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Norma Santo.
She married Thomas J. Smith on Sept. 16, 1947, in AuSable Forks. The couple resided in Corinth for many years and had a beautiful marriage of 57 years.
When she was younger, Mrs. Smith worked at Lanfears Store by the Corinth School on Oak Street. All the kids would call her Mom because that was what she was to them.
She was a loving and caring person, always putting family and friends first. She was in poor health for years but never complained.
Mrs. Smith was a devoted communicant of the Church of the Immaculate Conception of Corinth and had a strong faith. She was also a member of the Catholic Daughters of America for over 50 years and received her 50 year pin from the Court McLaughlin No. 422 of Saratoga Springs.
Besides her parents, one infant son, Joseph; and one brother, Harland Santo, died before her.
In addition to her husband of 57 years, survivors include five children, Jeffrey Smith of Delaware, Susan Groff and her husband Larry of Malta, Christopher Smith and his wife Cathy of Corinth, Daryl Smith and his wife Sandy of Corinth and Diane Petteys and her husband Gene of Lake Luzerne; one sister, Vivian Passino and her husband Francis of Corinth; one sister-in-law, Marie Rock of Keeseville; 14 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 5, at the Densmore Funeral Home Inc., 7 Sherman Ave., Corinth.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 6, at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, 409 Palmer Ave., Corinth, with the Rev. Charles Gaffigan, pastor, officiating.
A Rite of Committal will be held at St. Mary's Cemetery, Corinth.
Following the committal, friends and family are invited to share fellowship at the Knights of Columbus Hall, Heath Street, Corinth.
The family suggests that memorials take the form of donations to the Corinth Emergency Squad, 101 Sherman Ave., Corinth, NY 12822.