Dorothy SmithJune 10,2014
Dorothy SmithDorothy Smith
HAMPTON, NY — Dorothy Smith, 88, of Hampton, N.Y., died Sunday afternoon at the Indian River Nursing Home.
She was born on February 20, 1926 in Hampton, N.Y., the daughter of Syvanous and Abbie (Shaw) Ballard.
She married Romaine Jud Smith on October 15, 1945 in North Granville, N.Y.
Mrs. Smith had been employed as a seamstress at the Poultney Dress Factory for over 17 years.
She enjoyed reading and word puzzles and loved spending time with her family.
Survivors include her husband Romaine Jud Smith, 3 daughters Dorothy M. Valastro and her husband Dominic of Whitehall, N.Y., Pauline M. Blair and her husband Joe of Poultney and Irene A. Whitney of Granville, N.Y., 7 grandchildren, Penney Potvin of Inman, SC, Jeffrey Parker of Glens Falls, N.Y., Lisa McMurry of Poultney, Daniel Guitar of Tenn., Jill Miller of Poultney, Jason Whitney of Triangle, Va., and Joshua Whitney of Granville, N.Y., 12 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren.
Predeceased by a grandson Joseph M. Blair in 2001 also by 4 brothers and a sister.
Arrangements are by the Durfee Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 119 North Main St., Fair Haven.
Graveside services will be in the Poultney Cemetery at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of choice.
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