Francis J. Smith

April 26, 2011

Smith, Francis Obituary

Mr. Francis J. Smith of Kearny died on Tuesday in Clara Maass Medical Center.  He was 79.

The funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday at 11:30 a.m. in St. Stephen's Church, Kearny (map, directions).  Interment will follow with military honors in Holy Name Cemetery, Jersey City (map, directions).  Relatives and friends may call in the Condon Funeral Home 684 Kearny Ave., Kearny (map, directions) on Thursday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m.

Mr. Smith proudly served his country as a US Marine Corp in the Korean War.  He had been a machinist for Colgate Palmolive in Jersey City for 36 years until retiring in 1985.  He was well known as an avid saltwater fisherman.

Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Elizabeth (Burns) and his children, Betty Ann Chieffo, Thomas Smith, Frances Connolly, James Smith, Edward Smith, Carolyn Maguire and Theresa Corso as well as a brother, William Smith, and his beloved grandchildren, Jason, Kara, Brittany, Stephen, Joseph, Robert, Kyle, Justin, Amanda, Nadine and Roy.

The family as asked that in lieu of flowers you consider donations to donate@autismspeaks.org or www.stjude.org/tribute.  Envelopes will be available in the funeral home.




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