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Carmen Smith

d. November 30, 2014

Carmen Smith

Carmen (Gauthier) Smith, 88, Dalton, died Sunday in VNA Hospice Unit at Geisinger Community Medical Center. She was the widow of Thomas Edward Smith, who died in 1989. The couple had been married 44 years.Born Sept. 23, 1926, in Tacoma, Wash., daughter of the late Armand and Eva (Trahan) Gauthier, she moved to Dalton in 1965 from Milwaukee. She was a graduate of Mary Cliff High School, Spokane, Wash. A retired nurse, she had been employed more than 26 years at the Clarks Summit State Hospital. Following her retirement, she devoted most of her time to caring for the sick and elderly, often without pay.Carmen was a faithful member of Our Lady of the Abingtons Catholic Church, where she was a dedicated volunteer, having served on the parish council and headed various committees.Her selfless, caring nature was shared with everyone. She was devoted to her family, church and friends and was a beautiful person who would always give of herself and brought happiness to others. Her smile and gentle kindness will be sadly missed.Surviving are three sons, Thomas and wife, Margaret, Dedham, Mass.; Dale and wife, Annette, Tunkhannock; and Armand (Guy), Factoryville; a brother, Armand (Guy) Gauthier, Spokane, Wash.; seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by a son, Terry Smith; and two sisters, Jeanette Marie Gauthier and Rosalie Hoss.The funeral will be Wednesday with Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of the Abingtons, 700 W. Main St., Dalton, to be celebrated by the Rev. Thomas J. Petro, pastor. Interment, Fairview Memorial Park, Elmhurst. The family will receive relatives and friends Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Jennings-Calvey Funeral and Cremation Service Inc., 111 Colburn Ave., Clarks Summit.Memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of the Abingtons, 700 W. Main St., Dalton, PA 18414.


Visitation

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Jennings-Calvey Funeral And Cremation Services, Inc.
111 Colburn Ave.
Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, United States
18411

Service Information

10:00 am Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Our Lady of the Abingtons
700 West Main Street
Dalton, Pennsylvania, United States
18414

Interment Information

Fairview Memorial Park
111 State Route 435
Elmhurst Twp, Pennsylvania, United States
18444
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