Dolores Smith

Spring Memorial Services:

A celebration of life service in Minerva, New York and inurnment with full Military Honors in Goshen, New York will be held sometime in the spring.

Obituary of Dolores M. Smith

MINERVA, NY – Dolores Smith, 77, of Minerva, New York, formerly of Monroe, New York, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, October 29, 2022. Dolores (Dee) was born on September 18, 1945. She was the daughter of the late Alfonso and Mary (Gregory) Lopez of Monroe, New York and wife to the late Vernon Smith Sr. of Minerva, New York. She is survived by her sister, Linda Smith and her husband Alan of Monroe, North Carolina and by her three brothers, Thomas Lopez and his wife Sharon of Monroe, New York, Albert Lopez and his wife Alice of Bradenton, Florida and Stanley Nazimek and his wife Ruth Ann of Leola, Pennsylvania. Dolores is survived by many nieces and nephews: Lisa Boyette, Joe Smith, Susan Masud, Tammy Talentino, Tim Lopez, Aimee McCullough, Julie Harner, Laura Booz, Erin Popoli, and Emily Scherer. She is also survived by two stepsons: Scott Smith and his wife Stephanie and Vernon Smith Jr. Dolores is also missed by many extended family members and countless friends. Dolores was a graduate of Washingtonville High School (class of 1963) and Westchester Business Institute in White Plains, New York (class of 1974). She was a proud Veteran of the United States Army and was honorably discharged in December 1973 after serving as a Transportation Coordinator at Fort Eustis in Virginia. Dolores loved her Lord and Savior and was a member of Grace Bible Fellowship in Olmstedville, New York. Dolores also proudly volunteered and was a member in many clubs and organizations. She was a member of the Sleeping Giants, the Minerva Service Organization, Veterans Bicentennial Committee, a Judge for the Minerva Day Parades, a past member of the Minerva Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary and a member of the Grace Bible Prayer Warriors. She cherished the time she spent with her beloved family and dear friends. She will be remembered most for her love, generosity, service to others, acts of kindness, playful sense of humor, her laugh, her beautiful smile and her deep-rooted love for her family. She was a social butterfly at heart and enjoyed being around people. She loved nature, wildlife and animals and being outdoors. She enjoyed going hunting with her late husband. She was extremely proud of her service to our great country. She was a beacon of hope for those with cancer as she fought, overcome and was cancer free. Her love and devotion to her family and friends was unconditional. She was the best sister (she and her sister loving called each other “Sissy”), was a loving daughter, and cherished aunt. She is extremely missed by all whom loved her and had the privilege of knowing her. Her family finds comfort in knowing Dolores was welcomed into Heaven by her mother and father (Alfonso and Mary), husband (Vern), niece (Dorothy) and nephew (Brian). The family is extremely thankful for the outpouring of prayers, calls of comfort, messages, and condolences. Cremation took place through the care of Simple Choices, Inc. A celebration of life service in Minerva, New York and inurnment with full Military Honors in Goshen, New York will be held sometime in the spring. Relatives and friends are invited to leave a special message/memory of Dolores for her family at:
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