Smith, Mary Catherine – 91, of Absecon was born May 13, 1927 in Atlantic City, New Jersey daughter of William and Marie Pentony. She attended Our Lady Star of the Sea and Atlantic City High School and in 1948 was crowned Miss Hydrangea Queen of Atlantic City.
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Mary married Donald McKim Smith on September 15, 1954 and raised three children. She was employed as a waitress kindly serving customers until her retirement in 2002 at the age of 75. She was dedicated to her family always sharing an uplifting attitude and demonstrating her faith and trust in God.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and four siblings. Left to mourn her passing are her devoted children and their spouses, Mark McKim Smith (Debra) of Gaithersburg, MD, Donna M. Mabe (R. Wallace) of Linwood, NJ and Eric McKim Smith (Kathleen) of Gaithersburg, MD. She was also a loving Grammy to eight grandchildren, Kimberly Mabe Horwitz (Bradley), Erika Mabe Sasser (Michael), Bryan Mabe (Maeve), Kirk Smith (Rebecca), Jillian Smith Deford (Mac), and Luke Smith, Alexandra Smith Faus (Alex), and Jacob Smith. Mary is also survived by six great grandchildren whom she adored, Hannah and Harrison Horwitz, Avery, Amelia and Addison Sasser, and Jack Wallace Mabe.
A funeral mass will be held Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 11:00am at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Absecon, NJ. The family will receive friends from 10:30-11:00am prior to the service at the church
Interment to follow at Atlantic County Veterans Cemetery at Estelle Manor Park, Mays Landing, NJ. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish.