Constance “Connie” L. Smith – January 11, 2017

Constance “Connie” L. Smith, 83, of St. Marys passed away January 11, 2017 at her residence.
Born February 17, 1933 in Holyoke, MA, she was the daughter of the late George and Elizabeth Pleau.  She was also preceded in death by her husband, Wendell E. Smith, daughter, Cindy Bradley, and sister, Mary Salois.
Mrs. Smith worked most of her life in retail, and raised her children in Southwick, MA prior to moving to St. Marys.  Since retirement she enjoyed going on cruises, working on puzzles, painting, and spending time with friends at the St. Marys Senior Center.
Survivors include a daughter, Deborah Varley-Puza of Chester, MA; 2 sons, Scott Smith of Kingsland, and Todd Smith (Kristin) of St. Marys; brother, Cal Pleau (Pauline) of Ocala, FL; sister in law, Priscilla Balch of Jacksonville, FL; 16 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held Monday, January 16, 2017 at 6:00 pm at Christ Church Camden with Pastor Scott Clevenger officiating.  An inurnment will be held at a later date at Jacksonville National Cemetery.
The family requests memorial contributions in memory of Connie Smith be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908 or Hospice of the Golden Isles, 1692 Glynco Parkway, Brunswick, GA 31525.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.

6 thoughts on “Constance “Connie” L. Smith – January 11, 2017

  1. Lisa smith

    Thoughts and prayers going out to a woman of many names ( Connie, Mom, Gram) no matter what name you called her everyone loved this lady. She was probably the best mother in law anyone could ever hope for, I myself was proud to call get mine. Rest in peace Connie ( Mom) there will always be a special place in my heart for you.
    Love, Lisa

  2. Larry and Kathy White

    Thoughts and prayers to your family. All the puzzles we shared and tackled together at the senior center will be our forever memory. Doing puzzles won’t be the same without you. God’s blessings to you all.
    Kathy and Larry White

  3. Kirsten Phillips

    We are both saddened by the loss of Aunt Connie. I have many wonderful memories of growing up with her and Uncle Bud, we knew that going to their house meant Fun! They too were always wonderful and welcoming to Rodney when he joined our family. We now send our love and prayers to our family and rejoice that she is in the presence of Jesus. God bless all my cousins, Kirsten and Rodney Phillips

  4. Judy Campagnari

    Mrs. Smith, Connie, or Mom, you will be missed terribly. I have many happy memories of spending my childhood at your home, swimming in your pool and hanging out with my best friend, your daughter, Debbie and tothis day we are still best friends, imagine that? You were always like a second mother to me and I will always love and miss you! Wish I had time to say goodbye and thank you for all you did for me. Judy, the wop, from down the street!!

  5. susan rabon

    I am sorry to hear about ms connie . I worked with her at Walmart . she was a vey special lady . who loved her family so much .


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