Edward F. Carter Funeral Home

41 Grand Street, Croton-On-Hudson, NY


Mary Jane Smiton

December 16, 1948July 27, 2020

Mary Jane Smiton, born Mary Jane Rapp, once Mary Jane Grabowski, passed away peacefully in her home in Croton on Monday, July 27th.

Mary Jane was born December 16th 1948 to John and Hulda Rapp (nee Slack) in Queens and grew up in Ossining. She moved to Croton in 1971.

MJ held a degree in special education and working with children brought her a lot of joy. She also worked for the Croton-on-Hudson Recreation Department for 25 years. She enjoyed making ceramics and beaded jewelry, cooking, taking care of her plants and playing scrabble. Her life was filled with music, and all who remember her most fondly remember her dancing.

She will be deeply missed by her husband and best friend, Glenn C. Smiton. She is survived by two beloved daughters, Jessica May and Rebecca Grabowski, and an adoring step-son Jeremy Smiton. She also leaves behind a sister, Jo-Ann Murphy, and two grandsons, Liam and Oliver Glynn.

Memorial to be held next year. Those wishing to share memories and condolences to the family may do so at (Carters web address). In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the ACLU.


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Leah Maguire

August 3, 2020

Glenn, Beck, Jess and Jeremy-

I am so saddened when I think of your loss. MJ was a surrogate mother to me many times over the years, and every time I think of her, I will remember her infectious laugh and her wicked sense of humor. I love you all and my thoughts are with the whole family during this incredibly difficult time.

All my love,

Leah Maguire (Sager)

Eleanor Soderlund

August 2, 2020

Words can't express the sorrow I feel. A friend for over 30 years. We spoke just about every day. I extend my sympathy to her family. We all will feel a great sense of sadness and loss. Stay loving and strong for each other and keep the memories of her love for you close to your heart.

Rest in Peace, your friend Ellie

Peggy Keesler

July 30, 2020

I say the same - how can this happen? I hadn't been together with you in quite some time, but thought of you often. Glenn and family-she suffered with health issues for quite some time and is now in the arms of God.

Art Bauer

July 30, 2020

Dearest MJ...I will miss your warmth and kindness towards me...I came into your life or you came into mine by marrying Glenn...One of the best things that has happened to both of us...You will be missed by all who have known you and by all whose lives you have touched..My deepest condolences to all in your family...Thank you for everything and being a part of my life, and letting me be a part of yours.....

Barbara Wall

July 30, 2020

How can this be?

With my deepest sympathy for Glen, Jessica, Beckie,
Joanne, Jeremy, Liam and Oliver...



Rosemarie Raffa

July 29, 2020

Mary Jane, I’m going to miss you so much! 35 years of friendship is more than half my life. We had some incredibly fun times out & about, raising our families, surviving...
All my love to Glen, Jess, Beckie & the Boys.
Love always, Rose