Mary Goldsmith

September 21, 1919December 27, 2012

Mary Barili Goldsmith passed away December 27, 2012 in Jacksonville, Florida. Mary was born September 21, 1919 in Atlanta, Georgia. She was the daughter of Alfredo Barili Jr. and Mary Hudgins Barili and the granddaughter of pioneer Atlantans Emily and Alfredo Barili, a noted composer and teacher, and Ann George Parker Hudgins and Henry Clay Hudgins. Mary graduated from Girls High School and the High Museum College of Art. She married Jere Wickliffe Goldsmith Jr. in 1939 in the First Presbyterian Church Atlanta, which her father helped design. Following World War II, she and Wickliffe, a naval Aviator, returned to Atlanta where she became active in many civic organizations while raising 3 children. Among her civic activities were: Atlanta History Center, Iris Garden Club (past president), Junior Symphony Guild, Young Matrons Circle for the Tallualah Falls School and the Atlanta Junior League. Mary was proud to be one of the first to teach deaf children at the Atlanta Speech School. She moved to Jacksonville, Florida in 1992 to be close to family and was an associate member of Riverside Presbyterian Church, Jacksonville. She is survived by her daughter McGowan Goldsmith Cassell (James) of Jacksonville, son Jere Wickliffe Goldsmith Jr. of Orange Beach, Alabama, son William Barili Goldsmith (Christine) of Cleveland, Georgia, her grandchildren Leslie Cassell Williams (Bradley) and James Owen Cassell Jr. (Jennifer) of Jacksonville, Christine Goldsmith Kelemen (Mark) of Atlanta, Jere Wickliffe Goldsmith III (Lauren) of Orange Beach, Alabama, William Barili Goldsmith of Winter Park, Florida, Regina Alderman Liggins (Michael), Estero, FL, Patrick Ryan Alderman (Jennifer) Deltona FL; and 14 great-grandchildren. Memorial service will be held at a later date. She will be interred at Westview Cemetery, Atlanta, Georgia. The family wishes to thank all of the employees at Riverside Presbyterian House who gave and made a wonderful life for Mary.


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Elinor Reese

January 7, 2013

Your Mother was one of the nicest ladies that I knew growing up on Northwood! I have fond memories of her, your Dad and the whole Goldsmith family

Allison Turner-Hansen

January 2, 2013

I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of cousin Mary. She was the loveliest person. I know she was a joy to your family, and that you will miss her more than words can say.

Tom Lokey

January 2, 2013

Wick ... so sorry to hear of your loss. I, too, have been in Jacksonville since 1992, but never knew of your connection. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

January 2, 2013

We were saddened to see your mother's obituary. Hope you and all the once-Atlanta-based Goldsmiths are doing as well as can be.

New Year hugs from a Brookwood Hills neighbor,
Chris Collester Volf