Jean C Smith

July 13, 1927December 31, 2018

Jean Smith, 91, passed away on December 31, 2018 surrounded by loved ones at Apple Rehab in Colchester, CT. Born in Newark, NJ, she spent the last 2 1/2 years of her life in Lebanon, CT with her daughter Linda and her son-in-law Jim, but she was always a true Jersey Girl at heart. Prior to her move she lived for many years in Barnegat, NJ where she was a proud member of the Woman's Club of Lacey, and a volunteer at Southern Ocean County Hospital.

Jean was very proud of her Irish heritage and had a wonderful sense of humor and a sweet, feisty personality. She loved collecting little treasures from local thrift shops and was always generous in sharing her finds. She also loved spending time with family and friends on Long Beach Island. Jean was devoted to her family and we will miss her love and generosity.

Jean was predeceased by her husband Joseph Smith and her son Joseph J. Smith. She is survived by her daughter Linda Truscio and son-in-law James Truscio; granddaughters Amy Coates and Emily Coroso; great grandchildren Evan Coates, Dylan Coates, Giavanna Coroso and Sophia Coroso Camilli; daughter-in- law Jan McCormack, and brother William Gibson.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 26, 2019 from 11am to 1pm at the Thos L. Shinn Funeral Home, 10 Hilliard Dr., Manahawkin, NJ. A luncheon will follow. To leave online condolences for the family, please visit


  • Memorial Service Saturday, January 26, 2019

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Joan Topping

January 22, 2019

Jean was a good friend of mine. We belonged to the Evening Membership of the Woman's Club of Lacey for many years. We had a lot of fun fundraising over the years and I also have many memories of being with her, going out to dinner and going to NY to see a Broadway show. She was a fun person to be with.

Sharyn Yonkman

January 21, 2019

Spent a good deal of time in the late 60's at Linda's house and Jean was always bubbly, chatty. welcoming to me. One evening I recall we were watching The Smothers Brothers on TV and Jean was bringing us snacks (Devil Dogs to be exact), popping in and out of the room seeing what she could do for us. That was Jean. She was friendly, generous, hospitable and funny.
Decades later I recall her telling me all about her latest finds at some tag sale or thrift store and she came alive describing them in some detail. Her enthusiasm was contagious.
Rest in Peace , dear Jean and I hope the treasure shopping is heavenly. Love, Sharyn