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


Jean C Smith

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