Rosemary Smith

December 4, 1943March 9, 2018

December 4, 1943 – March 9, 2018 Rosemary R. Smith, 74, of Surf City, NJ passed away on March 9, 2018 at Jersey Shore Medical Center in Neptune, NJ. She was born in Beverly, New Jersey to the late John “Jack” and Mary (nee Boyle) Russell. Rosemary graduated from Burlington City High School in 1962. She married her high school sweetheart Russell in 1964. She was a long time resident of Burlington, New Jersey where she worked in the banking industry and then at Atofina Chemicals, formerly Rohm & Haas until her retirement. For the last 14 years, Surf City was Rosemary’s home. She enjoyed entertaining family and friends, having happy hour out on the deck, vacationing in Naples, Florida, golfing and socializing with her Surf City family. Rosemary was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Elk Lodge 2340, and former member of the Surf City Yacht Club. She was predeceased by her sister, Kathleen Russell Hewson. Rosemary will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 54 years, Russell Smith, her children, Theresa Selverian, and Stephen Smith and his wife Gabrielle; her grandchildren: Stephen, Jennifer, Michael, Mark Selverian and Jacob and Andrew Smith; her sister, Connie Carey and her husband Bill, as well as her nephew Christopher Carey and family, Vanessa, Hope and Jaslyn. Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 15, 2018 from 10:00am-11:00am at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 4700 Long Beach Blvd., Brant Beach, NJ 08008, followed by a memorial mass at 11:00am. In lieu of flowers, donations in Rosemary’s name may be sent to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22478 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. 73123 Arrangements were handled by the Thos L. Shinn Funeral Home, 10 Hilliard Dr., Manahawkin, NJ. To leave online condolences for the family, please visit


  • Memorial Visitation Thursday, March 15, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Thursday, March 15, 2018

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Sheri Staak

March 14, 2018

Steve and The Smith Family,

My thoughts and prayers are with each of you today and the days ahead. Losing a mom, grandmother, wife is so hard. It is a hole in your heart that never seems to close. I hope over time it will get easier and memories are happy, bright and brilliant.

With my deepest sympathy,
Sheri Staak

Michael Gollnick

March 13, 2018

Rest In Peace, dear friend. Comfort and warmth to all of Rosemary’s family, especially Russ, Tracy, and Steve. Peg and I have been fortunate to be unofficial members of the family and we have enough great memories to last a lifetime. The fact that Rosemary is, and always will be, Kate’s Godmother brings us an everlasting sense of togetherness. We’ve always loved you Rosemary. Peg and Mike.

Pat Cordas

March 10, 2018

Words cannot express how heartbroken Jim and I are to loose our best friend. We have been together for so many years and always thought we would last forever. Unfortunately God needed another angel and called for her. Love to you Russ and your whole family.

Diana Lobozzo

March 10, 2018

To Russ and family
Paul and I wish Russ and your family our deepest sympathy for a wonderful lady who had s heart of gold. Rosemary had a wonderful way about her and always had a kind word to say about others. She will always be remembered by her friends of SCYC
Diana & Paul Lobozzo

John &Terri Quigley

March 10, 2018

It is with deepest regrets we have lost a very dear friend. Rosemary had a gift for giving of herself to all she befriended and we feel fortunate to have been a part of her many friends. She will be dearly missed and our hearts go out to her loving husband, Russ and beautiful family she was so very proud of. She is sure to be watching over us from above. Our sincerest sympathy, John & Terri Quigley

Susan Musho

March 10, 2018

Russ and family - sending our condolences - Roe was a great lady, friend and co-worker. Roe will be missed greatly. Susan and Mark Musho

Katie Boyle

March 9, 2018

We are so sorry to hear of Rosemary's passing. I remember her from my childhood, as a kind and loving young mother and cousin. She will always be in my heart.

David Cordas

March 9, 2018

We are so sorry to hear of Rosemary's passing. Sending love from our Kentucky family to all of her family.

Love and prayers,
David, Cheryl, Matt, Gabby, & Kate Cordas