Mary J. Smith

October 30, 1924November 4, 2012

Mary Walsh Smith passed away on November 4, 2012 with her loving family by her side. She was 88 years old. Mary was born on October 30, 1924. Mary is the beloved wife of Edwin and devoted mother to Edwin Jr., Kathy Murphy and son-in-law Jay, and Diane Reeves. Mary loved being a Nana to Brian, Michael and Stephen Reeves. She is also survived by her sister-in-law Millie Jakuback, her nieces Amy Horine, Kathie Crozier and Tara Gioia, and nephew Anson Munjee. Mary was predeceased by her mother Ellen, father Henry, son Robin, and sisters Katherine Walsh and Ellen Munjee. Mary was a devoted Catholic and attended St. Catherine’s Church in Blauvelt, NY. Mary graduated Magna Cum Laude from Dominican College of Blauvelt with a Bachelor’s degree. She started her career in 1942 as the first copy “girl” for the Jersey City Jersey Journal and later rose to staff reporter. After taking time out to raise her family, Mary returned to reporting, this time for The Catholic News. Mary later worked for the County of Rockland; first in the Manpower program, and then adult protective services, until her retirement. Mary will always be loved and missed by all who knew her. Family will receive friends on Tuesday from 2-4pm & 6-8pm at Higgins Funeral Home in New City, NY. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, 10am, at St. Anthony’s Church, Nanuet, NY followed by interment at St. Anthony’s Cemetery.


  • Visitation Tuesday, November 6, 2012
  • Visitation Tuesday, November 6, 2012
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Mary J. Smith

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Livia Villamil

November 11, 2012

Dear Ed, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

Evelyn Reid

November 10, 2012

Dear Ed, I'm so, so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. May loving memories carry you through this trying time. Am sending prayers and positive thoughts to you and your family.

Amy Horine

November 6, 2012

I am so sorry to hear of Aunt Mary's passing. I have such fond memories of holidays, and birthdays spent at your house when we were young. I know her warmth,kindness and special touches made us feel comfortable and welcome. She, and all of you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Andrea Havelin

November 6, 2012

Dear Ed,
I am so very sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you and to your family at this very difficult time. I hope you will be comforted by your loving memories of your mother and by family and friends. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
In deepest sympathy,
Andrea Havelin

November 5, 2012

Hi Ed, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. I'm sure your fond memories of your mother will sustain you and your family through your grief. I hope to see you at work again very soon. Sincerely, Marina Calmer

Darlene Johnson-Guy

November 5, 2012

Hi Ed,

This is Darlene from Cravath. You and your family have my deepest sympathy during this time of sorrow. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. I am thinking about you. Keep your head up and take one day at a time. God Bless.