Celia F. Smith

January 16, 1934January 19, 2019

Celia F. Smith, 85, of Norwich passed away Saturday afternoon, January 19, 2019, at her home. Celia was born on January 16, 1934 in Summerhill, NY the daughter of Gilbert and Mary (Bowker) Francis. She spent the early years of her life in the Moravia area where she attended and graduated from the Moravia High School. In September of 1954 in Locke, NY she married Dale C. Smith who passed away April 5, 2004. They made their home in Solon, NY until moving to S. Otselic in 1972 when her husband became affiliated with the Fish Hatchery in So. Otselic. In the early 1990’s they moved to McGraw and in 1998 came to Norwich where they continued to make their home. Over the years Celia had worked for Marine Midland bank in Cortland and the Gladding Corporation. While living in Norwich she had worked part time for Wal-Mart. Celia is survived by her son Dale (Tammi May) Smith of Norwich, grandson James Smith, step-grandson Ian May along with several other step-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Also surviving are her “adoptive children and grandchildren Jim and Brenda Mucha and their children Tucker and Andie, close friends Suzanne Llewellyn and Kim Foster. Celia was predeceased by her husband Dale, her daughter Vivian Ramey and siblings Vivian, Lucinda, Bertha, Charles, Carl, Asaph, Leslie, Clayton, Rowland and Emmet. A Service for Celia will be held on Friday at 11:00 am from the Broad St. United Methodist Church. There will be no calling hours. Please consider memorial contributions to Hospice &Palliative Care of Chenango County, 21 Hayes St., Norwich, NY 13815 or to the Norwich Fire Dept, East Main St., Norwich, NY 13815.


  • Memorial Service Friday, January 25, 2019

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