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Fulton-Theroux Funeral Service

13 Beckwith Ln, Old Lyme, CT

OBITUARY

Lynn Delaney Smith

October 30, 1944July 6, 2020

Lynn Delaney Smith, 75, of Old Lyme, CT passed away peacefully on July 6th, 2020 at the Connecticut Hospice in Branford, CT overlooking the beautiful Branford Harbor. She was born October 30, 1944 in Norwich, CT to Lucille and Leo Delaney, who predeceased her. She married Charles M Smith of New London, CT on September 21, 1963.

She is survived by her husband Charles Smith, her sister Laura Conley and husband Rick, her three sons; Thomas, Charles Jr & wife Carolyn, and Timothy & wife Kimberley, her seven grandchildren; Patrick, Christopher, Nicholas, Morgan, Cabot, Caitlin and Greyson; her niece Courtney & husband Andrew, in addition to many cousins and extended family members.

Lynn graduated from Norwich Free Academy in 1962 and worked for a short time as a bookkeeper until staying home to raise her children. Upon her youngest reaching school age, she began working at Candlewood Gift Shop in Essex, CT and enjoyed a 20 year career before retiring in 2003.

Mamee (as she was warmly nicknamed by her grandchildren) was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, employee and friend to all, and altruistically gave her love, time, energy and money to help all those in need. Attending a sporting or special event of her children, grandchildren and niece was a given. She enjoyed traveling, especially Florida for a month in early spring, often using the opportunity to visit the homes, birthplaces, libraries and graves of US Presidents, along with other historical sites that caught her interest. Some highlights of her travels was a cross country trip of the US with her husband in 2010, and a trip to Ireland in 2009 with family. She enjoyed watching sports, especially the Boston Red Sox and Green Bay Packers and attended the PGA event in Connecticut as often as possible as it combined her love of golf and walking. Walking became a passion, and she enjoyed it during her frequent trips throughout New England, especially visiting the covered bridges of VT, exploring the Connecticut Lakes, and the many leaf peeping trips while celebrating her anniversary to Charles. Keeping track of her steps in one of the many diaries she kept is a testament to her meticulous record keeping abilities. These diaries accompany the many photo albums created from pictures taken during her travels and events. At home she enjoyed watching home restoration and cooking shows, and was often inspired to try a new recipe as a result. She will always be remembered for the many delicious cookies platters she baked for loved ones during the Christmas season.

There will be a private graveside service followed by a Funeral Mass at Christ the King Church in Old Lyme, CT on July 17, 2020 at 11am. Due to the current health crisis there will be no reception at this time.

We strongly suggest that in lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Lynn’s name to the Shoreline Food Kitchen & Pantries (SSKP) P.O. Box 804 Essex, CT 06426 https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/SSKP or The Connecticut Hospice, Inc. 100 Double Beach Rd, Branford, CT 06405. https://www.hospice.com/donate/

Services

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Friday, July 17, 2020

Memories

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Christopher Farina

July 12, 2020

Tom,
My thoughts go out to you and your family at this time of loss, may she rest in peace with the other angels!
Chris

Diane Dudla

July 12, 2020

My deepest sympathies to you and your family.
I will miss the great conversations we had over the fence.

Lisa Fourier-Cote

July 12, 2020

Growing up next door, I remember Lynn as such a kind and gentle person, always welcoming. May she have eternal peace and may the family take comfort in their fond memories of Lynn. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all at this time.

Jose Luis Morales

July 10, 2020

Rest In Peace, Lynn...Our condolences and prayers for her family!

Jose Luis & Family

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