AKRON — Mary Jane Smith, age 78, died Thursday, August 9, 2012, at Suma Akron City Hospital.
Mary Jane was born on Oct. 11, 1933, in Conneaut, Ohio, the daughter of John and Mary (Lombardo) Arcaro. She was a 1952 Conneaut High School graduate.
Mary Jane was a homemaker; volunteered her time at many churches; and on Election Day as a precinct volunteer. She also helped in the kitchen during the Lenten dinners and funeral luncheons.
She was a member of St. Mary/ St. Frances Cabrini Parish. Mary Jane enjoyed gardening and yard work. She especially loved the time she spent with her family, children and grandchildren. Mary Jane loved to cook and feed people.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jack W. “Cat” Smith in 2001; an infant son, Patrick; her son, Chip Smith; a brother, Anthony Arcaro; and a sister, Carmela Lariccia.
She is survived by five daughters, Diane M. Smith of Painesville, Doreen and Robert Fischer of Avon, Mary Denise and Keith Bergman of Canton, Ohio, Darleen and Neil Usher of Atlanta, Ga., and Jackie Smith of Ashtabula; her brother, Chet and Sis Arcaro of Conneaut; nine grandchildren, Jolleen and Ken Roberts, Trisha and Zach Broyles, Tori, Lexi and Livi Usher, Meckenzie and Jenna Fischer, Sydney and Alyssa Jane Bergman; great-grandchildren, Taylor Roberts, Bailey Roberts and a great-grandchild “Broyles“ on the way; several nieces and nephews; and her Persian cat “Abby”.
Calling Hours will be held on Sunday, August 12th, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the RAISIAN FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 581 Harbor St., Conneaut.
Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. on Monday, August 13th, at St. Frances Cabrini Church, 744 Mill St., Conneaut. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memory Gardens, Route 20, North Kingsville, Ohio.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Shrine, 512 W. Saratoga St., Baltimore, Maryland 21201.
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