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Obituary of Mary D. Smith

Mary D. Smith Limestone, NY Mary D. Smith, 90, of 5867 North Street, passed away Friday (November 6, 2020) at the Olean General Hospital after a brief illness. Born July 28, 1930 in Angelica, she was the daughter of Anthony and Catherine Ross Ginco. She was first married to Arnold Farr, with whom she had 4 children. She later married George Smith and together they had one child, Kevin. Mary moved to Olean around 1943 and finished her education at Olean High School. She was industrious, and began working at several different businesses in town to which she always walked. Her last, and longest, employment was for the Cattaraugus County Nursing Home, now The Pines of Olean, where she worked for 30 years prior to her retirement. She was a member of St. John's Church. She had several interests, including flower gardening, collecting angels, and doing puzzle books. In her earlier years she liked to go bowling, and she also enjoyed watching the local television show "Polka Buzz". She most especially loved being in the presence of her beloved grandchildren. Surviving are 4 children Janet (Charles) Martin of Allegany, Robert (Colleen) Farr of Olean, David (Rhonda) Farr of Bolivar and Steven Farr of Olean; 10 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; 4 great-great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son Kevin Smith in 1994, and 4 sisters Rose Shaw, Yolanda Martel, Elizabeth Green and Louise Mehle. The family will be present to receive friends on Tuesday from 4-7pm at the Casey, Halwig & Hartle Funeral Home, 3128 W. State Rd. Olean. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday (November 11, 2020) at 10am at St. John's Church, Olean. Burial will be in St. Bonaventure Cemetery, Allegany. Memorials, if desired, may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Online condolences may be expressed at


4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Casey, Halwig & Hartle Funeral Home
3128 W. State Rd.
Olean, New York, United States

Funeral Mass

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Wednesday, November 11, 2020
St. John’s Church
N. Union St.
Olean, New York, United States