Mary M. Smith

July 4, 1912 – April 27, 2013

Mary M. Smith, 100, of Watertown, passed away Saturday, April 27, 2013, at Marquardt Health Center.

She was born July 4, 1912, in Russia, the daughter of Peter and Anastasia “Stella” (Kuchlay) Wolk.

During World War II, she worked in the veterans’ home in Milwaukee and was also a beautician. Additionally, she worked in the cafeteria at Catholic Memorial High School in Waukesha and later retired as a cook at the Ethan Allen School for Boys in Wales.

She is survived by her daughter, MarySue “Susie” Mariani of Watertown; grandchildren, Michael “Mickey” (Marilyn) Mariani of Hartford and Michele (John) Pennucci of Watertown, Minn.; great-grandchildren, Aravis, Giovanni, Vincenzo and Etzio Pennucci; sister, Dorothy Popovich of Milwaukee; sister-in-law, Theresa Wolk of Fond du Lac; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Floyd Smith, in 1993; sisters, Anne, Helena and Jennie; and a brother, Peter.

Visitation will be held from 11:30 a.m. until the 1 p.m. memorial service Saturday, May 4, at Schmutzler-Vick Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 500 Welsh Road, Watertown, with Monsignor Daniel Ganshert officiating.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to all the staff of Marquardt Health Center, Hospice and Zinzendorf Hall, as well as all her doctors and nurses for their kind and dedicated care.

Schmutzler-Vick Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 920-261-3439, is serving the family. Online condolences may be left at www.svfuneralhome.com.

“Congratulations mom on an extraordinary life.”