Rita Smith, 84, was mother of local woman
Rita M. (St. Jean) Smith, 84, died Nov. 19 at her home. She was the wife of Chester Smith Jr.
Mrs. Smith was born July 18, 1928, in Bennington, Vt., daughter of the late Alfred and Edna (Sausville) St. Jean.
She retired from Blackstone Industries.
In addition to her husband of 67 years, Mrs. Smith is survived by two sons, Chester Smith III and his wife, Carolann, of New Milford; and John Smith, and his wife, Claudia, of Bethel; a daughter, Linda Callahan, of Southbury; five grandchildren, Nicole Cole, Heather Smith, John Callahan, Kathleen Callahan, Christine Smith and Thomas Smith; four great-grandchildren; six siblings, Frederick, Thomas, Oliva and Herbert St. Jean, Sylvia Williamson and Elizabeth Needham. She was predeceased by two brothers, Joseph and Jean, and a sister, Theresa Norman.
The Carpino Funeral Home in Southbury was in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to VITAS Hospice, 1579 Straits Turnpike, Middlebury CT 06762.