Obituary of Josephine E. Smith
Josephine E. Smith, age 93 of Elkton, MD passed away on October 2, 2022 at her home, surrounded by family. Born in Chester, PA, she worked as a quality control inspector, seamstress and presser at the Ship & Shore factory in Aston, PA. Devoted to her faith, she was a long-time member of Resurrection of Our Lord Parish in Chester, PA and most recently attended mass at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Wilmington, DE. She resided in Elkton, MD for the past two years. Previously, she resided in North Wilmington, DE at Forwood Manor Retirement Living, and many years in Newark, DE.
For a number of years, Josephine enjoyed bowling at the Bowlero Bowling Alley with the "all-ladies" morning league. She enjoyed going to the Bally's Grand Atlantic City Casino with her husband and dine out at the fancy restaurants. Josephine and Charles were big movie buffs and enjoyed going to the mall's matinee movies. She loved playing the slot machines at Delaware Park while her husband bet the horses. While residing at Forwood Manor, she played bingo with the residents and attended the social functions.
To know Josephine was to love her. She had a wonderful sense of humor, pleasant personality, and enjoyed meeting people from all walks of life. Most of all, she would like to be remembered as a dedicated wife and mother who enjoyed her home and family doing all she could to make our lives better.
In addition to her parents, Frank and Giovanna Mattero Iacono, Josephine is preceded in death by her husband, Charles H. Smith Sr. who passed in 2018. She was the last of 8 children and is preceded by 7 siblings; Jerry, Nick, Ralph and Frank Iacono, Teresa Houghton, Mary Ryan and Ann McCormick. Josephine is survived by 2 children; Deborah (Jayne) Smith and Charles H. (Suzanne) Smith Jr., 3 grandchildren; Ashley (Chris Shomo), Charlie (Alexis Remaley) Smith, and Lauren (Mike) Harris, a great grandson, Mikey Harris, and many nieces and nephews. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 12, 2022, 9-10:15AM at the Pagano Funeral Home, 3711 Foulk Rd., Garnet Valley, PA followed by Funeral Mass at 11:00AM at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 4701 Weldin Road, Wilmington, DE. Interment All Saints Cemetery, Wilmington, DE. Josephine was a huge cat and dog lover and in her memory, please donate to your local animal shelter. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.paganofuneralhome.com.
Visitation at Funeral Home
Mass at Immaculate Heart of Mary
Final Resting Place
Pagano Funeral Home
3711 Foulk Road
Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania19060
DE: (302) 792-8485
PA: (610) 485-6200
3711 Foulk Road
Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania 19060
PA: (610) 494-0505