LOUDONVILLE – Mary E. Smolinski, 103, of Loudonville passed away in the early morning hours of Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at the Daughters of Sarah Nursing Home.
She was born in Wells, Vermont on January 12, 1916 to Joseph and Mary (Lis) Gloss.
After graduating from school she moved to the Capital district. At GE in Schenectady during World War II she was the first female overhead crane operator in the large assembly building. After the war she worked at Cluett Peabody in Troy.
She was a loving wife and mother, grandmother and great grandmother. With her husband she tended a large flower, fruit and vegetable garden, did lots of canning and freezing. She enjoyed sewing, knitting and crocheting. At the NY State Fair she won three 1st Prize blue ribbons for a crocheted tablecloth, a large quilt, and a “Raggedy Ann and Andy” set of dolls.
Mary was predeceased by her son, John J. Smolinski in 2017.
She is survived by her husband of 71 years, Alexander B. Smolinski; her daughter, Linda (Rudolf) Lienhard; 6 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, two sisters and several cousins, nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at New Comer Cremations & Funerals, 181 Troy Schenectady Road, Watervliet.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 10:00 am at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 23 Crumitie Rd, Loudonville, NY. Interment will follow at Our Lady of Angels Cemetery.