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Emily M. Smith

May 28, 1912 — April 15, 2017

Emily M. Smith Emily M. Smith, 104, of Dunkirk, died Saturday evening,April15,2017. She was born in Dunkirk May 28, 1912, daughter of the late Frank and Clara (Gestwicki) Jankowski. Emily was a Avon lady for 35 years, and had won a Buick from Avon in a nationwide contest for Avon representatives. She was also a past employee of the former Van Raalte Corporation. Emily enjoyed time spent with her family and also to play pinocle with her many friends. Surviving are her children Paulette (late Ronald) Bialaszewski of Fredonia, Leo 'Butch' (Lynda Russo) Smith of Cassadaga,
Jean (William) Katta of Stockton; grandchildren Shelly Perkins, James C.Bialaszewski, Jeffery Smith, Deana Hollman, Kenneth Katta, Darin Katta, Ryan Katta, 11 great-grandchildren, sister-in-law Eleanor Goggin,along with many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death in addition to her parents by her husband Leo M. Smith, whom she married February 28, 1938 and died February 24, 1996, grandson Todd Smith, who died January 20, 2017 and sister Celia Dolski. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian BurialWednesday morning at 11 o'clock in Blessed Mary Angela Parish Church of St. Hedwig. Interment will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery.

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

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Blessed Mary Angela Parish Church of St. Hedwig

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