In Loving Memory: Remembering the Life of Colleen Smith
Colleen Smith departed this world on Tuesday, June 20th. She transitioned just six weeks after losing her cherished husband of 61 years. She is now reunited with him in eternity. While we grieve this immense loss, we also celebrate the remarkable lives they led and the profound impact they had on all who knew them. Their love story was one of true devotion, weathering the storms of life side by side, hand in hand. Though their passing so close together leaves a void that cannot be filled, we find solace in knowing they are reunited; forever bound by the love that transcends the boundaries of this world.
Colleen Smith was born on April 7th, 1934, to James and Mary Lou Sullivan. She was the second of two children as she joined her sibling Rosalie Sullivan Johnston. Colleen spent her childhood years in Princeton, NJ, until she left home to attend Temple University. After traveling for a few years, she married Clinton Smith. Together they had two children, Clinton and Colette, who were raised in the beautiful new city of Columbia, Maryland.
Along with her husband Clinton, Rosalie Sullivan Johnston and Clinton Smith Jr. preceded Colleen in death. She leaves behind her daughter Colette Bryson and her husband, Stewart, three Granddaughters: Ana Foley, Alayna Gabbidon, and Alyssa Gabbidon, along with a great-grandson Noah Foley. Colleen’s large extended family in Princeton, NJ, and her family and friends worldwide will remember her always having a sense of wonder and incredible faith.
As we say goodbye to Colleen, we honor her remarkable life here on earth, all the lives she blessed, and the legacy she leaves behind. Her love, grace, and strength will forever be etched in our hearts. Those who mourn her passing describe her as incredibly kind, hilariously funny, and a beautiful soul who remembers every holiday and every birthday. To Colleen, life was a festival of neverending joyful events to be savored and celebrated. She will be deeply missed but never forgotten. In her memory, let us carry forward the values she embodied—love unconditionally, cherish the moments with loved ones, and find joy in life’s simplest pleasures. Rest in eternal peace, Colleen, knowing you are forever loved and remembered.
Services for Colleen Smith and Clinton Smith will be held together on Saturday, August 12th, 2023, from the hours 3 pm to 7 pm at;
2720 Lyons Road