MECHANICVILLE – Alicia Carmella Smith (“Gill A. Gee” to her family) was suddenly taken from us on March 13, 2016. She was born in Albany on October 9, 1969 to Michael and Marie Smith. Alicia was a 1986 graduate of Guilderland High School. Shortly after graduating, Alicia went to California to pursue her career in modeling, personal training, body building and acting. She even made an appearance in the hit show Doogie Howser. Alicia was a personal trainer at the prestigious Linda Evans Fitness Center. While pursuing her dreams she also attended West Valley College earning her Associate’s degree. Alicia was an avid animal lover who rescued many cats. She was a huge fan of music and spending time with family especially at the annual Smith family picnic. Alicia had a heart of gold always willing to help anyone in need. She had a sense of humor and an infectious laugh. Alicia was greatly loved, and will be truly missed by all.
Alicia is survived by her son Nicholas whom she adored more than anything in this world and who was the light of her life; her mother Marie Smith and stepmother Patricia Smith; and her siblings Tricia, Michael (Nancy), Sheila (Jim), Robert (Mikiyo), and Katrina (Brian). She was the companion of Gary Shimada and a long time friend of Mike Andrews; and is also survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Alicia was recently predeceased by her father Michael Sr., who she loved dearly, and her sister Tina Marie Smith.
Funeral services will be held in the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, Monday morning at 11:00 am. Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the funeral home Monday morning from 9-11 am. Interment will be in St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands. The family asks that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the Alicia C. Smith Memorial Fund. P.O. Box 12189, Albany, NY 12212. To leave a message of condolence for the family or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.
Click here to view Alicia’s resting place in St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands, NY (Zip code Albany, NY 12204).
My condolence to all of her family. It’s sad to lose family member like that. Stay strong and you all in prayers. May her soul rest in peace.
Trish , Shelia, and Nicholas,
May you all find strength at this very dfficult time.Hold on to all the positive memories that you shared together . Alicia was a sweet woman and will be sadly missed.
Much love and comfort to you all
My heart breaks for you! You are in my thoughts every day and I pray you find the strength and courage you need to get through another catastrophic event. You’re the big sister and I can’t even begin to know how much this must be killing you inside. You always wanted everyone to be happy and close – the Smith kids against the world. In your time of healing from losing your dad, you suffer another tremendous loss and it just doesn’t seem real.
The light you need to stay strong for and focus on is Nicholas. He is going to need your fight, your loving heart and your ability to find a smile and keep going. You’ve got some great angels walking with you; have faith in that. I know you’d rather have them physically here to hug and laugh with but treasure those memories; they’re priceless. We lose a lot of things in this world, but no one can take our memories.
You are forever in my heart and I feel blessed to have so many fantastic memories of time spent with you (my tattoo sister).
My condolences to the family. It is very difficult to lose a family member. Although I did not know her, she sounds like she was a beautiful , giving person and now is another angel to watch over you. Thoughts and prayers are with your family.