ALBANY – Elaine E. Smith entered into eternal peace March 18, 2017. Born in Lynbrook, NY May 11, 1921, Elaine most recently was a resident at Teresian House Nursing Home since 2010. Married in 1945 to Martin C. Smith, she resided in East Rockaway, Long Island until moving to Delmar in 1967.
Dignified and modest throughout her long life, Elaine was a dear friend to many. She was a superb cook, a gracious hostess and an accomplished craftswoman. With her daughter, she exhibited and sold her handmade items at many craft fairs. She was an accomplished maker of tatted lace, and taught many others this vanishing art. She enjoyed membership in a gourmet club, the Delmar Progress Club, and her women’s bowling league. Elaine was a long-time member of First Lutheran Church of Albany where she was active in charitable activities.
Elaine is pre-deceased by her husband, Martin C. Smith, and her daughter Barbara Weeks. She is survived by her son Raymond Smith (Barbara Quackenbush) of Guilderland; grandsons Gordon Smith of New Jersey, and Matthew Weeks of Hannacroix; her step-grandsons Todd Sinkins of Virginia, and Kirk Sinkins of Colonie; and by great-grandchildren. She also is survived by numerous loving nieces and nephews.
The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff of Teresian House, especially those of “B” Wing, Fifth floor, notably nurse Kelly Brush and aide Angie Mama. Special thanks to devoted friend Val Behling for her love and care. In lieu of flowers, please consider a gift in Elaine’s memory to the Teresian House Foundation, 200 Washington Ave. Extension, Albany, NY 12203.
A memorial service will be held in Teresian House chapel at 1:00 pm, Saturday, March 25th. Relatives and friends are invited. Interment will be held privately at a later date. To leave a message of condolence for the family, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.
Edrie M. Pregent
I am sorry for your loss. I loved your mother so much. I invited her to go to our Delmar Craft Club many years ago and she loved it. The last I saw her she was at Beverwyck in a small apt. I could tell she had early dementia. I wanted to remember her as I knew her so when I heard she was not recognizing people, I decided to keep my fond memories. I tried calling you but with the name Smith it was hard to find your telephone number and nowadays so many people just use their cell phones. I live on Kenwood Ave., around the corner from her house. I sewed a bridesmaid dress once for your sister Barbara. Muriel Webster used to keep me up to date but she has been gone a long time. My thoughts and prayers are with her and you and your family.