Helen Smith

Helen Theresa Smith (Russell)

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Helen “Cherie" Theresa Russell Smith age 96 died of natural causes on Saturday,February 27,2021 at her home on Bronx River Road,Yonkers,NY where she lived since 1950.

Cherie was born in 1925 in Yonkers,NY. and graduated from Gorton High School in 1943 where she developed a life long love of the French language and culture. Cherie married her high school sweetheart, Leslie Smith Jr., who predeceased her in 2003.
She was a life long parishioner of St. Barnabas Parish,Bronx, NY.

Cherie was a beloved and devoted mother to her six children:Lesley Kawejsza,Joanne Smith Ahearn,Priscilla LoRiggio,Gregory Smith,Bradley Smith,and Hillary Smith. Her pride and joy were her five granddaughters:Kristen Kawejsza,Katelyn Doerner,Nicole Rende,Lauren Smith,and Morgan Smith and her four great grandsons:Finnbar Rende,Nicholas Rende,Thomas Doerner and Theodore Doerner.

Cherie was always a lady of fashion and high style. She had a love of learning and she instilled that in her children and their children. The essence of Cherie can be summed up in four words:sweet,gentle,kind and loving.

There will be a private funeral service for the immediate family only on Wednesday, March 3,2021at:
Flynn Memorial Home
1652 Central Park Avenue
Yonkers,NY 10710
Cherie will be interred at St Mary’s Cemetery,Yonkers,NY.

In lieu of flowers the family requests a donation to:
St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital
262 Danny Thomas Place,Memphis,TN 38105
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am
    Flynn Memorial Home - Central Park Ave.
    1652 Central Park Avenue
    YONKERS, NY 10710
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Due to current restrictions, services will be limited to family and close friends. There is a limit of 35 people in the funeral home at one time.

    Once capacity is reached within the funeral home it will be necessary for guests to wait outside in the parking lot until people leave and it is safe to enter.

    Masks are required in the building at all times and all guests are reminded to practice social distancing at all times.

    The Smith family thanks you for your patience and understanding during this difficult time.
  • Service

    Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021 | 11:00am
    Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021 11:00am
    Flynn Memorial Home - Central Park Ave.
    1652 Central Park Avenue
    YONKERS, NY 10710
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Saint Mary's Cemetery
    114 Sprain Road
    YONKERS, NY 10710
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

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