Obituary for Janet Anne (Gilbert) Smith | Donohue Funeral Home
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Janet Anne (Gilbert) Smith

October 21, 1937 ~ August 11, 2019 (age 81)


In a life that was completely dedicated to Christ’s love, Janet Anne Smith responded joyfully and peacefully when called to her eternal home on Sunday, August 11, 2019.

She was the loving daughter of her late parents, Max Vincent and Elizabeth (Finkell) Gilbert; the second child of twelve with eight sisters and three brothers. 

She is also survived by a loving and devoted husband, Thomas B. Smith, Jr.;  her five children, Anne Maria Smith Fitch, Mary Therese Smith, Joseph Anthony (Lorraine) Smith, Francis Jude Thaddeus (Sue) Smith and Margaret Mary Smith.  Her sixteen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Janet is thrilled to finally be reunited with her 6th child, Claire Marie Anne who has been waiting for her for a long time!  Numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and godchildren also enjoyed her loving presence.

Janet loved art and color; sunlight and quiet; nature and simplicity but most of all she loved her family, especially the children!  She was thrilled with laughter and play; gatherings and games – always wanting to be with them, all of us, united in love!  Always her love….

We welcome you to visit the family at The Donohue Funeral Home, 3300 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, PA  19073, 610-353-6300, on Thursday evening, August 15, 7:00 - 9:00 PM and Friday morning, August 16, 9:30 - 10:30 AM.  A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:00 AM, at St. Anastasia Church, 3301 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, PA.  Interment will be at SS Peter & Paul Cemetery, Springfield, PA.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent in her memory to The Discalced Carmelite Nuns of Philadelphia, 1400 66th Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19126.  215-424-6143.

Donations may be made to:

The Discalced Carmelite Nuns of Philadelphia
1400 66th Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19126

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