In Loving Memory of Rosemary A. Smith

October 15, 1929
Adams, MA
August 09, 2017
Fairfield, CT
Funeral Home

Spear-Miller Funeral Home

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield CT US 06824


Spear-Miller Funeral Home, Friday, 4-8 PM

39 South Benson Road,
CT 06824

August 11, 2017


Spear-Miller Funeral Home

Roman Catholic Vigil Service

39 South Benson Road,
CT 06824

Friday, August 11, 2017, 7:00 PM


Spruce Corner Cemetery

Barnard Road,

August 12, 2017

Family Gathering


Noth East Special Education

63 Bradhurst Avenue,
NY 10532

Rosemary Adelene Smith

Rosemary Adelene Smith, 87, a long time resident of Fairfield, Peacefully left this Earth for Heaven on August 9th 2017, Peacefully with her children at her side.
Born October 15th 1929 she was the daughter of Robert and Katherine Haskins of Savoy Mass.
After graduating high school Rosemary worked at General Electric in Pittsfield Ma. She married Barry Smith of Dalton Mass. , the love of her life in November 1953. They eventually settled in Fairfield to raise their children. The Smiths were members of Saint Thomas Aquinas Church.
Rosemary participated in all of her children’s activities. She was at every venue: classrooms, meetings, games, karate, parade routes, and performances. She was the mom and in later years the grandmother that was the greatest cheerleader and fan enjoying the interests and successes of her family. She loved music and was always humming or singing a tune. She enjoyed bowling, driving the back roads, chatting with neighbors and friends. Celebrations with the family at her childhood home “the farm’ in Savoy were some of her favorite times.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her beloved husband Barry, brothers Winslow, Fredrick, Douglas and Robert Haskins, sister and Marion Best. Rosemary is survived by sister Elizabeth Haskins, son Bruce and wife Amy, son James and wife Jean, daughter Susan and spouse Patricia Schonwetter, daughter Karen and husband Mark DiGirolamo, daughter MaryJane and husband James O’Connor, grandchildren Michael, William and Rebecca, Kristina, Dan, Barry, Dillon and Bridgid and many nieces, nephews and friends.
She will be missed by all of us in many ways. We take comfort in knowing that she will welcome us with open arms when we meet her again.
The family would like to thank All of her friends and neighbors. A special thank you to the staff at the Alzheimer’s center who took care of her with love and compassion in her final days.
Friends may call Friday August 11th from 4 P.M. to 8 P.M. At Spear Miller funeral home in Fairfeild CT. There will be a service there at 7pm. A graveside service will be held Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Spruce Corner Cemetery, Savoy, MA

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to North East Special Recreation., 63 Bradhurst Avenue, Hawthorne, NY 10532.

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12 Guestbook Entries for Rosemary Adelene Smith

  1. Dear Sue, Karen , MaryJane and family, I am so very sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. What a beautiful friendship you shared with Rose. Truly special. I will miss her beaming smile when I’d see her at the grocery store when she’d fill me in on your latest adventures. She’ll be in your hearts forever.Judy Henry

  2. Mary Jane & Family – I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Rosie was a very special woman.

  3. I will always remember her in the back yard laughing and talking watching the dogs play. Memories i will never forget.

  4. My heartfelt condolences on the loss of a treasured mother and grandmother, Rosie. Thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  5. Our condolences to you, Mark and Susan; the whole family…sending soothing spirits to all.

  6. You were the number one Ludlowe fan. We had a lot of fun with all of your kids. You will be greatly missed. Rest in peace. Love, Marie

  7. My heartfelt condolences to the whole family on the loss of a special lady. Rosie brought laughter and cheer everywhere she went. I have fond memories of her and Betty welcoming my family, (Dan and Ruth Haskins and Maddy) to the family reunions. My dad loved to talk cars with Barry
    and the sisters were always ready to have a good time…drinks, boat rides, horseshoes – everyone played. How great that her children carry on family traditions. Love and peace to all, Maddy

  8. Maryjane and family – remembering your mom with fond memories. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  9. Dear Jim and family, our condolences on the loss of your Mom, that wonderful lady, Rosie! Many fond memories of her, your dad and aunt up at the farm in Savoy, with the Old McDonald’ Farm group, camp outs , parades and lots of laughter. May she rest in peace. Lynda and George

  10. To all the Smith family my dearest condolences. As a neighborhood person for 21 years, got to enjoy many picnics with Rosie. Fun times. Good woman. Good mother. Good friend.

  11. MJ and family, I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. Your mom was always so sweet to us growing up. I remember her fondly. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers and I wish you strength during this difficult time.