OSWEGO, NY – Esther D. Smith, 86, and a lifetime resident of Oswego, passed away Saturday morning May 18, 2013, at St. Luke Health Services, surrounded by her loving family.
She was born in Oswego and was the daughter of the late Oscar and Esther Menter Lockwood.
Mrs. Smith was a homemaker and a loving mother and wife.
She is survived by her husband, Norman H. Smith of Oswego; three daughters, Sharon A. Smith of Oswego, Jeanette M. (Pat) Whitehouse of Pulaski and Theresa J. Ciappa of Oswego; one son, Daniel J. Smith of Oswego; one sister, Elizabeth Ann Stadelmyer of Ocala, Fla.; eight grandchildren, Traci Young Terpening, Dawn Donahue Fernandez, Todd Donahue, Anthony Ciappa, Gregory Smith, Anastasia Smith, Miranda Smith and Adam Smith; 11 great-grandchildren, Alexander Fernandez, Brianna Fernandez, John Patrick Ciappa, Nathaniel Smith, Abigail Donahue, Sydney Yu Terpening, Daniel Donahue, Samantha Hua Terpening, Emma Ciappa and Sammy Ciappa; and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by a son, Doug Smith, who died in 1998; one sister, Marie Porter; three brothers, Richard Lockwood, Thomas Lockwood and David Lockwood.
A memorial mass will be celebrated 9 a.m. Friday in St. Mary’s Church.
Burial will be private at the convenience of the family.
There are no calling hours.
Contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
Arrangements are by the Dain-Cullinan Funeral Home.