Donna M. Smith, 70, Watertown

WATERTOWN, NY —  Donna M. Smith, 70, Watertown, passed away Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, at Samaritan Medical Center, Watertown where she had been a patient since Aug. 12.

A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, at the Reed & Benoit Funeral Home, Watertown. Burial will follow in North Watertown Cemetery. Calling hours are Thursday beginning at 11 a.m. until the time of the service.

Born Jan. 3, 1949, in Watertown, a daughter to the late Howard and Betty Nugent Jones, she graduated in 1969 from Watertown High School.

SHe worked for several years as a waitress at Moe’s Diner and sold Avon for several years.

Donna married Arthur Smith, Jr., on Jan. 3, 1970, in Watertown, NY. The marriage ended in a divorce.

Donna looked forward to the time she spent with her family and friends, her wishes were to have a celebration of her life which will take place at Artie’s Tavern following the service.

She is survived by her daughter, Lori Smith, Watertown; a son, Arthur H. (Jessica Pitcher) Smith, Watertown; three grandchildren, Levi Smith, McKayla M. Gibeau, Mackenzie S. Smith; two sisters, Melanie A. Ruttan and Sandra Maracle; and two brothers, Howard and Stanley Robinson.

Also surviving is the father to her children, Arthur Smith Jr., and several nieces and nephews.

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