Doris M. Smith, 94, Watertown

WATERTOWN, NY —  Doris M. Smith, 94, Watertown, widow of Arthur P. Smith, Sr., passed away Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, at the Hospice House on Gotham Street.

The funeral will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022, at the Reed & Benoit Funeral Home with Pastor Jeff Smith officiating.  Burial will follow in Brookside Cemetery.  Calling hours are 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday before the funeral service.

She was born Dec. 25, 1927, in Watertown, a daughter to Charles and Florence Martin Kiblin.

She married Arthur P. Smith in 1947.  Following her marriage, Doris worked at a knitting mill in Watertown and for a few years later at Woolworths and the City of Watertown school district. Mr. Smith a retired inspector at the New York Air Brake passed away July 29, 2017.

Doris was a member of the VFW auxiliary.

She is survived by her sons, Arthur Jr. (companion Mel), Dennis Sr. (Sabrina) and Dennis Jr. (companion Elizabeth), grandson raised as a son; seven grandchildren, several great grandchildren and one great great grandson; five brothers and five sisters are surviving; nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband Arthur, Sr., a son Ronald and two brothers and a sister.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Jefferson County or to a Breast Cancer Awareness organization.

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