Irene M. (Lesko) Smith

July 21, 1932 ~ March 4, 2021 (age 88)


SMITH, IRENE M. (nee Lesko), 88, of North Palm Beach, FL and Wyckoff, NJ, formerly of New Hempstead, NY, passed away after a short illness on Thursday, March 4, 2021.

She graduated from Spring Valley High School and went on to start her own business with her husband, Henry, as a successful utility contractor in the tri-county area.  She retired in 1994 and enjoyed golf, walking and biking in her leisure time.

Irene is survived by her beloved children Bruce Smith and wife Susan of Stony Point, NY, Donna Licata of Allendale, NJ, four loving grandchildren, Allison, Lauren, Dawn and Jonathan and eight great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held at Van Emburgh-Sneider-Pernice Funeral Home ,109 Darlington Avenue, Ramsey, NJ 07446 on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 from 3-7 pm.  Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church, Ramsey, NJ on Wednesday, March 10, 2021, at 10 am with interment to follow at Ascension Cemetery, Airmont, NY. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Irene to the American Cancer Society,

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March 9, 2021

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Van Emburgh-Sneider-Pernice Funeral Home
109 Darlington Ave
Ramsey, NJ 07446

Funeral Mass
March 10, 2021

10:00 AM
St. Paul RC Church (Ramsey)

March 10, 2021

11:30 AM
Ascension Cemetery
650 Saddle River Road
Monsey, NY 10952


American Cancer Society
P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City OK 73123
Tel: 1-800-227-2345

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