December 2, 1924 - April 22, 2021
Dolores M. Smith, age 96, of Bourbonnais, a long time Kankakee resident, passed away Thursday, April 22, 2021 at Riverside Senior Living in Bourbonnais. She was born December 2, 1924 at in Kankakee, the daughter of Dolar & Laurettta (Mailloux) Martin. Dolores married Dick Eugene Smith at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Bradley. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 1997. He preceded her in death on May 12, 1999. Dolores attended St. Joseph Catholic Grade School and graduated from Bradley High School in 1942. She was involved in Glee Club, Girls’ Basketball, and Cheerleading in High School. After graduating, Dolores worked in the payroll department at Kroehler Manufacturing Company in Bradley, which is where she met Dick. Dolores was an avid golfer and card player. Her biggest joy was her family, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She loved being a part of their activities and accomplishments, no matter where it took her. Sewing and baking for her family was a big part of her life. Dolores was well known for her witty comebacks. She was a parishioner of St. Martin of Tours. Dolores had a deep love for the church and her faith. She served as secretary and president for St. Martin of Tours CCW. She was corresponding secretary for the Joliet Diocese CCW. Dolores was also in charge of the funeral dinners and the card marathon at the church. Surviving are two sons, Mark (Ruth) Smith of Bourbonnais and Martin (Christi) Smith of High Ridge, MO; three daughters, Marsha Smith of Bristol, CT, Janice (Denny) Tobenski of Kankakee, and Monica (Max) Brigham of Chebanse; ten grandchildren, Kim (Craig) Schaefges, Andy Smith, Joanna (Vasant) Narayanan, Dennis (Darien) Tobenski, Denton (Kelly) Tobenski, Joel (Amy) Brigham, Kyle (Logan) Brigham, Jenna (Beau) Tackett, Jackie Brigham, Casey (Chris) Trueman; eleven great-grandchildren, Mark Schaefges, Matthew Schaefges, Maddison Schaefges, Paige Brigham, Morgan Brigham, Briggs Tackett, Vikram Narayanan, Lilly Narayanan, James Trueman, Parker Trueman, Luke Trueman, and Baby Brigham on the way; two sisters, Marilyn St. Louis of Ocala, FL and Claudia (Jerry) Jones of The Villages, FL; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, Dick Smith, Dolores was preceded in death by her parents; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Thomas & Ella Smith; one son, Marshall Luke Smith; two sisters, Shirley Martin and Theresa Devine; four brothers, Albert Martin, Leonard “Shakey” Martin, Richard Martin, and Paul Martin; two sisters-in-law, Mary Martin and Theresa Martin; and two brothers-in-law, Milton Breault and Vince Devine. Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at Clancy-Gernon-Hertz Funeral Home in Kankakee. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 29, 2021 at St. John Paul II- West Campus. Please wear a face mask and practice social distancing guidelines. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Uplifted Care, Catholic Charities, or Easy Street Theater.
Dolores M. Smith, age 96, of Bourbonnais, a long time Kankakee resident, passed away Thursday, April 22, 2021 at Riverside Senior Living in Bourbonnais. She was born December 2, 1924 at in Kankakee, the daughter of Dolar & Laurettta (Mailloux)... View Obituary & Service Information
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