RIP: Theresa Smith - October 12, 1931 — June 9, 2017

Schroon Laker Theresa Wallace Smith has passed away. She was 85. The Post Star reports she passed away "peacefully in her sleep Friday, June 9, 2017 at the Stanton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Queensbury".

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Theresa was born October 12, 1931 in Chestertown, the daughter of the late Ernest F. and Lois B. Sage Wallace.

Theresa was predeceased by her husband of 52 years, Gerald J. Smith on May 7, 2008.

Theresa was a homemaker living in Saratoga and later Schroon Lake. She joined with her husband ‘Jerry’ in ownership and operation of Smith Electrical and Insulation. She loved her family and family events such as Uncle Mike’s annual Christmas party and more recently, annual trips to Kennebunkport, Maine. Theresa was an accomplished seamstress. She also enjoyed crafting, painting ceramics, making rosaries and counting money for Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Schroon Lake.

Surviving Theresa are her four children, her two daughters, Mary Lou (Peter) Palmer of Brant Lake, and Lori Moses of South Glens Falls; her two sons Gerald (Diane) Smith II of Ticonderoga, and Daniel (Sharon) Smith of Schroon Lake; her grandchildren, Megan LaBarge, Ian LaBarge, Shelbie LaBarge, Kyle Moses, Peter Palmer, Anthony Lashway, Ryan Lashway, Dana Smith, Gerald Smith, III, Riley Smith and Carly Smith. She also is survived by 14 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Mass was celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 13 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Schroon Lake. Burial will take place at the B.H. Gerald Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery in Schuylerville. she will be interred next to her husband.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Stanton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 174 Sherman Ave., Queensbury, NY 12804.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Edward L. Kelly Funeral Home, 1019 Route 9 in Schroon Lake. To offer online condolences please visit

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Our friend Shelby Davis shares with us the news there are a few spots left for Monday’s Out of the Darkness and Into the Light Reverse Painting Class at Sticks and Stones. From Shelby:

“Join us on Monday (June 12) to learn this uniquely beautiful painting technique with Nancy Magnell! And wine! Did I mention there will be wine? Patty Kosiba from Frederick Wildman and Sons Wine Merchants will be offering a complimentary wine tasting during the event, included in your registration cost. Proceeds benefit the North Country Out of the Darkness Walk to Fight Suicide. And if you like the wine, (what's not to like about wine?!) you can purchase a glass from Sticks & Stones, a bottle or case from Schroon Lake Wine & Liquor; and a portion of those proceeds will go towards the Walk. Register today by clicking right here.