Granville, New York – Janet Ann Smith, 98, of Granville, New York, passed away on Thursday, July 21, 2022, at Holbrook Adult Home in Granville.
Janet was born in Granville on April 30, 1924, the daughter of John and Laura (Russo) Fringi. She graduated from Granville High School.
She worked as a telephone operator at New York Telephone until the birth of her children, taking care of them until they left home for college, after which she worked at Emma Laing Stevens Hospital as a billing clerk for many years.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband of 59 years, Frank M. Smith, and her siblings Sullivan Fringi, Rosalie Dennebaum and Sandra Wilson.
She is survived by her children Frank (Cheryl) Smith of Ithaca, New York, and Sheri (David) Seaman of Grand Ledge, Michigan. She also is survived by her grandsons Eric (Jackie) Smith of Spencerport, New York, and Brad Smith of Greece, New York, and granddaughters Marissa (Dane) Colberg of Grand Ledge and Amanda Seaman of Lansing, Michigan, and her six great-grandchildren Brandon Colberg, Matthew Colberg, Olivia Colberg , Jacob Colberg, Frederick Smith and Charlotte Smith. In addition, she is survived by her brother Michael Fringi of Albany, New York, her brother-in-law Roger (Linda) Smith and a nephew Kevin (Maryann) Wilson of Albany.
Funeral services will be held at St. Mary’s Church, 23 Bulkley Ave., Granville, on Tuesday, July 26. Friends may call at the church from 11 to 11:45 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at noon with the Rev. Robert Powhida. Burial will follow at Mettowee Valley Cemetery in Granville.
Memorial donations may be made to St Mary’s Church, 23 Bulkley Ave., Granville, NY 12832 or High Peaks Hospice, 454 Glen St., Glens Falls, NY 12801.
The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Holbrook Adult Home for the loving care extended to Janet in the last years of her life.