Genevieve T. "June" (Santaniello) Smith, 80, of Hamden, beloved wife of 58 years to Paul F. Smith, passed away peacefully Oct. 18, 2012 at Connecticut Hospice.
Mrs. Smith was born in New Haven on May 23, 1932 and had lived in Hamden for the last 27 years. June was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She enjoyed spending time working in her yard, cooking, baking and being with her loving family. She will be deeply missed by all.
Survivors, in addition to her husband, include her devoted son, Paul F. Smith, Jr. and his wife Regina of Wallingford, her two adoring, grandchildren Paul F. Smith, III of Wallingford and Jaime Smith of Colorado Springs.
She leaves three sisters, Connie Carlson of Hamden, Carmel Nuzzo and husband Michael of East Haven and Virginia Iovanne and husband Charles and a brother, John Santaniello and wife Loretta of New Haven and her special loving nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents, Rose and John Santaniello, two sisters, Grace and Genevieve Santaniello and three brothers Frank, Joseph and Charles Santaniello.
Her funeral will leave the IOVANNE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 11 Wooster Pl., Monday morning at 9:30 for a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Michael's Church at 10. Burial in All Saints Cemetery. Visiting hours will be Monday morning from 8-9:30.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Connecticut Hospice, 100 Double Beach Dr., Branford, CT 06405 or the charity of your choice.
Sign June's guest book online at www.iovanne.com.