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Francis T Smith

October 11, 2019
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Francis T. Smith
Seton Hall professor

Francis T. Smith, 78, passed away Friday, October 11, 2019. Born in Newark, he lived in Cranford since 1969.

Friends and relatives are invited to visit 4-8 PM Wednesday at the Dooley Funeral Home, 218 North Ave. West, Cranford, N.J, 07016. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 9:30 AM Thursday at St. Michael’s Church, Cranford. Interment will be in St. Gertrude Cemetery, Colonia.

Professor Smith was the Director of Language Services at Seton Hall University as well as being a professor of French at the university for 43 years. He was a 1958 graduate of Sacred Heart High School in Elizabeth and earned his Masters in Modern Languages from Seton Hall.

Surviving are his beloved wife of 55 years Merrily (Hill) Smith, four devoted children, Marianne Barry, Carolyn Acevedo (Moises), Tricia Smith, and Francis Smith; and six loving grandchildren, Kathleen Brennan (Joshua), Amy Loglisci, Steven Loglisci, Coleen Smith, David Acevedo and Dylan Acevedo.

In lieu of flowers, please donate in his memory to the Walsh Library at Seton Hall University.


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