Evelyn Smith

evelyn smith

June 8, 1927 ~ October 7, 2021

Smith, Evelyn nee: Burlich, age 94, of Mt. Arlington, formerly of Fort Lee, NJ., on Thursday October 7, 2021.

She was born in Brooklyn, NY and was an Operator for Solo Products, Englewood, NJ. Beloved wife of the late John F. Smith, Jr. Devoted mother of Linda Smith and her husband Rev. Carter Smith, Lori Doidge and her husband Donald, Kenneth Smith and his wife Lisa. Cherished grandmother of Donald Doidge, Kyle Smith, Kristopher Doidge, Ashley Smith, Tyler Smith, Drew Smith, Robin Smith, Amy Janowski and Michael Kilano. Loving Great grandmother of Gianna Montarsi, Jackson Janowsky, Sasha Janowsky, Natalie Janowsky, Michael Kilano, Avery Kilano, Camden Kilano and Amelia Kilano.

The family will receive their friends on Wednesday 3:00 – 6:00 PM with a Religious Service at 5:00 PM at the Frank A. Patti and Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home 327 Main Street "opposite the Fort Lee Library". We do ask all those attending the service to please wear a mask for our safety and yours. For condolences, directions, or information call (201) 944-0100 or www.frankpatti.com


Funeral Service: October 13, 2021 5:00 pm

Frank A. Patti & Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home
327 Main Street
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Visitation at Funeral Home: October 13, 2021 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Frank A. Patti & Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home
327 Main Street
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

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  1. So sorry to hear about the passing of Evelyn or as she was known to me “Mrs Smith” She was always a bright light and I have fond memories of her when I was hanging out on Ellery Ave with Kenny. I would have to say she made the best pot roast and I would always make sure I would linger around so I could be invited to dinner. Simply a sweet person. My deepest condolences to the extended family. John Jensen

  2. Dear Linda, Kenny and Lori, My condolences to you and your respective families! Your Mother was a very special person to me. First as my Sunday school teacher where I still can remember her teaching me the Parable of the Good Samaritan. Later in my life a friend where we served together and kidded each other over a variety of things. She was a wonderful person and a woman of God! I know that she is in Heaven and smiling upon us! I hope that the day that I pass that she will have put in a good word for me and that she will be able to reach down and help me into Heaven. Love in Christ, Doug

  3. Linda, Kenny, and Lori –

    I stumbled upon this looking for something else. I'm so sorry that I had no idea your beloved mom had passed away. Mrs. Smith as I knew her was such a fixture of my childhood and I will cherish the memories. She was just a wonderful, wonderful lady. May she Rest in Peace.

    ~ Mike DeGidio

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