Paula Smith

Paula Eva Smith (Lake)

Sunday, October 22nd, 1939 - Monday, January 18th, 2021
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Paula Eva (Lake) Smith, 81, of Irwin died peacefully after a short illness on Monday January 18, 2021. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Patrick A. Smith, of Irwin, her children, Gary (Lorie) Smith, Paul (Melonie) Smith also of Irwin, Michael (Danielle) Smith, of Level Green, Denise (Bradley) Fey, of State College, her sister Patricia (Derek) Clarke, of Mundesley England and many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren, Benjamin, Allison (Corey), Mackenzie, Nicole, Emily, Haley, Luke, Samantha, Turner, Nicholas, Nora, Hunter and Camila. She was preceded in death by her mother Gladys Ruby Lake and her father Geoffrey William Lake and brothers, Alan (Yvonne) and Barry (Muriel) all of Norwich, England. Paula was born in Norwich, England in 1939, married Patrick on June 27, 1959 and Immigrated to the United States in 1965. They were welcomed By Patrick’s brother, John V. Smith and appreciated the many friends that welcomed them to their new home. Above all, Paula was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She loved them exceedingly spending hours doing puzzles, providing snacks, coloring and her favorite, giving cuddles. She was a member of the Elliott couples bowling league for over 40 years and cherished the friends she made there sharing hours of laughter. She worked at Rite Aid in Irwin and was a customer favorite. She befriended many seniors and regulars and kept them returning with her smile and genuine concern. Family and friends are invited to visit Thursday and Friday 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Ott Funeral Home Inc 805 Pennsylvania Avenue Irwin. A funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 37105, Shriners Hospital for Children, Processing Center, PO Box 863765, Orlando, FL 32886 or Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation, 4401 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15224 or the children’s charity of your choice. All COVID restrictions will be followed.
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Melissa Colarusso

Posted at 10:41am
Paula was such a kind soul and everything about her was infectious! From her big smile, to her contagious laughter and most of all her hugs❤. We enjoyed our many bowling shenanigans, all our dinners and banquets but our visits with her and Pat will forever be our most treasured. "OH BLUDDY HE'LL"..... Heaven gained an Angel but you will always be with us🙏. We love you and will miss you!
Melissa and Patrick 😥💔

Posted at 06:13pm
We have too many memories to share just one. Her laugh, her language, her shake and the best, her hugs! She loved to laugh and everyone laughed with her. We were bowling partners 3 times of the last 6 years and I wouldn’t change a minute. We love you, you bugger. You will be so missed! Thanks for the sign!❤️💔
Kathy and Denny

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