Mary M. Smith, age 69, of the City of Tonawanda, entered into rest on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at Buffalo General Hospital. Born December 15, 1950, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Isabelle (nee Thompson) Smith and sister of the late Frank Smith, Jr.. She made many dear friends during her lifetime. Mary was an avid reader and ran book clubs for all ages at the City of Tonawanda Public Library, a place she loved dearly and devoted many volunteer hours. She mentored the young people of Tonawanda and inspired them to win the annual "Battle of the Books", a summer reading program for students, competing against all of the Erie County libraries which was a great accomplishment for a very small library. Mary was president of the Friends of the Library which provided many programs and speakers for the community to attend. She inspired many with her vast knowledge from reading and her love of music. She enjoyed traveling when she was able, she sponsored whales and followed them around the world. Mary had an infectious laugh which will be remembered.
Mary was considered family to Jay and the late Janet Holler and family, Alvin and Laura Marohn, and Diana Augspurger and family.
There will be a Celebration of Life on Saturday, January 25 from 12-2 PM at the Tonawanda Public Library, 333 Main Street, Tonawanda. Friends invited. If desired, memorials to the Friends of the Library, 333 Main Street, Tonawnda, NY 14150, are preferred.
To send flowers to Mary's family, please visit our floral section.