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Ann Marie (Rakowski) Smida

January 9, 1921 ~ December 29, 2020 (age 99)


Ann Marie Smida, 99, of Toms River, passed from this life Tuesday, December 29, 2020.  Ann was born January 9, 1921 in Tenafly, New Jersey to the late Madato Rakowski and Mary Budanos Rakowski.  She was a devoted wife, loving mother,  grandmother and great grandmother.  Her family was everything to her.  She always had a big smile, she was happy and grateful for all her blessings.  She loved and was loved by anyone who knew her and was a very, very giving person.  Grandmas favorite past time was playing her numbers in the lottery.  No matter what happened in life she would always say “It’s far from the heart”.  She will be greatly missed.


Ann was predeceased by her parents, her husband, Edward Smida; her daughter Barbara Spear, brother Rick Rakowski and sisters, Sadie D’Andrea and Patricia Trumbetti.


Ann is survived by her  daughter Nancy Kasica and husband Jack of Manahawkin, her son Don Smida and his wife Nancy of Toms River and her son in law Rick Spear of New Hampshire. Her 5 grandchildren Amanda Chapman and her husband William of Toms River, Jason Smida and his wife Ashley of Lanoka Harbor, Sean Smida and his wife Krystal of Toms River, Trevor Smida and his wife Taylor of Forked River, Eric Spear and his wife Kim of Massachusetts and her 13 great grandchildren Abigail, Conner, Brooklyn, Scarlett, Jaxson, Luke, Charlotte, Dexter, Oliver, Ruby, Calvin, Sadie and Stella. and her nieces and nephews.


Don’t forget.. 758 straight and boxed and a $5 Bingo!!


A Memorial gathering will be held on her birthday, January 9, 2021 from 2pm to 4pm with a service to begin at 3pm at Timothy E. Ryan Home for Funerals, 995 Fischer Blvd., Toms River.


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