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Jean Elizabeth Smith Peru - Jean Elizabeth Smith, 83, of the Plains Road in Peru, died Saturday, December 27, 2008 at the home of her daughter and son-in-law at "8 Acre Woods". She was under the care of Hospice of the North Country. She was born in Bennington, New Hampshire, September 11, 1925, the daughter of Paul G. and Dorothy (Collins) Traxler. Jean graduated from Antrim High School in Antrim, NH. Jean worked for New Hampshire Ball Bearings, Inc. for many years prior to retiring in 1987. Following retirement she continued her life with her daughter and son-law as they traveled, accommodating their military career with the US Air Force. She loved to bake, especially for the patients at the H.K. Freedman Renal Center in Plattsburgh. She also enjoyed sewing especially candle wicking, and making people happy through her love, care, and baking. She was a natural caretaker. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Leslie and David Marcaurelle of Peru; daughter-in-law, Fern Smith of Hillsboro, NH; grandchildren, Samantha Marshall, Penny Smith-Dalphonse and husband Kevin Dalphonse, Tammy Smith and husband Jan Wrobel, and Joshua Marcaurelle and wife Jennifer; five great-grandchildren, Julian, Kaili, Emeri, Cora, and Maya; one sister, Marjorie Chandler and husband Hap of North Carolina; sister-in-law, Betty Traxler of Bennington, NH; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Ralph Smith; one son, Richard Smith; and siblings, Philip Traxler, David Traxler, and Cynthia Westaway. Services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Donations in her memory may be made to Hospice of the North Country and/or the Adirondack Humane Society in Plattsburgh. Arrangements are in the care of the Hamilton Funeral Home, 294 Mannix Road, Peru. 643-9055
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We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Hamilton Funeral Home
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