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“Dear Joe, Ken and Bryan, david and I were so sorry to hear about Marie's passing! We had no idea she had Alzheimer's disease! She was a beautiful...Read More »
1 of 27 | Posted by: Maryann and David Silvers - FL

“Joe Our deepest Sympathy to you and your family. Vic & Cookie Martini Shelton CT ”
2 of 27 | Posted by: Vic Martini - Shelton, CT

“Joe, Ken and BryanI was so sad to hear of Mrs. Smoltz's passing. What a genuinely kind and sweet woman. I have fond memories of her, always so caring...Read More »
3 of 27 | Posted by: Alyssa (Martini) Fischer - NV

“Joe, So many years, so much fun, so many wonderful memories, she will be missed by all. Our deepest sympathy to you and Ken, Liz, Brian Bethany...Read More »
4 of 27 | Posted by: Irene and Peter Hansen - NC

“Joe, with deepest condolences our thoughts and prayers are with you and yours. In the days ahead, may you find comfort in your many happy memories...Read More »
5 of 27 | Posted by: Bill and Annie Bond - Islamorada, FL

“Joe, Gerry and I offer our most sincere condolences to you and your family. It seems like yesterday I was a part of your wedding party. Marie was...Read More »
6 of 27 | Posted by: adam komisarcik - Reston, VA

“Marie was one of the treasures on the faculty of Dolan Middle School in Stamford. She was bright, funny, even "raunchy-funny". She was able to get...Read More »
7 of 27 | Posted by: Pam Sloane - Old Greenwich, CT

“I knew Marie many years ago at EMS... and I did not know her well... but I just wanted to share that even in the short time I knew her... she made...Read More »
8 of 27 | Posted by: pat morahan - CT

“We loved Marie Of The East! We had so much fun with her. Joe, you and your entire family are in our thoughts and prayers. Love Doug & Marie Of The...Read More »
9 of 27 | Posted by: Doug and Marie Happ - CA

“Joe, by knowing you since 1968, I'm convinced that Marie was an outstanding wife, mother, and educator. ”
10 of 27 | Posted by: Reed Dilbeck - Ellijay, GA

“Marie was a loving and caring woman, God bless her and her family during this most difficult time. ”
11 of 27 | Posted by: Cindy Kraus - Garwood, NJ

“I am so very sorry to learn of Marie's death. We taught together at Wright Tech. I remember her patience and love for her students and her...Read More »
12 of 27 | Posted by: Ginger Fries - Nellysford, VA

Shopping with Marie was always ... fun
13 of 27 | Posted by: Tym & June Tymczyszyn - San Pedro, CA

Washington DC 1998
14 of 27 | Posted by: Tym & June Tymczyszyn - San Pedro, CA

“From the first time I met Marie, when she accompanied Joe on a business trip to Anchorage, and Joe warned me that she "drank like she had a hollow...Read More »
15 of 27 | Posted by: Tym & June Tymczyszyn - San Pedro, CA

“Kevin and I were deeply saddened when we read that Marie passed away. Our hearts ache for your loss.Marie was an incredibly special person with a...Read More »
16 of 27 | Posted by: Kevin and Linda Malloy - Sarasota, FL

“Joe, My deepest sympathy to you and your family on the passing of Marie. ”
17 of 27 | Posted by: Sandy Bliss - Stamford, CT

“We will miss grandma dog! Sending love and hugs! ”
18 of 27 | Posted by: Michelle & Matt Teitsch - NY

“Dear Joe and family, our heartfelt prayers for Marie. We will place her name on the altar at St. Mark Catholic Church in Boynton Beach and please...Read More »
19 of 27 | Posted by: Lee & Alice Levenson - FL

“Our hearts go out to the entire Smoltz Family at this difficult time. There is nothing fair about Alzheimer's. But your persistent caring and grace...Read More »
20 of 27 | Posted by: Bob & Arlene Tymczyszyn - CA

“With deepest sympathy to Joe and his family. ”
21 of 27 | Posted by: Diana Morgan - Tucson, AZ

“My deepest thoughts and prayers are with you. Remember always the best times of your life together and the love that you shared. ”
22 of 27 | Posted by: Patty Hyatt - Punta Gorda, FL

“My deepest sympathy to Joe and the Smoltz family. ”
23 of 27 | Posted by: Ken Kahn - Long Beach, NY

“So very sorry ”
24 of 27 | Posted by: keen and Deborah Edenfield - KY

“So many memories of Marie - her quick wit, her love of teaching, her students, and her wonderful family. We shared many hours on the paddle tennis...Read More »
25 of 27 | Posted by: Jim & Gail Weigel - Mirror Lake, NH

“Marie was Such a very special woman and it was a pleasure to have known her. I wish to express my sympathy to the family for their loss, but know...Read More »
26 of 27 | Posted by: Cary wyckoff - Trumbull,, CT

“We were so sad to hear the news and our thoughts and prayers are with you all. There isn't enough space for us to say everything we want to about...Read More »
27 of 27 | Posted by: Andy & Kristen Schopps - CT


Marie Helen Smoltz passed away at her home in Darien on Saturday February 04, 2017, after an extended battle with Alzheimer's disease. Marie was born in New York in 1941, raised in Worcester, Massachusetts and lived in Darien for the last 43 years. She vowed she would never leave Darien, especially Noroton Bay, which was a great source of comfort and caring. Marie is survived by her husband of 49 years, Joe Smoltz, her two sons Ken and Bryan, their wives Liz and Bethany, her brother Rob Mortimer and his wife Mimi, her four nieces, and last and far from least her six loving grandchildren, Jane, Sam, Lucy, Olivia, Ben, and Jack. Marie received a Bachelor's degree from U Mass Amherst and a Master's degree with honors from Stanford. She spent many years as a teacher in the Stamford and Greenwich school systems. She received many awards and accolades over the years, but because of her unwavering love of teaching, was most proud of being named Teacher of the Year in Stamford in 1992, a pride exceeded only by the pride in those six grandchildren. The family is eternally grateful to the loving caretakers, especially Dulce Weingoz and Cristina O'Connor who so tenderly cared for Marie during this difficult time. The family would also like to thank the marvelous nurses from Amedisys and the extraordinarily loving nurses from Constellation Hospice of Fairfield County. The family will receive friends and neighbors at Lawrence Funeral Home in Darien on Saturday, February 11th between 12:30 and 3:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations in Marie's name may be made to: At Home in Darien 2 Renshaw Road Darien, CT 06820 www.AtHomeinDarien.org/donate Aces for Alzheimer's 67 Fernwood Rd Larchmont, NY 10538 www.acesforalzheimers100.org/donate-now/