Jean Smith
Jean Smith

Obituary of Jean Troup Smith


Jean Troup Smith, December 6th, 1932 – July 12, 2019 Born to Helen and William Troup on December 6th, 1932 in Haverstraw NY. Jean attended Haverstraw High School where her academic accomplishments earned her scholarship to Syracuse University. Jean was not only brilliant but beautiful as well: she was voted “Most Attractive” in her class.

While at Syracuse Jean met and married the love of her life, Edward “Pug” Smith. Married in May 1954 Jean and Pug shared sixty-five years of blissful marriage. Together Jean and Pug raised their three loving children: Nancy (Rich) Porpora, David (Laurie) Smith, and Judy (John) Goralski. From these unions Jean was blessed with four grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Nancy and Rich raised Jean’s grandchildren Kevin (Christen) and Michael (Amber). Kevin and Christen gave Jean her great grandchildren Jacob, Aiden, and Lucia. Michael and Amber gave Jean Camden, Harper, and Rowen.

Judy and John blessed Jean with Madeline (betrothed Kevin) and Eileen. Jean’s sister Lenore (Tom) Torpey gave Jean three nieces and a nephew: Tommy (Madeline), Kelley, Katie, and Patty (Paul Keller). Jean was predeceased by her loving sister Helen.

Jean was an adored Nursery School Teacher for twenty-five years. Jean was also a Literacy Volunteer, a volunteer with the Crandall Library and the Queensbury Union Free School District where she worked with students. She enjoyed tennis, golf, water and alpine skiing, bridge, and mahjong. Among Jean’s many talents, her artistic abilities stood out.

We all rejoice in Jean’s life and her new life with God.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

At Jean’s request, there are no calling hours scheduled.

Jean’s family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff at the Home of the Good Shepherd in Moreau and Dr. William Borgos for the loving care they gave to Jean.

Friends and family are invited to celebrate Jean's life and enjoy some light refreshments on Saturday July 20, 2019 from 11:00AM-2:00PM at The Glen at Hiland Meadows, 29 Longview Dr. Queensbury, NY 12804.

A graveside service to celebrate her life will be conducted in Pine View Cemetery at the convenience of her family.

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