Helen C. Smith (nee Patitucci), 85, a lifelong resident of Carlstadt, passed away on April 4, 2021. For over 10 years, she was a Medical Assistant for Dr. Aurora Vallestero in Clifton, retiring in 1991. Mrs. Smith was a member of the Rutherford V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary and parishioner of St. Joseph’s R.C. Church. Helen loved playing cards with family and friends, also keeping up to date on Facebook and playing games on her iPad. Beloved wife of the late Melvin “Smitty” Smith. Loving mother of Sandra Smith, Debbie Panning and her husband Scott, Barbara Roughgarden and David Smith and his wife Kimm. Cherished grandmother of Lyndsey, Corey, Dylan, Jason, Alyssa, Jesse, Jordyn, Tyler, Kaylea and great grandmother of Taryn and Benjamin. Dear sister of the late Frank Patitucci, Alfred Patitucci and Gloria Rondinaro. Beloved aunt to many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 in George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus at 12:30 PM. For those attending, please meet by the main office. Donations can be made in Helen’s memory to the American Heart Assoc. Arrangements Kimak Funeral Home, Carlstadt.
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