Mount Vernon News
  • Mary E. Smith

  • January 14, 2010

JOHNSTOWN — Mary E. (DiPerna) Smith, 86, of Johnstown died Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010, at the home of her son in Westerville.

She was born March 21, 1923, in Columbus to the late Vincenzo and Annunziatta (Bibbo) DiPerna. She worked as a Realtor and a school administrative assistant. She was a member of Church of the Ascension in Johnstown.

She is survived by son, James (Debbie) Smith Sr. of Westerville; grandchildren, James (Stacie) Smith Jr. of Utica, Cami (Tony) Minton and Robert A. (Tara) Smith; five great-grandchildren; sister, Dorothy (Rudy) Ricci; sister-in-laws, Kathy DiPerna and Darla Wright; and many nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by husband, Robert E. Smith; and brothers, Anthony and Pat DiPerna.

Friends may call Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury, where services will be held Friday at noon. Interment to follow in St. Joseph Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude Hospital. Condolences at

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