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  • Writer's pictureThe Hammonton Gazette


Lorraine S. Smith (nee Schmickel)

Lorraine S. Smith (nee Schmickel), 96, of Folsom, N.J. passed away Saturday, December 31, 2022. Lorraine was a lifelong resident of Folsom. She graduated from Hammonton High School in 1944 and went on to work for Bell Telephone from 1944-1954. Lorraine married Marine S/Sgt George Smith in 1952 at Zion Reformed Church. She held many positions over the years, secretary of Folsom School Board and Folsom Boro Welfare Director for 31 years, 1956 – 1987. Lorraine was a member of the Folsom PTA, the Zion Reformed Evangelical and St. James Lutheran Church, Charter member Folsom Vol Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary, and a 68-year member Eastern Star Lodge Dewey Chapter. She will be remembered as kind hearted and caring. Lorraine was the loving wife of 56 years to the late George R. Smith Sr. She and her husband shared much joy in the many years of presenting large Christmas displays in their front yard that were loved by all. Many years of happiness were shared with family and friends traveling, entertaining, boating, and auto racing. Later years spent enjoying the company of her family and aides who assisted in her care.

Lorraine is predeceased by her grandson, Ryan Horton; her parents, Frank and Katherine Schmickel; and her sisters, Eleanor Macrie and Dorothy Schellhas. Survived by her children, Patricia Horton Zellers, Glenn Smith (Rhonda), George R. Smith, Jr. (Maryann); Loving grandmother to; James Horton IV (Morgan), Lindsey Miller (Robert), Tiffany Lind (Stephen), George Smith III (Stacy), and Victoria DeLaurentis (Joseph). Great grandmother of; Rylie and Reagan Horton, Robby and Rocky Miller, Harper and Hadley Lind, Taylor and Carson Smith, and Joseph and Nicholas DeLaurentis.

Family and friends were invited to attend her viewing Wednesday, January 4th, 2023 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. and Thursday from 9:30 a.m. -10:30 a.m., all at the Marinella Funeral Home, 102 N. Third St. Hammonton, N.J. 08037. Funeral services were held Thursday, January 5, 11 a.m. at St. James Lutheran Church 1341 Mays Landing Rd. Folsom, NJ 08037. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. James Lutheran Church Building Fund 1341 Mays Landing Rd. Folsom, NJ 08037.To share a condolence, please visit

Arrangements made by Marinella Funeral Home


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