Mary Murphy “Mundie” Smith, 79

Fri, 05/21/2021 - 12:30pm

Mary Murphy “Mundie” Smith, age 79, passed away on May 13, 2021 at Duke University Hospital.
She was born on June 30, 1941 in Waterbury, Connecticut to the late Richard and Mary Murphy. Mary earned a Master’s Degree in Education from Sacred Heart University. A teacher for 40 years in Wilby High School, Notre Dame Academy, St. Margaret’s
McTernan School, and Cornelia Connelly School, Mrs. Smith made a tremendous impact on her students.
Mundie is survived by her loving husband of 56 years, Maurice Smith; three children, Margaret Smith Mullally, Maurice Thomas Smith, and Parthenia Ann Dinora; one sister, Catherine Lyons; three brothers, Richard, Joseph, and William Murphy; also
survived by seven grandchildren, Betsy, Sean and Brendan Mullally, Maurice and Timothy Smith, Bridget and Damon Minora.
A memorial mass and burial will take place in July at a date to be determined, on Block Island, Rhode Island.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Foundation of First Health Cancer Center at 150 Applecross Road, Pinehurst, NC, 28374.
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Services are entrusted to Boles Funeral Home of Southern Pines, NC.