Audrey Smith
Audrey Smith 
  November 23 1950 -  15, January 2, 2015

Audrey Smith
Audrey A. O’Rourke


ROME, NEW YORK — Audrey A. O’Rourke, 64, of Rome, passed away unexpectedly on January 2, 2015.

She was born on November 23, 1950, in Rome, a daughter of Frank L. and Alvera R. Colucy Smith Sr.   Audrey was a wife, mother, nana, sister and friend to all. She always was a vibrant, happy, fashion correct {all times} Diva!  Audrey always spoiled her grandkids, which were her never ending pride and joy! When you were sad or troubled, Audrey could cheer you up instantly!! She was very active in the community and loved by all. Audrey truly cared for and loved everyone in her life. With a smile on her face and surrounded by her loving family she passed.

For over ten years she was employed by the Rome D.D.S.O. until her retirement. Audrey was a member of St. Mary’s Church, Rome Auxiliary Police, Rome Republican Committee, Rome Home Bureau, Zonta, Hemlock Twig, Henry R. Smith Post #24 Ladies Auxiliary where she served as past president, Steering Committee of Rome Weed and Seed.

She is survived by her loving husband Michael; a daughter and son-in-law, Michelle A. and Michael C. Kirk, Blossvale; one brother Frank L. and Mary A. Smith Jr., Fayetteville; two sisters, Kathleen and James O‘Rourke, Rome, Mary Anne and Ronald Casadei, Rome, two grandchildren, Aidan and Owen Kirk; along with many nieces and nephews.

Audrey was pre-deceased by a daughter Lisa Marie and two sisters Kimberly Anne Smith and Rose Marie Menter.

The family wishes to thank the First Responders of the Rome Fire Dept, Amcare Ambulance, and Rome Police Dept for their rapid response and expertise. Also the family can not truly express adequately the gratitude we send to the staff at Rome Memorial Hospital especially the E.R. staff and Intensive Care Unit for their persistence in extensive care and professional demeanor. Your actions will never be forgotten by Audrey’s family, they are eternally grateful.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Rome Fire Dept. Benevolent Association, 158 Black River Blvd. Rome N.Y 13440, Rome Memorial Hospital, 1500 North James Street, Rome N.Y. 13440 or the St. Joseph Hospital Foundation, 973 James Street, Suite 250, Syracuse N.Y. 13203.

A mass of Christian burial will be held on Wednesday, January 7, 2015, at 11:00 A.M. at St. Mary’s Church, Rome. Family and friends are invited to attend calling hours on Tuesday from 3-7 P.M. at Strong – Burns & Sprock Funeral Home, 401 N. George Street, Rome. The American Legion Post 24 Auxillary members will meet at 6:30 pm. Internment will take place in St. Mary’s Cemetery.'

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