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Florine Michaels Smith, 91 of Land O’ Lakes, FL passed away on Monday, March 28, 2016. Florine was originally from Niagara Falls where she graduated from Niagara Falls High School and Kelley Business School. She worked for many years as a secretary at Bell Aircraft and Carborundum Company and as an accountant at Simon Oil Company. She volunteered for several years as a religious education teacher at Prince of Peace Catholic Church and Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church. Active in many organizations at both churches, she was a lay Carmellite and also belonged to the Corsillo Movement.

Florine is predeceased by her parents, Frank and Nancy Giancarli; her first husband and father of her seven children, Stanley Michaels; her most recent husband, Reginald Smith; her brothers, Mario and Robert Giancarli; her sisters, Livia Wilson and Mary Stempien; her nieces, Shirlee Carda and Carolyn Lonberger, and her stepson, Paul Smith. She is survived by her children, Robert (Karen) Michaels; Donna Page, Patricia (Gerald) Bannach, Joanne (William) Reece, Barbara (Marcus) Crage, AnneMarie (James) Watts and John (Sandy) Michaels; stepchildren, Robert (Sandy) Smith, Debra (Ed) Hornburg, Pam (George) Stewart; stepdaughter-in-law, Kay Smith; 20 grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; and her sister, Olga Masella.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass on Thursday April 7th at 10:00 a.m. at St. Vincent De Paul Parish at Prince of Peace Church 1055 North Military Road Niagara Falls, NY. Interment will take place in Holy Trinity Cemetery, Lewiston, NY. Arrangements by M.J. COLUCCI & SON NIAGARA FUNERAL CHAPEL, 2730 MILITARY ROAD, NIAGARA FALLS, NY. Visit www.mjcoluccifuneralchapel.com.
Published on April 3, 2016
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