Irene Smith

Irene Smith, a resident of Southold, N.Y., for 45 years, died Aug. 17 at Eastern Long Island Hospital in Greenport. She was 79.She was born May 23, 1940, to Gertrude Goldstein and Lester Orcutt at French Hospital in New York City.

Ms. Smith married James B. Smith at St. Patrick R.C. Church in Southold and worked as a switchboard operator for 18 years at ELIH.

Her hobby was loving her grandchildren — Ryan and Aly, Jessica, Sarah and Adam, Jillian, Eamonn, Declan, Niamh, Noah, Jacob, Lucas, Elle, Finn and Locke — and she was excited about the arrival of her first great-grandchild in the spring.

Ms. Smith is survived by her devoted husband, Jim; her children and their spouses: Chris and Danielle Golden of Greenport, N.Y., Michael and Susan Golden of Marblehead, Mass., Cathleen and Jason Kunik of Alexandria, Va., and Evan Smith and Cassey Cyr of Lynn, Mass.

Visitors will be received Wednesday, Aug. 28, from 3 to 5 p.m. at Horton-Mathie Funeral Home, 735 First St., Greenport, NY 11944 (631-477-0054).

Memorial donations may be made online at

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