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Rosetta Smith

Rosetta I. Smith (Lewin)

February 28, 1937 - January 15, 2020
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Rosetta Smith passed away peacefully on January 15, 2020 at the Crouse Community Center in Morrisville, with her children by her side.
She was born February 28, 1937 in Rome, NY to Clayton and Dorothy Hughes Lewin. Rosetta went to school at VVS Central School, graduating with the class of 1955. On May 16, 1959, Rosetta married Hollis Smith of Frankfort, NY in her hometown of Vernon Center, NY, and went on to have four children.
Rosetta is predeceased by her husband Hollis, her parents, Clayton and Dorothy Lewin, two brothers, Henry and Eddie Lewin and her daughter-in-law, Jennifer Smith.
She is survived by four children, Steven (Diane) of Frankfort; Timothy (Paula) of Frankfort; Robert (Sarah) of Hamilton; and Cheryl of Morrisville. She is also survived by two sisters-in-law, Carol Rex and Nancy Ebersole; her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In keeping with Rosetta’s wishes there will be no services.
A celebration of her life will be held at the V.F.W. Post, 4274 Acme Rd., Frankfort, NY on Sunday, January 19, 2020 from 2-6pm.
The family would like to thank all the staff at Crouse Community Center (especially Stephanie Youngs and Anne Henry) for their excellent care of Rosie in the seven years she had lived at the facility.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the Crouse Community Center, 101 South St., Morrisville, NY 13408.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, 25 Broad St., Hamilton, NY.
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    January 19, 2020 | 2:00pm - 6:00pm
    January 19, 2020 2:00pm - 6:00pm
    VFW Post
    4274 Acme Road
    Frankfort, NY
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Esther Lewin Duerr

Posted at 08:16pm
To the children of Rosetta, I am her 1st cousin, Esther Lewin Duerr. My dad, Thomas William Lewin and her dad, Clayton, were brothers. We used to visit our cousins at their house in Vernon Center. Grandpa Edward Lewin lived with their family. Grandpa died and in those days many times the funeral was right from the house. I do remember a little of that. I was born in Feb. 20, 1946 so your mom was 9 years older than me. My two brothers , Claude and John are still alive. Jean Lewin Kehoe is another surviving cousin. (Her father was Claude and brother to your Grandpa Clayton Lewin). Barb and Sue (Lewin) are two surviving cousins to your mom from another Lewin brother, Martin. Not sure if you knew much of your Lewin Family history but maybe this will help. With deep sympathy for your mother's death and for my cousin, Rosetta's passing, Esther Lewin Duerr


Cheryl Smith Posted at 08:35pm

Thank you for your kind words about my mother. The information you gave me is very helpful. Cheryl Smith

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