2012-04-27 / Obits

Marie Willsen-Smith


Marie Willsen-Smith, a lifelong Broad Channel resident, died April 22.

Willsen-Smith, a true lifelong resident, was born in the same house in which she died after living her entire life in Broad Channel. Willsen-Smith was a founding member of the Broad Channel Historical Society and parishioner at St. Virgilius Church.

Willsen-Smith was preceded in death by her husbands, Julius P. Willsen and Edwin Smith; sons, Peter, Gerard and John Willsen; daughter, Marie Bastable; brothers, John and William Gaynor.

She is survived by her sons, James, Joseph and William Willsen; daughters, Mary Kay Henglein and Michele Willsen; 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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