2013-05-17 / Obits

Essie Lawson-Smith

Baby Nurse

Essie Lawson-Smith, a baby nurse, died on April 26th at age 90.

A Rockaway resident for more than 40 years, Lawson-Smith is survived by her son, Gaston ER Shorter (Marie), adopted son, Orville Bennett; grandchildren, Alicia Shorter, Sherese Shorter, Steve Shorter and Germaine Shorter; great-grandchildren, Caisy A. Frank and Aayden Shorter and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney’s Funeral Home in Inwood, NY.

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