Sep 08, 2032 – Jul 17, 2010
Maureen Elizabeth Smith Siewert of Louisa, Virginia, passed away on July 17, 2010 after a lengthy battle with lung cancer and Alzheimer’s Dementia.
Born in Chicago, Illinois on September 8, 1932, she was the youngest daughter of Agnes M. and William C. Smith, founder of William C. Smith and Sons Funeral Home. She attended St. Genevieve’s Catholic School and graduated from Notre Dame High School and Rosary College Dominican University.
After graduation, she married Raymond F. Siewert, Jr. They moved frequently and settled in Springfield, Virginia where they raised their seven children. After staying home to raise her children for many years, she began working for Drs. Murphy, Balsamo, Arnoldson and Reese, eventually becoming office manager before retiring in 1992. After retirement, she moved to Lake Anna in Louisa County.
She was extensively involved in St. Jude’s Catholic Church in Louisa, singing in the choir, overseeing the prayer network, fundraising, and volunteering in many capacities. She was active in her community as a volunteer rescue squad driver, officer in the community association, and officer in the local chapter of the National Association of Retired Federal Workers.
She is preceded in death by her parents and two sisters; Joan Pierce of Schaumburg, Illinois and Eileen Crain, of California, also two brothers: William C. and Lawrence Smith of Chicago, Illinois.
She is survived by her beloved husband of 55 years, who she affectionately called Pat ” two brothers Robert Smith of Chicago Illinois and Richard Smith of Durham North Carolina as well as seven children Mary Dave Ward of Roanoke VA; Joan Bob Stromberg of La Grange KY Peggy Dennis Gahan of Catonsville MD; Ray Kim of Largo FL; Bill Sherie of Dumfries VA; Maureen Billy Meyers of Lexington KY; Patrick Cynthia of Louisa VA and 24 grandchildren: Jeremy Allison Nathaniel Ward Joe Elizabeth Mick Mary John Maggie Theresa Mark Cecelia and Thomas Stromberg Mike Katie and Danny Gahan Katherine and Levi Siewert Emily and Amy Siewert Gillian Meyers Jimmy and Brendan Siewert.
Maureen will be known best for her love of people and her out-going and generous nature. Her faith was a cornerstone of her character. She loved all things Irish she loved to fish she loved Chicago and she loved her family.
Viewing is scheduled for Wednesday July 21 6-8 pm at St. Jude’s Catholic Church in Mineral VA. The funeral will be held on Thursday July 22 at 11 am at St. Jude’s followed by the internment in the parish cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations to Hospice Care of Piedmont or St. Jude’s Building Fund are requested.
Mary Ward and family, Gary and I send our love and pray that you and your family find peace in knowing that your mom does not have to linger in a sickened state on this earth any longer. She can be of whole body again as she departs here and goes to her heavenly home. We know this is a sad time for you and yours as it is always hard to say good bye. We love you. See you soon. Tricia and Gary
You are in my thoughts and prays. Your Mom definetly was a special person on earth, and I am sure has been received into the loving arms of our Lord Jesus Christ. May God provide you with the strength and love you need to get over your loss. A rosary will be said in your Mom`s honor for the month of August. Sincerely Jayne M. Mercogliano
My you find peace and comfort during this difficult time. Thinking of you and your`s.
Ray & FamilyWe send our love & sympathy.We will always remember our fun and wonderful times at U of I that we spent together.
Pat and the Siewert family, our prayers are with you. Maureen is with her many friends and beloved family. We will miss her.Pat, take care. Maureen is in a better place
mary, i am so sorry to hear about your mother..please know i will be keeping you and your family in my prayers during this time
Mary- My thoughts and prayers continue to be with you. The Lord will give you the strength you need. Your Dad and family are recieving love and support prayers from your extended family here in Roanoke. Love, Julie
Dear Siewert Family,You are all in my prayers and thoughts for strength and comfort during this time of loss and transition. Thank you for sharing a wonderful woman with our world. Maureen brought humor, wisdom, kindness, a spirited heart, hospitality, and generosity to all of us at the pediatric office. May she rest in God`s embrace and her spirit be with each of you in your daily lives. Sincerely, Pat
Dear Mr. Siewert and family,We were so saddened to hear of Mrs. Siewert`s passing. I hope that the many happy memories you have of your years together will sustain you through this difficult and sad time. May God`s blessings give you strength.Sincerely,Chuck and Anne Marie Belair Pace and children
Just saw in the paper about Mrs. Siewert`s passing. Knew she was having a hard time the last time we saw you, glad she isn`t suffering anymore. I know you and your family are really going to miss her. The obit. was really nice, sounds like she led a full and busy life which was wonderful. You will be in our prayers. God bless you & your family.
Mary, I`m truly sorry to hear of your mothers passing. I pray for strength & faith for you, your father & the rest of your family. May you remember those special moments like the dance & be comforted knowing she is in God`s hands now dancing in heaven. Know we me & our family in Orange/Culpeper are here for you & your dad if you need anything.Love tg
I am sorry for your loss, I know this is a difficult time for the family. I pray that God will give you the grace to get through these coming days, weeks, and months as you mourn your loved one.