A mass of Christian Burial for 96 year old Mrs. Elizabeth Smith Manfred of Hannawa Falls, will be held on Thursday, October 11th at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Church in Colton. Friends may call at the Garner Funeral Service on Wednesday, the 10th from 2-4 and 7-9.
In lieu of flowers contributions in her memory can be made to St. Mary’s Church in Potsdam or to the Hospice and Palliative Care of the St. Lawrence Valley. Mrs. Elizabeth Smith Manfred was a resident of Hannawa Falls. Online condolences can be sent at www.garnerfh.com.
Mrs. Manfred is survived by her sons, Rev. Donald J. Manfred of Massena and Mr. William G. (Mary) Manfred of Clifton Park; a daughter, Mrs. Mary Lou (Gary) Presler of Haymarket, VA; and seven grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband, Maurice Manfred who died in 1984; and a brother, Donald Smith.
Elizabeth was born on October 5, 1916 in Colton, to the late George Smith and Laura Hart. She was a graduate of Potsdam Central High School and then a graduate of the Potsdam Normal School. On November 25, 1937 at St. Mary’s Church in Potsdam, she was married to Maurice Manfred with Rev. Timothy Mahoney officiating.
Mrs. Manfred was the first cafeteria manager at the St. Mary’s Catholic School. She remained there for 7 years. She and her husband bought the Family Shoe Store in 1966. They operated the store until 1984 when she sold the store and retired. She really enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Elizabeth was a member of St. Mary’s Church and was a former member of the Altar and Rosary Society.