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Obituary for Frances T Smith

Frances T. Smith, 92, of Jackson, NJ, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 15, 2024, surrounded by her loving family. She was born and raised in Jersey City, NJ and a graduate of Snyder High School. Frances received her associate degree in nursing from Middlesex Community College. She worked at South Amboy Hospital for the entirety of her career. Frances was an avid golfer, she enjoyed sewing, and playing bingo, shuffleboard, and bache ball. Frances was a friend to many and will be sadly missed. Her greatest legacy will be her loving family and she will live on within the hearts of all the many people she touched throughout her amazing life. She thoroughly enjoyed spending time with her family, especially with her grandchildren.

Frances was predeceased by her first husband Nils S. Nylander, her second husband Edward G. Halligan, her third husband Gerard Smith, two brothers, and two sisters. She is survived by her loving children, Karen Kantz of Woodbridge, NJ, and Mary Murphy and her husband Tom of Lavallette, NJ. Frances was the cherished grandmother of William Kantz, Colleen Murphy (James), Brian Kantz, Michael Murphy (Elizabeth), Kathleen Stevens (Trevor), Brendan Murphy (Jasi-Lynn), and Megan Murphy; and three great grandchildren Michael, Savannah, and Ryan.

Family and friends are invited to attend a visitation on Saturday, January 20, 2024, from 1-3 pm at Orender Family Home for Funerals, 2643 Old Bridge Road, Manasquan, NJ 08736. At Frances’ request, memorial contributions may be made in her honor to Alzheimer’s Association, 400 Morris Avenue, Suite 251, Denville, NJ 07834 or at or the American Heart Association, 1 Union Street, Suite 301, Robbinsville, NJ 08691, or at To send condolences to the family please visit