Denise M. Smith

Denise M. Smith

WATERTOWN — Denise M. Smith, 72, passed away peacefully on August 20, 2021, at TouchPoint at Farmington. She was the beloved wife of Stewart “Randy” Smith and mother of Suzanne Genest of Woodbury.

Denise was born and brought up in Middletown, by John Daley and her aunt, Marge Mahoney. She was a graduate of the first class of Mercy High School and St. Vincent School of Nursing in Bridgeport. She was an R.N. for emergency rooms, psychiatric and geriatric facilities. Denise also operated an antiques business and worked in retail later in life.

The words that could best describe Denise most clearly would be intelligent, inquisitive, articulate, generous, humorous and caring for her neighbor in the broadest sense of the word. She was a woman after the heart of Miryam of Magdala, courageous and full of faith in her Messiah.

She walked picket lines for better working conditions and pay for the nursing profession. She stood against gender, racial and social injustice.

Her family would like to thank the staffs of St. Mary’s and St. Francis Hospitals, TouchPoint at Farmington and Hospice of Hartford for their compassionate care.

Funeral services for Mrs. Smith will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, September 12, at Gateway Bible Church, 500 Buckingham St., Oakville.

The O’Neill Funeral Home, 742 Main St., Oakville, is in charge of arrangments. Memories, a condolence, words of comfort or personal memory may be shared at



LOS ANGELES, Calf. — Sean Caffrey, 70, formerly of Watertown, has died. He was the husband of the late Linda (Dumaine) Caffrey.

Born September 20, 1950, he was the son of the late C. James and Loretta (Kennedy) Caffery of Watertown.

Sean is survived by his son, Joshua Caffrey, his wife, Sarah, and their daughters, Nija and Rosetta, and his daughter Elizabeth and her fiance, Jules Torres, and their daughters, Alexandra and Bella; his siblings, Patricia (Caffrey) Quinn of Baltimore, Md., Paul Caffrey of Germany, and Barbara (Caffrey) Alves of Watertown, as well as nieces, nephews, friends and extended 

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