Eileen "Neen" Smith

November 27, 1949 - July 28, 2020
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Eileen “Neen” Smith (nee Powers) formerly of Kirkville, passed away after a long illness on July 28th, 2020 at home in Marana, AZ with her family by her side. Eileen was born in Oneida, NY on November 27, 1949 to the late Michael S. and Mary E. Powers, and raised in Canastota, NY. She was a proud 1967 graduate of Canastota H.S. and attended SUNY Farmingdale. Out of college, Eileen was an early employee and later retired from Mohawk Airlines (later Alleghany, USAir, USAirways, and now American Airlines), and traveled the world with her family, something she talked about until the very end. Always a talker, Eileen re-entered the customer service workforce at Deluxe Checks and HealthDirect after her youngest daughter entered school. As a community member, Eileen was involved with the ES-M Marching Band Boosters, EAVES Ambulance, Minoa FD Ladies Auxiliary, and Canastota Community Band. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband of 39 years, Ronald G. Smith; and two sisters, Mary K. and Margaret L. Powers. She is survived by her two daughters; Kimarie (Chris) Jeffreys of Marana, AZ, Gilian (Bastian) Tenbergen of Oswego, NY, 3 grandchildren; Christopher Jr., Jacob, and Lauren, and siblings Steve (Nita) Powers of Scotia, NY, Elizabeth Noonan of Binghamton, NY, Fritz (Sondra) Powers of Chino Valley, AZ, Mike (Peg) Powers of Mesa, AZ, Patricia (Jay) Powers of Malverne, PA, and Joseph (Peggy) Powers of Gilbert, AZ; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, please consider contributions be made to either Casa de la Luz Hospice (7740 N. Oracle Rd., Tucson, AZ 85704); or Hematology-Oncology Associates of CNY (5008 Brittonfield Parkway, East Syracuse, NY 13057). The family would like to thank Dr. Sousou, Dr. Zmolek, and all the staff at HOA CNY and Crouse Medical Practice for their outstanding care of Eileen over the past several years. Without your expertise and guidance, Eileen would not have enjoyed the last few years of her life with her family and friends and been able to relocate to Southern AZ. The family would also like to thank the dedicated staff of Casa de la Luz Hospice, especially Mary, RN, Chaplain Patty, and Bernadette for their attentive care in the last few weeks of Eileen’s life. A memorial service and celebration of Eileen’s life is planned for 2021 in both AZ and NY.

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Born: November 27, 1949
Died: July 28, 2020

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