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Name:Marybette Smolen (Gussow)
Home:Rochester, New York
Death Date:May 30, 2013
Birth Date:January 02, 1930
Birthplace:Brooklyn, New York
Service Info:Funeral services at Guttermans Memorial Chapel in Rockville Centre, New York, on Wednesday at 12 noon.
Interment:Mount Ararat Cemetery
Marybette Smolen (Gussow)

Formerly of Rockville Centre, died Thursday, May 30th in Rochester, NY with her loving daughter by her side.

Daughter of the late Lillian and Leonard Gussow. Predeceased by husband Norman and son Peter. Survived by daughter Susan Smolen Sawler of Rochester, Jonathan (Gina) Smolen of Atlanta, adored grandchildren Todd (Mary) Sawler, Katie Sawler, Spencer and Taylor Smolen, most loving and devoted sister Ellen Lister, and nieces Amy McPartlan and Beth Scrivano.

Marybette, our beloved family matriarch was an independent woman who taught us lessons in courage, strength and resilience.

Funeral services at Guttermans on Wednesday at 12 noon.
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Marybette had the ability to radiate her warm and loving personality to all who came in contact with her. I will miss her smile and kindness. She was such a gift and I was fortunate to have shared that blessing with my children. Rest in peace precious friend, you will be forever a piece of my heart.
The loss of her joyous energy leaves a big hole.
Susan- I am so sorry to hear of your Moms passing. I hope she is at peace. You were a wonderful daughter to her. She was such a strong woman and set an example to you and your family. Your memories of her will live on in your heart.
Susan, My deepest sympathy on the passing of your mother. Your memories will be in your heart forever!
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