Obituary: Annamarie "Penny" Weinschenk Smith, 86, of Trumbull

Annamarie Weinschenk Smith, 86, better known as Penny, of Trumbull CT passed away peacefully in her home on Monday 3/23.

She was born in Scranton PA to Leo and Catherine Weinschenk and was the youngest of 5 girls. They moved to New Hyde Park on Long Island when she was just a baby.

Penny had two careers in her life. For 19 years she worked for “New York Telephone” starting out as an operator during the war and retiring as one of the first female draftspersons they trained.

In 1968 she married the first love of her life, Thomas Smith Jr., and moved to Monroe CT where she loved being a housewife and rooting for her beloved Mets. She eventually moved to Stratford and worked for Philips Medical Systems as a training coordinator until her retirement at age 65.

Her and Tommy loved to go to The Smithy every week after mass and have dinner and enjoy their Jim Beam manhattans. They enjoyed Foxwoods, yearly cruise vacations and playing computer games. She was always had a kind word/complement for anyone she would meet from her family to the checkout girl at the grocery market.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her four sisters (Rosemarie, Florence, Delores and Rilla), and her life long love, Thomas F. Smith, Jr.

Penny is survived by her daughter, Darlene and her husband Michael Knight; son, Tommy and his wife Cathie; Grandchildren Lori, Jack, Marie, and Matthew; and Great Granddaughter, Katelin and many nieces and nephews.

Prior to the Mass, Friends may greet the family on Saturday, March 28 from 9am-10:30am at the Spadaccino and Leo P. Gallagher & Son Community Funeral Home, 315 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Stephen Church, 6948 Main Street, Trumbull at 11:00am and burial will follow in St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Moose Hill Road, Monroe.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at

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