Riverview Funeral Home

Obituary for Gladys I. Smith

A photograph of Gladys I. Smith

Born: Bridgeport
Lived: Shelton

Gladys Irene Smith, age 80, of Shelton, entered into rest on Monday, June 11, 2018 at the CT Hospice with her loving family by her side. She was the devoted wife of 36 years to Arthur W. Smith. Mrs. Smith was born in Bridgeport, on July 7, 1937, daughter of the late Frank Burba and Gladys (Wright) Burba. She worked at Dimauro Luncheonette & Dairy Bar for 15 years. Mrs. Smith enjoyed gardening, bowling, bingo, tag sales and riding with her husband on motorcycles, and western dancing. She is the beloved mother of Karen Benoit and her husband Michael, Cindy Ozelski, Brenda Quintiliano and her husband Roger and Brian Ritchel and his wife Ann, stepmother of, Tammy Smith Oppel and her husband Art and Kristina Smith Sepanek and her husband Mike, and sister of Irene Baird, Betsy Quintiliano, and Nancy Zaronasky. Mrs. Smith is the loving grandmother of 12 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and is also survived by several nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her beloved son Alan Ritchel, her stepmother Irene (Kryger) Burba. Friends may call on Thursday from 4 to 8 PM at the Riverview Funeral Home, 390 River Rd., Shelton. On Friday, her funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the CT Humane Society at cthumane.org . Friends may leave condolences at www.riverviewfh.com.