Lori Ann Patryn Smith

1972 - 2017

COOPERSTOWN - At home, on March 29, 2017, Lori Ann Patryn Smith, passed on to Eternal Life after fighting cancer bravely for almost a year and a half. She was surrounded by family and friends, including her husband Steven E. Smith of Cobleskill - the light of her life; father and mother Bruce and Mary Patryn of Springfield Center; parents-in-law Richard and Deborah Smith of Cobleskill; brother and sister-in-law Bruce and Mary Patryn of Long Meadow, Massachusetts; and beloved niece, Dina and nephews Bruce, Matthew, Nicholas, Mark and Gabriel, to whom she was "the best aunt ever". 

Lori leaves her step-daughter, Riley Smith; brother Christopher Patryn and nephew Michael; sister and brother-in-law Rebecca and Mark Maroney; sister and brother-in-law Beth and Benjamin Smith; and Babci Anna Kreminec. She leaves many loving relatives including her aunts, uncles and cousins. She also leaves many neighbors and friends including her dear friend, Rebecca Oliver Esposito.

Lori was predeceased by her paternal grandparents, Leonard and Cecilia Patryn; her maternal grandfather, Michael Kreminec; her Uncles Joseph Wichkowsky, Leonard Patryn, Albert Desorcy and her Aunt Cheryl Audet. 

Lori left a positive impression and had close friends wherever she was. She attended Cherry Valley-Springfield School and was active in music and especially loved being part of the soccer team. She had an I-can-do-it work ethic she put into practice on the family farm. She and her brother had many good times working at the Lakehouse Restaurant in high school and college. Lori graduated from Sienna College and formed some of her closest friendships there. Lori's career spanned 21years of dedicated service at The Otesaga Hotel rising to the management position of Maitre d'hotel. She was very proud of being part of the Hotel and loved the friends that she worked with. 

Lori loved Spring and gardening, boating on Lake Otsego and throwing fantastic parties for her loved ones. She was known for her hospitality and love of life. Lori had the biggest, brightest smile and a strong and determined character. She loved Our Lord and truly sought to be His disciple as a communicant of the St. Mary's "Our Lady of the Lake" Roman Catholic Church Parish in Cooperstown. 

Lori wanted to thank all neighbors, friends, and family for all the prayers and acts of kindness. She was so encouraged in the journey by bouquets of flowers, constant kindness and many visits. Our families want to express special appreciation to Deborah Smith for her constant care, companionship and love for her daughter-in-law. 

Lori will be waked at the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home, 82 Chestnut Street, Cooperstown, on Monday, April 3, 2017, from 4-7 p.m.

The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at St. Mary's "Our Lady of the Lake" Roman Catholic Church, 31 Elm Street, Cooperstown, with Fr. John P. Rosson, pastor, presiding.

A Spring burial will be announced later. 

In lieu of flowers, Lori's family suggests that memorial donations may be directed to benefit cancer research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, P.O. Box 5028, Hagerstown, MD 21741, or Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care, 1 Birchwood Drive, Oneonta, NY 13820, or St. Mary's "Our Lady of the Lake" Roman Catholic Church, 31 Elm Street, Cooperstown, NY 13326. 

Arrangements are under the care and guidance of the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown.

If you would like to send condolences to the family, send an email to Connell, Dow & Deysenroth. We will forward your comments to the family. If you would like to send flowers in memory of the deceased, contact Mohican Flowers at (607) 547-8822, or A Rose is a Rose at (607) 264-3100.