AUBURN — Janie R. Smith, 69, of Mechanic Falls died Friday, Jan. 21, at the Hospice House.

She was born in Annapolis, Md., May 21, 1941, the daughter of Jack and Marybelle Colfer Harriman. She attended school in Mechanic Falls and spent summers in Princeton as a child. She had been a spinner at Robinsons Woolen Mill, also employed at Mecon Manufacturing, Etonic, Roak the Florist and Cole Farms.

She married Robert D. Smith on Jan. 9, 1960. She was a good homemaker and loved family events. She enjoyed gardening, fishing, long rides, picking blueberries and playing Beano. She was a Tom Brady and Patriots fan.

She is survived by her husband, Robert of Mechanic Falls; three children, Robert T. and his wife, Sue, of Mechanic Falls, Daniel and his wife, Shelly Casey-Smith, of Auburn and Mary Pepin and her husband, Richard, of Poland; a sister, Jackie Cross of Bridgton; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by a brother, Gaylon; her parents; a sister, Shirley Harriman; and a grandson, Barry Smith.

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