Sunday, December 12, 2010

Obituary: Antoniette "Toni" M. (Rane) Smith

MADISON - Antoniette "Toni" M. Smith, age 66, died Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010, at the Don and Marilyn Anderson Hospice Center.

She was born June 6, 1944, in Madison, the daughter of James and Mary Rane. She had been employed by the D S, State of Wisconsin for 20 years, retiring in 2000. Toni was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church (and was a volunteer assisting with funeral luncheons), the Italian Women's Club and had been a volunteer at Meriter Hospital in-patient registration. In her spare time, she loved gardening, fishing, playing cards and cooking. On April 27, 1963, Toni was united in marriage with Roger Smith in Madison.

In addition to her husband, Roger, survivors include a daughter, Sue (Roger) Standorf of Prairie du Chien; a son, Randy Smith (girlfriend Jenny Scheib) of Madison; a brother, Joe (Leona) Rane of Madison; two sisters, Connie Dollard of Oregon, Wis. and Maryann Bachman of Madison; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents.

A Memorial Mass will be held at noon, Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010, at ST. BERNARD CATHOLIC CHURCH 2450 Atwood Ave. with Monsignor Michael Hippee presiding. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until time of Mass. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Toni's name to Hospice Care, Cancer Research or to the family.

A special Thank You to all the staff at Meriter 8 Atrium and Hospice for all the compassionate and great care you provided to all of us. Informed Choice Funeral and Cremation Alternatives, 3325 E. Washington Ave., Madison (608) 249-6758

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on December 12, 2010 (submitted by Michael Vahldieck, Class of 1968)

Antoinette Smith's graduation year is based on information in the 1962 Tychoberahn yearbook, where she is pictured among the graduating seniors. It appears that her forname was mis-spelled in the obituary.

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