Larayne Limitone Smith, 78, of Huntersville passed away peacefully on October 1, 2017, surrounded by her family. She was born on September 21, 1939 in Bronx, NY to the late Dominick and Florence Limitone. She is survived by her loving husband, Jim Smith and stepchildren: Robin (Jack) Salzman of Cornelius; Gary (Christine) Smith of Huntersville; Ron Smith of Huntersville; Craig (Holly) Smith of Davidson; eight grandchildren and ten great grandchildren; her beloved dogs Oliver, Chicklet, Sophie and the late Schatzie. She was predeceased by her stepson Jimmy (Debbie) Smith of Wilmington.
Larayne moved to Orlando, FL in the late 1960s. She and her husband owned a landscape company that specialized in creating gorgeous views for estates in the Northwest Orlando area before retiring to Huntersville in 2003. Larayne loved life, looking forward to each new day and the possibilities it might bring. She also enjoyed spending time with her family and entertaining friends. She was an excellent cook; a passionate dog lover and a talented artist whose medium of choice was watercolors. Larayne possessed a wealth of knowledge and always impeccably dressed. Friendly to everyone she met, Larayne will be sorely missed by all who knew her.
Larayne’s burial will take place at her family plot in Woodside, NY on Friday, Oct. 6th.
Please join the family for an Open House celebrating Larayne’s life at her and Jim’s home on Saturday, Oct. 14th between 4-7 pm. Neighbors and friends (including children) are welcome.
Memorial donations may be made to the Humane Society of Charlotte 2700 Tomey Ave. Charlotte, NC 28203. firstname.lastname@example.org.
James Funeral Home is serving the family.