GARDINER – Catherine “Kate” Shirley Smith, 79, of Gardiner, died Thursday July 9th, 2020 at MaineGeneral Rehabilitation and LTC at Gray Birch in Augusta. \r\n\r\nShe was born in Fort Kent, Maine on July 24, 1940 the daughter of James and Genevieve Pelletier. \r\n\r\nCatherine loved outdoor activities and family get togethers. \r\n\r\nShe was predeceased by her parents; husband, Bill Smith; brother, Joseph Pelletier; two sisters, Gladys Valencourt and Anne Neakes. \r\n\r\nCatherine is survived by her stepdaughter, Angie Kenstel; five sisters, Wanita, Nina, Rita, Judith, Denise; three brothers, Louis, Stanley, Damase; two grandchildren; four great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. \r\n\r\nVisiting hours will be held on Saturday July 18th, from 10:00 AM to Noon, followed by a funeral service at Noon, at Staples Funeral Home, 53 Brunswick Avenue, Gardiner, burial will follow in the Hallowell Cemetery. \r\n\r\nIn lieu of flowers, please make donations in Catherine’s memory to the American Cancer Society P.O. Box 22478 Oklahoma City, OK 73123\r\n\r\nArrangements are in the care of Staples Funeral Home and Cremation Care, 53 Brunswick Avenue, Gardiner, Maine. Condolences, memories, and photos may be shared with the family on the obituary page of the Staples Funeral Home website: www.familyfirstfuneralhomes.com.