Marianne Ballas Smith, 73, of Northford, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 10, 2016 at her home with her family by her side. She was the beloved wife of 50 years to Thomas C. Smith. Marianne was born in New Haven on July 15, 1942; daughter of the late Benedict M. and Christina Murphy Ballas. She was a member of the Northford Volunteer Fire Department Company #2 Ladies Auxiliary and a long time parishioner of St. Monica Church. Mother of Kristin Bailey (Mark), Debra Stone (Guy) and the late Thomas C. Smith, Jr. Grandmother of Riley, Liam and Makenna Stone, and Katelyn Bailey. Sister of Larry Ballas.

 Her funeral procession will leave the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue, Monday morning at 9:30. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in St. Monica Church at 10:00 am. Interment will follow in the Northford Cemetery. The visiting hours will be Sunday from 3 to 7 pm. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the CT Hospice Inc., 100 Double Beach Road Branford, CT 06405.