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Mary Sandra
Mary Sandra "Sandy" Smith Fredricks

December 5, 1939 - January 27, 2020
Born in Albany, NY
Resided in Newton, NJ


Mary Sandra "Sandy" Smith Fredricks, 80, of Newton, NJ, died Monday, January 27, 2020, at home after a 3 ½ year battle with Myesthenia Gravis.

Sandy was born in Albany, NY, to the late Ruth Dollard and Charles Aloysius Smith, Jr. on December 5, 1939. She was a 62 year resident of Monroe, NY, a winter resident of Micco, FL, and summered on Wanaksink Lake in Sullivan County, NY, for 20 years. Sandy was a graduate of Thevenet Hall in Highland Mills, NY, and Ladycliff College in Highland Falls, NY. She received her Master's degree from the State University of New Paltz and was a former teacher for Monroe Woodbury Elementary School.

Sandy was a past member of the Republican Club in Orange County, NY, and volunteered for Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice. She was also a member of Our Lady Queen of Peace R.C. Church in Branchville.

In addition to her parents, Sandy was also predeceased by her brothers, Charles A. Smith II and Garth Smith, and her nephews, Christopher and Michael Smith. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, William F. Fredricks; her daughter, Ruthann F. Takacs and husband, John; and her granddaughter, Jacqueline Mary, all of Newton, NJ. Sandy is also survived by her sisters-in-law, Judith Smith of Warwick, NY, and Patricia Smith LaBagh of Great Barrington, MA; and her beloved furry friend, "Lizzy," who brought her much joy.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12 pm on Friday, January 31, 2020, at Our Lady Queen of Peace R.C. Church, 209 US-206, Branchville, NJ. Burial will follow in Warwick Cemetery in Warwick, NY. Visitation will be held from 9 to 11 am on Friday, January 31, 2020, at the Smith-McCracken Funeral Home, 63 High St, Newton, NJ.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Camp Nejeda, 910 Saddleback Road, Newton, NJ 07860. Online condolences may be offered at

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Smith-McCracken Funeral Home
63 High Street
Newton, NJ 07860
Friday, January 31, 2020
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Mass of Christian Burial
Our Lady Queen of Peace R.C. Church
209 Route 206 North
Branchville, NJ 07860
Friday, January 31, 2020
12:00 PM
Warwick Cemetery
94 Oakland Ave
Warwick, NY US 10990
Friday, January 31, 2020
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