Judith C. Smith

judith smith

February 6, 1944 ~ May 2, 2024

Born in: New Haven, Connecticut
Resided in: Wallingford, Connecticut

Our beloved mother Judith Carol Pleines Chiaramonte Smith, “Judi,” passed away peacefully on May 2, 2024 from complications of Alzheimer’s Disease. She was born in New Haven, CT on Feb. 6, 1944, to Carl T. and Muriel (Reif) Pleines. Judi was pre-deceased by her parents, her brothers, Carl Junior and Daniel Pleines, her daughter Kelly E. Chiaramonte, and her husband George A. Smith. She is survived and missed by her daughters, Lynne Caryl Chiaramonte, Kathleen D. Capalener (Mark), and Lynn L. Riotte (Gene), her grandchildren, Kate R. Magadan and Jack D. Riotte, her great-grandson, Jacks Riotte, her stepsons, Kenneth (Lori) and William (Sheri) Smith, as well as her first husband and friend Edward Chiaramonte, and numerous friends and extended family.
Judi was raised in Hamden, CT and lived for a time in Lake Stevens, WA before returning to CT. She loved listening to all kinds of music and was supportive of various local bands. She enjoyed traveling, particularly on the back of a Harley Davidson motorcycle. She was happy being at home with her daughter Lynne and her favorite cat, Pearlie, watching birds visit her feeder, and tapping her toes to her favorite music.
A memorial service will be held on Sat., June 29th at 12 noon at St. Paul VI Parish-Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 2819 Whitney Ave., Hamden. To send condolences, please see obituary at www.beecherandbennett.com.


Memorial Mass: June 29, 2024 12:00 pm

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church
2819 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518


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  1. Lynne and family. I am so sorry for your loss. I want you to know I am thinking of you and sending love. I only met your mom a couple of times but she was so sweet. You were so close. Sending hugs to you

  2. Mommy, our time together was too short and I miss you more than words can describe. The love we share is eternal. A bond no one could ever break. I will join you when I get there and there will never be sadness again. I love ❤️ you mom, always and forever ❤️.

  3. I am so sorry for the loss of your mom. I last saw her around 12 years ago at the Hamden High School 1961 reunion. She was my very first girl friend back in the early 50’s when we lived across the street from each other. Rest in Peace dear Judy 🙏🙏🙏

  4. Dear Lynne and Kathy,
    First let me extend my deepest condolences to you. I know your bonds with your Mom were strong and filled with love.
    Judi was my oldest and dearest friend going back to when we were 12. That’s 68 yrs ago. I am so lucky to have so many wonderful memories of us together from our teenage years to our elder years. We laughed and cried together through it all. I will miss her so much .

  5. So very sorry for your loss. Your Mom was a dear friend and a sweet, kind person. We met when we were young girls (12-13) I was living with my Gram (Mommer) and she lived across the street, we always laughed and joked around about everything no matter how bad things were for either of us. I enjoyed our friendship and I am sorry that we lost touch when I moved.
    She adored you girls always. She will be missed.

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