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Quinta D. Smith Beutel

November 25, 2015

 Quinta D. Smith BeutelQuinta D. Smith Beutel, 83, of Jewell Drive, Watertown, died Wednesday evening, November 25, 2015 at the Samaritan Medical Center surrounded by her family. Calling hours will be on Wednesday December 2, 2015 at the Cummings Funeral Service, Inc. from 4:00 to 7:00 pm followed by the funeral service at 7:30 with Rev. Steven M. Murray officiating. At her request Quinta will be cremated.

Quinta was born on October 31, 1932 in Watertown, the daughter of Dominic and Paolino Fiaschetti Misercola and educated in Watertown schools. She was in the restaurant business in the Watertown area for many years at various restaurants including Grieco's Brass Rail for 25 years and Dante's Restaurant among others. A marriage to Alfred G. Smith and one to Richard T. Beutel, ended in divorce. She had attended both her home parish, Holy Family Church and St. Anthony's Church, Watertown, as well as being a member of the Watertown American Legion Post-61. Her children and her grandchildren were her life, and was known as the neighborhood mom as her children grew. She was an avid reader, a fan of country music, and was known for her Italian cooking.

She is survived by her 8 children, Terrence G. Smith, Watertown; Suzanne M. and Jess Park, Watertown; Theodore G. Smith, Sackets Harbor; Tanna J. and Stephen Commeret, Watertown; Julie A. Smith, Watertown; Donna B. and Tim Beutel, Adams Center; Barbara J. Grace and her companion John L. Groff, Adams; Christopher B. Smith and his companion Barbara J. Damon, Theresa; her 16 grandchildren; her 19 great grandchildren; her 3 sisters, Mary Mealus, Carthage; Gina Patchen, Watertown; Tina and Stan Zelinski, Michigan; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She is predeceased by brothers, Hank, Angelo, Pete, and Guido Misercola; as well as sisters, Angie Testa, and Gloria Sullivan.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donation to the American Heart Association Founders Affiliate, P.O. Box-417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005. Online condolences to the family may be made at www.cummingsfuneral.com


#24 Dawn Keefer Luffman 2015-12-24 08:39
I wanted you all to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. If I had heard of your mom's illness and passing I would have been in person to give my condolences. Every time I think of your mom a smile comes to my face. She was a force to be reckoned with and surely will missed. May she be at peace. My deepest sympathy to you all and God Bless, Love Dawn.
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#23 Cliff Olney 2015-12-03 17:19
I wish to express my deepest sympathies to Quinta's family. I knew her and always found her to be out spoken and a good friend who said what she had on her mind. I am sorry to read of her passing and would have been to calling hours had I learned of it earlier. She was a good person and will be missed.
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#22 Bruce and Beth Cole 2015-12-02 12:58
So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you all
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#21 Arlene Bauer 2015-12-01 13:20
To All The Family of Quinta,
So sorry to hear about Quinta's passing. We have may fond memories of Quinta when they visited their camp next to our farm, on Diamond Rd. I remember her lovely smile, fun loving ways, and good Italian Cooking.
Sincerely Arlene and Frank Bauer, and sons John, Joe, and David
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#20 Mark LaFountain 2015-12-01 08:58
Sue and family,
I am sorry to hear about the loss of your mom.
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#19 Maria Thomas 2015-11-30 18:52
To the Wonderful Smith Children
I am so very sorry for your loss. Your Mother was an incredible woman and truly One-of-A- Kind. A proud, strong, wise, determined and dedicated woman. May her spirit always live within you and her love comfort you. Deepest Sympathy to you all - she shall never be forgotten. Love, Maria
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#18 Kim Cook Raymond 2015-11-30 16:20
Terry,Sue,Teddy ,Tanna,Julie,Do nna,Barb,Chris ~ So sorry to hear about your Mom. Have fond memories of your Mom growing up, and the fun times we had as kids. Please know I am thinking of you all. May God Bless.
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#17 Carl Schreckengost 2015-11-30 14:19
I am very sorry I have not seen your mom in years but she was a very kind person to me. Take care Carl
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#16 Shelby Lenten 2015-11-30 14:12
Sending deepest condolences from all of the employees with Preservation Management. Quinta was an amazing resident that I only wish I had the opportunity to know longer. So saddened by your loss, and the loss of all who's lives she touched.
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#15 Rebecca Shamey 2015-11-30 11:44
I'm so sorry for your loss. Quinta was truly a "grande dame" and had so much love for her family. I will always remember her beautiful apartment and strong spirit. I already miss knowing that she will be in our apartment complex.
Praying for you all,
Rebecca Shamey
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