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Updated: 07/12/2014 08:00:01AM

Rosemary F. Smith

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Rosemary Filia Smith, of Venice, Fla., died Thursday, July 3, 2014.

Rosemary was an avid bridge player who placed in several international championships. She was also a member of the Venice-Nokomis Women’s Club. She and her husband, Richard, lived and worked in Saudi Arabia for about 25 years.

Survivors include her son, Alexander (Sandra) Smith, of Venice, Fla.; daughter, Antoinette Smith of Front Royal, Va.; grandchildren, Nicole Smith of Durham, N.C., and Michael Smith of Jacksonville, Fla.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Rosemary was predeceased by her husband, Richard, in 2008.

Services: A Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, July 11, at Epiphany Cathedral. Inurnment followed in the church gardens. Farley Funeral Home handled arrangements. To send condolences, visit:

Contributions: In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Tidewell Hospice, Inc., 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238.