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Eleanor Genevieve Smith

March 17, 1931 ~ July 19, 2022 (age 91)


Eleanor Genevieve Smith, known to family and friends as Dimpsy, and to her nieces and nephews as Bopper or Bop, lived a long and full life in New Orleans.
Dimpsy attended Ursuline Academy and graduated from Newcomb College where she was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta. She received her Master’s Degree at Peabody College. As a devoted educator, Dimpsy was an elementary teacher in New Orleans and later a school counselor at Edna Karr High School. She loved teaching. Years after her retirement, her students fondly remembered her. Dimpsy loved to travel and spent many summers exploring the US often with her nieces and nephews along for the memorable adventures. Her travels included destinations in Europe, Mexico, Guatemala, Norway, Denmark, Scotland and England.  She loved sewing and spent many late nights creating outfits for her nieces when they were young. For years, she enjoyed taking films and photos of her travels and of the extended family, and sharing that history during family reunions. Dimpsy enjoyed museums and in later years attended many historical society lectures, and often visited Louisiana Plantations, especially Destrehan Plantation. She also enjoyed attending Catholic retreats. She enjoyed volunteering throughout the community.  Born on St. Patrick’s Day, Dimpsy loved shamrocks, St. Patrick’s Day festivities and all things green.
Dimpsy was the daughter of the late Dr. George L. Smith and Adele Cornay Smith, sister to the late Peter Cornay Smith and the late Martha “Carol” Smith Schiaffino. Dimpsy is survived by her nieces Donna Gilbert, Eleanor Smith, Claire Moughon, Julie Taetz, Carol Cassisa, Ellen Church, nephews Stephen Smith and George Schiaffino, 15 great nieces and nephews, and 11 great, great nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the services on Saturday, July 23, 2022. Visitation will begin at 9:00AM followed by a Catholic Mass at 10:00AM at Garden of Memories Funeral Home, 4900 Airline Drive, Metairie, LA. Interment to follow in Garden of Memories Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to:

River Road Historical Society, 
Post Office Box 5, Destrehan La 70047 phone 985 764 9315

The Historic New Orleans Collection
Gifts by Check
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 Make your check payable to The Historic New Orleans Collection and mail it to the following address:
The Historic New Orleans Collection
Office of Development
533 Royal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

Ursuline Academy
2635 State St
New Orleans, La 70118-6399

Or other Educational or Catholic charity of choice.


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July 23, 2022

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Garden of Memories Funeral Home
4900 Airline Drive
Metairie, LA 70001

July 23, 2022

10:00 AM
Garden of Memories Funeral Home
4900 Airline Drive
Metairie, LA 70001


Garden of Memories Cemetery

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