A funeral Mass will be offered Sept. 30 in the chapel of Teresian House, Albany, for Sister Mary Genevieve Smith, who died Sept. 18. She was 84 and had been a Religious of the Sacred Heart for 53 years.

A native of St. Louis, she was a librarian and then, as a sister, she taught third grade and did bookkeeping in California. In 1971, she co-founded Abba House of Prayer in Albany with Sister Elizabeth Hoye, offering retreat opportunities for religious and laypeople - which dovetailed with her ecumenical work - for three decades. She last served as a parish secretary and sacristan in California.

Survivors include a sister, Margaret Smith of Sherwood, Ore. Interment was in Sacred Heart Cemetery at Kenwood, Albany.