Nowinski, Regina F. (Smith), 79, passed away on June 30, 2017.  Daughter of the late Joseph and Yolanda (Scharff) Smith, and former wife and friend of the late Henry Nowinski, she was a 44 year resident of West Milford.  Regina was a homemaker and a very special, honest, generous and caring person.  She touched many lives.  She had a big heart, loved animals, and donated frequently to charities.  She was a loving mother and grandmother who always went out of her way to make people comfortable.  Surviving are son Joseph Nowinski of Charlotte, NC, daughter Diane Bayles (companion Gary) of West Milford, and grandchildren Henry, Taylor, Tyler and Regina.  In addition to her parents and former husband, also predeceased are son Henry Nowinski and brothers James, Vincent and Joseph Smith.  A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, 1911 Union valley Road, Hewitt, NJ 07421.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the West Milford Animal Shelter Society, PO Box 72, West Milford, NJ 07480.