Smithfield – Donald R. Smith, 92, formerly of Pawtucket and Smithfield, died March 13, 2018 at Saint Antoine Residence, North Smithfield. He was the beloved husband of Georgette (Brais) Smith. Mr. & Mrs. Smith had been married for seventy-one years.
Born in Providence, a son of the late Alexander and Caroline (Kaczmarczyk) Smith, grew up in Gaspee Point, Warwick. He and his wife raised their family in Pawtucket, before moving to Smithfield twenty-two years ago.
Mr. Smith was a graduate of Aldrich High School, Class of 1943, Warwick. Upon graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving in the 85th Infantry Division during World War II, earning a Purple Heart with an Oak Leaf Cluster and a Bronze Star.
After the war, he worked as an independent window cleaner, operating East Side Window Cleaning; worked as a supervisor at Murdock Webbing; and as a bagger at Stop & Shop, retiring in 2010.
He was Past President and Treasurer of the Esmond Village Tenants Association. He enjoyed helping others, spending time with his loving family especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren, working on cars and in later years playing golf.
Besides his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Susan Wade, and her husband James, of Narragansett, Lynn Orellana, and her husband Jon, of Livermore, California, and Melanie Noll, and her husband Jeffrey of Smithfield; two sons, Robert Smith of Mesa, Arizona, and Christopher Smith, and his wife Dawn, of Johnston; one sister, Constance Rossi of Prescott, Arizona; nine grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late William C. Smith and Francis N. Smith.
Relatives and friends are invited to Visiting Hours on Sunday, March 18, 2018 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. at Bellows Funeral Chapel, 160 River Road, Lincoln. His funeral, with burial in Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery, Exeter will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory to St. John the Baptist Church, 69 Quincy Avenue, Pawtucket, R.I. 02860 would be appreciated.
Saint John the Baptist Church
69 Quincy Avenue, Pawtucket RI 02860