Harry T. Smith

Born: Thu., Jul. 19, 1923
Died: Wed., Jan. 26, 2011

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ATHOL - Harry T. Smith, 87 of 62 Pinedale Road, Athol, died Wednesday, January 26, 2011 in the UMass Memorial Medical Center - University Campus, Worcester. He was born in Otter River, on July 19, 1923, the son of the late Frank and the late Honora (Conners) Smith. Harry grew up in Otter River and was educated in Otter River. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne. He worked as a butcher for the former M&M Supermarket and Polly and Bob's Market in Athol, he then worked for Heywood Wakefield in Gardner for several years and later at the J.F. McElwain Shoe Shop in Athol. He was well known for his catering in the local area and was a bartender at Traverse Street for many years as well as several other local establishments. He was an avid Red Sox fan, loved his dogs and especially loved sharing his food with friends and neighbors. He was a member of the Athol American Legion, the Athol V.F.W. , the Franco American Club and the Otter River Sportsmen Club. He leaves four daughters, Jeanne Smith of Key West, FL, Dianne Russell and her husband Jeff of Norfolk, VA, Karen Smith and her husband Clay Qualters of Orange, Debbie Manning and her husband Michael of Northborough; one son, Gregory T. Smith of Athol; one brother, Charlie Smith of New Haven, CT; four grandchildren, Kevin Manning, Colleen Manning, Patrick Manning, Angela Deveneau; two great grandchildren, Connor Manning, Chelsea Deveneau and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Norma (Nylander) Smith, by seven brothers, Frank Smith, Bert Smith, Donald Smith, Robert Smith, Roland Smith, Arthur Smith, George Smith and by two sisters, Margaret Long and Kay Fallon. Graveside services will be held Saturday, February 5, 2011 at 4:15 pm in Silver Lake Cemetery, Silver Lake Street, Athol. Calling hours will be held Saturday, February 5, 2011, from 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. at the Fiske Funeral Home, 1356 Main St., Athol. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made in his memory to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701 or to the American Cancer Society, New England Division, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. For more information or to sign our online guest book please visit www.fiskefuneralhome.com. Fiske Funeral Home 1356 Main Street, Athol is directing arrangements.

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Burke Family
   Posted Fri January 28, 2011
Our deepest sympathies.....we loved you Harry.

Karen Smith
   Posted Sat January 29, 2011
Pops, I'll miss you everyday, but with Mom now so give her a kiss from me. Love always Karen

ray burnham
   Posted Sat January 29, 2011
I'll miss Harry as one of the best neighbors. The talks on porch and always a beep of the horn on his way buy the yard. The yell across the yard for a plate of eats because he made so much. My deepest sympathies to the smith family. Your freind Ray

Al and Tina Newman
   Posted Sun January 30, 2011
It's never easy. You' are in our thoughts.

Paul Smith
   Posted Sun January 30, 2011
It was nice renewing old times with you this fall..Going to miss you Harry..My prayers and thoughts are with the family. May you rest in peace..

Deanna haddocks
   Posted Sun January 30, 2011
Harry will be missed by many, myself included. He treated me as one of his daughters and his kind heart I will always remember!! I have so many great memories and I will forever remember them and him!! Harry has always been one to do what made him happy and I hope I will always do the same!! Harry I will miss you but I know you are in a great place and lived life to the fullest!! Love Deanna

jeff and pam jobst
   Posted Sun January 30, 2011
Greg Our deepest sympathies. Jeff and Pam

Ken & Angie Fish
   Posted Mon January 31, 2011
To Harry's Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Harry was a wonderful person and will be missed by all. Treasure all the beautiful memories you've had with him over the years. God Bless! Love, Scoop,Angie,Colin and Zachary

David S. Ambrose
   Posted Tue February 01, 2011
To the family of Harry T. Smith please know how saddened many of us are of your father's passing and know how much he was loved. I knew your dad from my past years living in Athol and his association with the Athol VFW, our mutual friend Ted Crumb past VFW commander/Rat Race Big Cheese and his bar tending at Traverse St. Also he was friends with my uncle John Amistadi from the shoe shop days and always friendly to my mom Nellie Ambrose currently a resident in Applewood Home Care. I too was always treated warmly by your dad and would borrow his chicken racks for Athol Gun Club BBQ's. He was always helpful to everyone, friendly and had a warm smile and personality. I knew his son Craig the best and my sympathy to him and all his family as well. May he be at peace with Christ. Most sincerely, David Ambrose and Family Dunstanle, MA.

Evelyn & Ed
   Posted Tue February 01, 2011
GREG,ED AND I ARE VERY SORRY FOR YOUR DADS PASSING.WE ARE THINKING OF YOU. ED & EVELYN CONKEY

Eldine Equi
   Posted Fri February 04, 2011
I will remember Uncle Harry as a very caring and giving person who loved his wife and family very deeply. I will always remember how he took care of my grandmother and grandfather. He was a very generousman, and I will remember him with love. Deanie

Michael-Colleen and Kids
   Posted Sat February 05, 2011
Greg and family, we are so happy to have been able to know your father. What a guy. He always put a smile on our faces.Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time.

Daryl Marsh
   Posted Sun February 06, 2011
Sorry for your loss, will miss our Monday chats Buddy

Richard Hill, Marlene lawton
   Posted Mon February 07, 2011
Our condolences on your loss. We will miss him.

Enrique Cintron
   Posted Fri February 11, 2011
I send my condolences to Greg and his family Harry was a great man and a friend to all he will be missed,..

Frances Smith McFaul
   Posted Sat February 12, 2011
I have so many warm memories of Uncle Harry and Aunt Norma and all of my "Smith cousins" in Athol. Please know you have been in my thoughts and prayers.

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