- August 8, 1935 - January 31, 2015
of Don's Passing
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Don Smith, 79, of Littleton passed away on January 31, 2015 at Mass General Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Patricia (Walsh) Smith, they were married for 58 years. Born in 1935 in Fairgrove, Michigan he was the son of late Cecil and Beatrice Smith. In 1955, after serving a year for the Michigan National Guard, Don was transferred to Fort Devens as a member of the U.S. Army Security Agency. He served his country until 1961 when he left the armed forces to pursue a successful career in Education. Don taught in numerous positions at Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School in Fitchburg, MA for 24 years. Don held a Bachelors in Business Administration from UMASS Lowell and a Master's in Education from Fitchburg State College. In addition to his career in Education, Don also served as a town Selectman in Littleton for 6 years, serving as Chairman for 2 years. Don also served his community as a member of the Littleton Fire Department, both as an EMT and firefighter, earning the rank of Lieutenant over a 33 year career. He was a member of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Ayer, The American Vocational Assn., the Massachusetts Vocational Assn., and the National Registry of EMT's.
Don is survived by his loving wife, Patricia (Walsh) Smith of Littleton, and his loving children Richard Smith of Littleton, Thomas Smith of Windham, NH, Donna Dewey of Ashby, MA. Don is also survived by his sisters, Judy Miller of Saginaw, MI, and Jacqueline Powers of Essexville, MI. Don was also the brother of late Phillip Smith. Don is also survived his loving and cherished 5 grandchildren. And 3 Great Grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be held at Badger Funeral Home, 347 King Street, Littleton, MA. On Tuesday February 10, 2015 at 10 am, Visiting Hours will be held on Monday from 5-8PM. Burial will be at Westlawn Cemetery in Littleton, MA. Please see www.badgerfuneral.com