Thomas H. Smith
Thomas H. Smith
  • August 11, 1926 - July 12, 2017
  • Fairhaven, Massachusetts

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Thomas H. Smith, Jr., age 90, of Fairhaven, passed away Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at Care One of New Bedford. He was the husband of the late Irene (Martin) Smith.

Born in New Bedford, the son of the late Thomas Sr. and Stella (Warsoski) Smith, he was a lifelong area resident.

Mr. Smith served for the United States Navy during World War II where he was a baker on the USS Shelby. He worked for Rodney Metals for over 45 years until retiring, taught accordion and played in local bands during his 20s and 30s. Known by many as "Uncle Tom", he was always ready to lend a hand and was one of the all-time great guys. He was also a very active member of St. Joseph's Church.

He is survived by a niece, Susan Allua and her husband Brad of Fairhaven, who were also his caretakers; a nephew, Alfred Chartier of Crystal River, FL; three great-nephews, Brad Allua of Fairhaven, Jonathan Allua of San Antonio, TX and Kristofer Allua of Oceanside, NY; three great great-nephews, Logan of Dartmouth, Christian and Cole of Oceanside, NY; two grandchildren, Kyle Boucher of Fairhaven and Josh Boucher of CA; and his dear friends, Bob Boucher, Kristine and Bob Brunette, Robert Chase and the staff at A&A Auto, where he spent so much time and missed so much during his illness.

His Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at 10AM at the WARING-SULLIVAN HOME at FAIRLAWN, 180 Washington St., Fairhaven followed by burial in St. Mary's Cemetery, New Bedford. Visiting Hours will be from 9AM to 10AM prior to his service. For online tributes or directions please visit: