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Francis "Smitty" J. Smith

November 17, 2019
Francis "Smitty" J. Smith
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Obituary for Francis "Smitty" J. Smith

Francis J.Smith (Smitty), age
81, of Stratford after a long journey has gone to live with Jesus
forever. He was the beloved husband 53 years of Barbara Smith.
Born in Bridgeport on January
12, 1938, he was the son of the
late Frank and Ottillia Smith. A
longtime resident of Stratford
he worked as a Pressman at
Ashcroft (formally Dresser
Industries) 36 years.
Smitty lived and loved his
devoted family deeply and will
sadly be missed by his two
children Scott Smith (Laura) of
Beacon Falls, Jill Root (Jack)
of Stratford and his precious
blessing were his four grandchildren Eric, Katelyn, Julia, and
Christopher who filled his life
with joy. Survived also, Sisterin-law, Karen (George) Hangos,
niece and nephew.
You could always find him
enjoying cutting his grass and
working hard to keep it perfect
or in the garden with his roses
and flowers. Smitty was an avid
sports fan continuously faithful
to his Miami Dolphins and Mets.
He will be sadly missed by his
neighbors and friends who have
been by his side through this
Smitty was a longtime member of St. James community
and upon retirement looked
forward to spending time on
Friday mornings with his friends
of the stapling team. His family
would like to acknowledge the
extraordinary love, care and
support he received from the
staff and Hospice Team at Lord
Friends may greet the family
directly at the celebration of
life which will be Thursday,
November 21, 2019 at 10:30
AM with Father Peter Adamski,
Celebrant, at St. James R.C.
Church, Main Street, Stratford.
Inurnment will follow at St. John
Cemetery, Stratford.
In lieu of flowers, the family
request donations be made in
his name to Saint Jude’s children’s hospital or Saint James
Care Of Our Father House

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Memorial Mass




10:30 AM 11/21/2019 10:30:00 AM - 11:15 AM 11/21/2019 11:15:00 AM
St. James Church

2070 Main Street
Stratford, CT 06615

St. James Church
2070 Main Street Stratford 06615 CT
United States

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St. John Cemetery Final Resting Place

2610 Nichols Avenue
Stratford, CT 06614

2610 Nichols Avenue Stratford 06614 CT
United States

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