Francis R. Smith,92, of 204 Long Plain Road, Whately died Thursday night, February 12,2015 in the Cooley
Dickinson Hospital in Northampton. He was born in Whately March 26, 1922, the
son of John and Stephania (Hoynoski) Smiarowski. He was educated in Whately
schools and graduated from Deerfield
High School in 1939. In
early years he worked on the family farm and later General Cigar Corp. He also
worked for Meyer & Mendelsohn Inc. and later retired from the University of
Francis married Dorothy Pipione on October
9, 1948. She died in 1959. He married Mildred Pipione April 20, 1959 in St.
Mary’s Church in Turners
Falls. She predeceased
him in 2006. Francis was a communicant of Holy
South Deerfield. He was active in church
affairs. He was a Whately assessor, and a member of the Bicentennial Committee.
He was a lifelong New York Yankee fan and a fanatic UConn
Women’s’ basketball fan.
He is survived
by three sons, Richard E. and his wife Sandra, Robert F. and his wife Mary
Ellen, and William J. and his wife Kathleen all of Whately. Four grandchildren,
Matthew of Greenfield, Nathan of Hatfield, Geoffrey of Bennington, Vt. and
Zachary of Whately. Also nieces and
services will be held Thursday, Feb. 19th at 9:15AM from the Wrisley
Funeral Home, Sugarloaf Street, South Deerfield, followed by a Liturgy of
Christian Burial at 10:00Am in Holy Family Church with the Rev. Philippe Roux,
pastor officiating. Calling Hours will be Wednesday, Feb.18th from 4-7PM.
Donations in his memory may be made to the Whately Emergency Vehicle or the
Cooley Dickinson Hospital.
Sympathy are available at: www.wrisleyfuneralhome.com