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Frederick B Smith

October 11, 2021


Frederick B Smith,  age 91, passed away peacefully on October 11, 2021.

Fred was born in NYC in May, 1930. Son of Bowen Hunt Bancroft Smith and Sally Shonk Smith, he grew up in Llewelyn Park, West Orange, NJ.  While most successful in his work as a sales executive as VP of sales in numerous companies, and finding joy in the waters of Long Island Sound, NY sailing and power boating, Fred most loved his beautiful home and farm he shared with his late wife Susan in West Wardsboro, VT. It was there he was Selectman of Wardsboro, Chairman of the July 4th Parade and street fair for many years (he was a tough act to follow so no one else would step up)!!  He was also president of the oldest camera club in the US, in Brattleboro ,VT.

Fred will be greatly missed by his children, family and the many dear friends, who have been such an integral part of his excellent life for decades. He was predeceased by his parents and wife Susan Potter Smith. He is survived by his sister Suzanne Yeaw, sister Joan Haskell (Preston), brother J. P. Smith (Kaki) and brother Herbert Bronson Smith (Dean) and his children, Mark Smith, Lisa Ruoff, Paige Beard (Jeff), Wendy Sutton (Jon), Curtis Smith (Suzy), his 5 Grand children, Tyler(Katie), Evan, Danielle, Alexander, Andrei and his great Grandson Braxton. He is also survived by his most dear friends John Hagearty and Elaine Gilman.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday May 7, 2022 in the afternoon at the Willard Hill Cemetery in Harrisville, NH.  There will be a reception with food and drinks following at his cousins home, Foothill Farm, in Dublin.  (Please email for RSVP  time details and directions).

For those who wish, Memorial donations can be made to the Dublin Church with a check through the mail with Fred Smith on the memo line. Mailing address Dublin Church P.O. Box 308 Dublin, NH 03444 or online at (top right of home page).

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