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Donald C Smith

March 27, 1947 April 29, 2019
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Donald Charles Smith, 72, of West Townsend, MA, passed away on Monday,
April 29, 2019, at his home, surrounded by his family. He was born on March
27, 1947, in Waltham, MA, the son of Shirley “Bud” Farwell Smith, Jr. and
Phyllis E. (Mennella) Smith.

Don received his Associate’s Degree from Mt. Wachusett Community College,
then earned his Bachelor’s Degree in mechanical / electrical engineering
from Fitchburg State College. Working most recently as a carpenter, his first
job was as a draftsman at Sanders Associates, where he worked on design
drawings for the Saturn V rocket. A member of the National Guard in Nashua
NH, he served his country in Vietnam in the United States Army when his
artillery unit was activated in 1968-69.

The name “Smith” was fitting, as there were few things he could not fix with his
hands. He was skilled at working with all the elements – air, water, wood,
metal, electrical, and more. Having grown up on his parents’ farm, he could
drive a tractor, milk a cow, and hay a field. He could also build a log splitter, fix
a car, and befriend the most vicious dog. He worked for a number of
companies in his career, from Otis Elevator to Nielsen Moulding Design, from
Oil Recovery Systems to the Pony Farm of Temple NH, from Millipore in NH to
Lock Inspection Systems in MA, and he was almost always well liked by those
whom he supervised. Most recently, he enjoyed working for himself as a
carpenter and contractor, rebuilding barns and repairing houses, often creating
elegant designs to use space effectively and produce beautiful solutions.
Donald and his wife, Deborah (Prince) Smith were married on January 17,

He is survived by his wife, Deborah, of West Townsend, MA; his son,
Aaron, of Milford, NH; his daughters, Timalyne Lindquist Frazier and her
husband, Paul, of Providence, RI, and Rebecca Frerichs and her husband,
Dennis, of Fitchburg, MA; his grandchildren, Kasey LaRocque, Phoebe and
Chloe Frazier, and Aria, Luke, and Bradley Conversano; his sister, Shirleen
Smith and her husband, Gary Grainger, of Vienna, VA; his sister-in-law,
Beverly Doherty, of Greenville, NH; and his former wife Karol Lindquist Frazier
and her husband Bobby, of Nantucket. He is predeceased by his brother,
Stephen Farwell Smith.

Family and friends are warmly invited to a service at the Mason Congregational
Church, 33 Valley Rd, Mason, NH, 03048, on Saturday, May 4, 2019, at 2 pm.
The arrangements are in the care of the Michaud Funeral Home, 32 Maple St., Wilton,

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2:00 PM 5/4/2019 2:00:00 PM - 3:00 PM 5/4/2019 3:00:00 PM
Mason Congregational Church

33 Valley rd
Mason, NH 03048

Mason Congregational Church
33 Valley rd Mason 03048 NH
United States

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