Donald J. SmithApril 19, 1926 ~ December 10, 2017 (age 91)
York Beach, Maine - Donald J. Smith, 91, of 38 Airport Dr., and formerly of Methuen and North Andover, MA passed away Sunday, December 10, 2017 at Durgin Pines surrounded by his loving family. He was born April 19, 1926 in Lawrence, MA a son of the late John C. and Mae G. (Parks) Smith. He graduated from Searles High School where he excelled in basketball, football and track, later being inducted into the Hall of Fame. He proudly served in the United States Navy aboard the USS Overton. He was co-owner of Smith Brothers Brown Derby and was a longtime manager at Stadium Lanes. He fell in love with York Beach while vacationing with his family and made it his permanent home 38 yrs ago. He is survived by the love of his life, his wife Pauline A. (Quinlan) Smith of 63yrs; son Christopher J. Smith (Christine) of Gorham, ME; daughters, Dawn M. Desmond (Daniel) of Atkinson, NH, Laurie A. Marshall (Charles) of York, ME and Wendy J. Boehm (Michael) of Amherst, NH; 12 grandchildren; Kimberly, Amy, Karalyn, Daniel, Bethany, Lauren, Chad, Erin, Julia, Ryan, Caroline and Jeffrey; 6 great-grandchildren and his beloved dogs Barnaby and Quincy. He was predeceased by his twin brother Robert and brother John.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11am on Monday, Dec., 18th in St. Christopher's Church, 4 Barrell Lane, York, Maine with a period of visitation from 10 to 11am for family and friends in the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Friends of the Nubble, 186 York St., York, Maine 03909 or to the York Food Pantry, P.O. Box 180, York, ME 03909. The family would like to thank the staff at Durgin Pines for their loving care and sense of humor while Don was "vacationing" there. Lucas & Eaton Funeral Home, 91 Long Sands Rd., York, Maine is directing arrangements. Visit www.lucaseatonfuneralhome.com
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