DALE V. SMITH

Posted Jan. 19, 2010, at 7:18 p.m.

FORT FAIRFIELD – Dale V. Smith, 77, husband of the late Joan M. (Doucette) Smith, passed away unexpectedly Monday, Jan. 18, 2010, at a Presque Isle health care facility. He was born Aug. 29, 1932, in Fort Fairfield, the son of Douglas and Vivian (Clark) Smith. He was educated in the Fort Fairfield school system and served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, stationed in Europe. He married Joan M. Doucette, May 4, 1953, and had been employed for many years by Houghton Farms, Fort Fairfield. He also had been employed by Bonanza Restaurant, Presque Isle, and most recently had worked at Hillside IGA, Fort Fairfield. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Paul Lockhart Post No. 6187, Fort Fairfield, a third degree member of Knights of Columbus, Council No. 1753, Fort Fairfield, and Fort Fairfield Lions Club. Dale enjoyed working and keeping busy. He loved people and always made time to share in conversation. He will be remembered by his family as a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. In addition to his parents, Dale was predeceased by his wife, Joan, May 29, 2005; and one son-in-law, Richard Lynch. He is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Paul J. and Violet Smith of Old Town, and Peter D. and Laurie Smith of Laury’s Station, Pa.; one daughter, Lori J. Lynch and her fiance, Tobie Devoe, both of Fort Fairfield; two brothers, Sheldon Smith of West Peabody, Mass., Glenn Smith and his wife, Loraine, of Allentown, Pa.; five grandchildren, Nicholas Lynch and his wife, Jaime, of Fort Fairfield, Teri Lynch and her fiance, Brett Delong, both of Limerick, Kelly Lynch of Fort Fairfield, Jerod Nichols of Portland, and Aaron Nichols of Portsmouth, N.H.; one great-grandson, Seth Delong of Limerick; one nephew, Matthew Smith; and one niece, Ashley Smith, both of Allentown, Pa. In keeping with Dale’s wishes, calling hours will be private for the family. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, at Parish of the Precious Blood, St. Denis Catholic Church, 147 Main St., Fort Fairfield, with the Rev. L. Chanel Cyr, celebrant. A time of continued fellowship will be held after the funeral Mass at VFW Paul Lockhart Post No. 6187, Presque Isle Street, Fort Fairfield. Those who wish may contribute in memory of Dale to Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301. Arrangements have been entrusted to Giberson-Dorsey Funeral Home, 144 Main St., Fort Fairfield. <>

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