January 19, 2020
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ROCHESTER, N.H. – Leo. M. Smith, 75, of Rochester, N.H. formerly of Rockland and Kittery, died Dec. 29, 2004, at Dover Rehabilitation, in Dover N.H. He was born March 8, 1929, in Medford, Mass. He leaves his beloved wife, Ann Farley Smith, of Rochester, to whom he was married for 35 years; a son, Michael T. Smith; a daughter, Sandra Rodrigue and her husband, Jacques, and their son, Jacob. Leo also leaves children, Eileen Pearson and her husband, Steve, Leo G. Smith and his wife, Lin, Patricia Cross, and her husband, and Denise Smith; brothers, Gordon Smith, and Philip Smith; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Leo taught physcial education and Health at Robert Traip Academy. He became the Varsity Football and Varsity Basketball coaches. Leo started the girls track program at Traip in 1974. Some of his teams had over 100 girls doing track. In 1979, Leo moved into Administration at Rockland District High School, Rockland, where for many years he was the asst. principal and director of student activities. In 1986, Leo became principal of the high school and remained in that position until kidney disease and dialysis forced him into retirement. Leo was a member of American Legion Post 1 of Rockland, a member of the Rotary Club of Rockland. He and Ann returned to the Seacoast two years ago to be closer to their children and their friends. A memorial service will be celebrated 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 3, 2004, at the Eliot Baptist Church, Rte. 236. Visiting is 4-6 p.m. Sunday, at the J.S. Pelkey Funeral Home, 125 Old Post Road, Kittery. In lieu of flowers please make memorial donations to establish an award at Robert W. Traip Academy, and to help defray medical bills which have added up over the course of Leo’s many hospitalizations. Memorial donations may be made to: Michael T. Smith, P.O. Box 178, Kittery, ME 03904.

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