In Memoriam : Arthur Smith
Arthur N Smith - age: 55
(December 25, 1957 to July 18, 2013
Friends and relatives may call Thursday from 2 to 4 PM at the Dennett, Craig & Pate funeral Home 13 Portland Road Rt. 202 in Buxton. A 4 pm memorial service will immediately follow at the funeral home.
Loving husband, father, brother, uncle and friend Arthur “Art” Smith of Lyman, ME passed unexpectedly July 18, 2013 in the company of his beloved wife Betsy and two children Lindsay and Corbett.
Art was born on December 25, 1957 in Norwich, CT and was predeceased by his parents, Clarence and Elsie Smith and his brother Glen Smith. He is survived by his wife and children, his brother Craig Smith and sister Carol Burns in addition to numerous extended family.
A graduate of Norwich Free Academy in Connecticut Art grew up in Fitchville and Bozrah, CT. He moved to Maine in 1982 and made a name for himself as a hardworking and dependable tradesman specializing in homebuilding, HVAC and plumbing and, in recent years, glass work. Art was active in many sports and at any family event he would organize incredible whiffle ball games for the kids within his extended family.
When Art wasn’t spending time enjoying leisurely walks with his dog Lacy he was playing pool with his best friend and matchmaker Mike Metevier. An avid New England sports fan he often said he was the luckiest man alive to see in his lifetime the Patriots win the Super Bowl several times, the Red Sox win the World Series (twice!!), the Celtics win a World Championship and the Bruins win the Stanley Cup.
Art will always be remembered for his unique humor, kindness and generosity to others and his zest for life.
Shelley Duff - July 21, 2013 Contact this person
To the family of Arthur...so sorry to hear of his passing... We grew up together in Fitchville Ct. RIP my friend
Kitty White/Johnson - July 21, 2013 Contact this person
Carol, Craig, My heart is with you at this time of loss. It's hard to lose a sibling, Laurel has been gone 7 years, feels like yesterday. Be strong, and if I can help let me know.
Jan Stone - July 22, 2013 Contact this person
Lindsay and family, Our deepest sympathies to all of you.
Richard Marcotte - July 22, 2013 Contact this person
Betsy,Lindsay,Corbett, We are so sorry for your loss...We will always remember Art for his great smile and friendly personality. Glad we got to meet all of you. You are a wonderful family,find strength in each other in your time of grief. One thing I remember, Art always talked highly of his family and his love for his family. Our heart goes out to you all,Bernie and Rick Marcotte
William Stone - July 25, 2013 Contact this person
Betsy @ Family
We are so sorry for your loss
Art was a great friend and co.worker
We always had comments we shared as we were from the same area in CT
and still have family there
He will be greatly missed
With deepest symathy
Bill @ Jean Stone
Betsy Smith - July 16, 2014 Contact this person
This was written by one of Art's closest friends shortly after he died:
Art was a wonderful man and spirit;this world is "ALOT" less beautiful and positive without him in it!! Art had integrity and character (and also was a "character"). I respected his extensive knowledge of tools, repairs and renovations, which he graciously passed on to me and others. He was ever sooooo much like a generous , loving brother to me. I will always remember his great smile, laugh and sense of humor. To (somewhat) quote Morgan Freeman in Shawshank Redemption, "I guess I just miss my (best) friend." To all of Art's family-you are in my thoughts and prayers daily. With much love, Mike Metevier
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