David W. Smith of Tyngsboro

5550 Smith 2David W. Smith, 68, of Tyngsboro, MA died on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at home surrounded by his loving family.

He was married to Barbara B. Smith with whom he celebrated their 41st wedding anniversary on March 29, 2015.

Born in Melrose, MA he was the son of the late Frank and Dorothy Smith and brother of the late Frankie Smith.  Dave graduated from Reading High School with the class of 1965 and earned Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Chemistry from Lowell Technological Institute. He worked as a chemical engineer for the Gillette Company for 33 years in Andover, Boston, and Reading, U.K., where he made lifelong friends. He retired in 2007.

He was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church.

Dave was an active volunteer with the Boy Scouts of America since 1986, and was a founding leader of both Pack 46 and Troop 46 in Tyngsboro. He devoted many volunteer hours to Toys for Tots, IMEC, and the AARP tax preparation program in Tyngsboro.

Besides his wife, his family includes a son, Daniel Smith and his wife, Jessica Sprangers, and his  granddaughter, Alexis Smith of Burlington, a son Greg Smith and his partner, Renee Eriksen of Monterey, CA; Jackie Hayes, wife of his cousin the late Woody Hayes, and their family, Kim and Kevin Williams, Donna and Weldon Green and Mike Hayes and his daughter Bailey, all of New Brunswick, Canada; brothers and sisters-in-law, Pearl Brooks and the late David Brooks of Hudson, NH, Marilyn and Jim Gourley of Sheridan OR, Tom and Sue Brooks of Chelmsford, and Jack Brooks and the late Ann Marie Brooks of Dracut; and many nieces and nephews.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dave’s memory  in support of local Scouting programs to the Key Foundation Inc., www.keyfoundation.org

Visiting hours Sun. 2 to 6P.M. Funeral Mon. at 8A.M. from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, with a funeral Mass at 9A.M. at St. John the Evangelist Church. Burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Tewksbury. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.

10 Condolences for David W. Smith of Tyngsboro

    Michael and Yvonne Walton

    Barbara, Greg and Renee – our thoughts are with you at this sad time; we are so sorry for your loss. Memories of Dave will remain forever in your heart.

    The Waltons


    Jane Sockey

    I’m saddened to hear of the tremendous loss of David your husband, lifelong love, partner and best friend. My thoughts and prayers are for you and your family, during a most difficult time.


    Kate Deasy-Vizen

    My deepest condolences to Barbara and the Smith family. I am saddened to hear of Dave’s passing. Please know of mine and my families prayers. Sending you a big hug and lots of love.

    Kate Deasy-Vizen


    Carl Iovanni

    I was so saddened to hear about Dave’s passing. I worked with Dave at Gillette for many years. Dave was a wonderful person, always kind and a great work partner. My heartfelt sympathy to Dave’s family.


    Kristy West

    The world lost a great man. He was kind, selfless, had a big heart and loved by many. May he rest is peace until he can be reunited with all that he loves. He will be greatly missed. With warm and heartfelt sympathy, please know my thoughts are with you and the family. Kristy, Cody, Ray and Danny


    frani brandano

    The RMHS Class of ’65 sends their sincere condolences on the passing of David..Our prayers and thoughts are with you & your family. He will always be remembered as a nice guy who was liked by many..God Bless


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