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Joseph M Smith

Passed 02/21/2022

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Joseph M Smith

Passed 02/21/2022

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Obituary For Joseph M Smith

Joseph Martin Smith, 64, of Abington, passed away peacefully in his home on February 21, 2022 after a brief battle with cancer. He was surrounded in peace by his loving wife, children, grandchildren and faithful dogs. Joe was born and raised in Boston, Ma. He was one of the sons of Donald Henry Smith and Therese Louise Delorey Smith Feeney.

Joe worked for the MWRA for 36 years and was just starting to enjoy his retirement. Joe was a man of many talents and hobbies. He enjoyed everything history related. He would watch the History Channel for hours on end. He collected unique WWI and WWII memorabilia, antiques and loved thrift stores and flea market hunting. Joe enjoyed bargain hunting and would scour stores for patches, coins and stamps with the same concentration people look at cars. Joe enjoyed building models of aircraft carriers, model train setups, and could make any dollhouse his girls and sister wanted out of plywood. Joe took pride and great care of his Mustang, which he had always wanted since childhood. Joe would only use charcoal grills to grill steak tips, loved fishing and was a longtime member of Braintree Rifle and Pistol Club. He was very proud of having one of the oldest memberships on the range.

Joe met his wife, Joyce Ann Morash in 1977 from her brother John while they were active in the United States Marine Corps. According to legend, Joe took one look at Joyce Ann and said to her brother, I want to marry your sister Joyce. And so he did on November 8, 1979 and is still married to her to this day, 42 years later. Joe is survived by his daughters, Lisa Marie Smith, Kelly Jean Smith and Bridget Joyce Smith. Joe is survived by His son, Joseph Martin Smith Jr. Joe was a loving grandfather to Charlotte Autumn and Benjamin Russell, who will always know his unconditional love and support. Joe was the loving brother to his sister Jeanne Hanrahan and her husband, Douglas Hanrahan, his brothers James Smith and John Smith. Joe was a loving uncle to his nieces Kathryn O’Reilly and Annie O’Reilly and his grand nephew Zane. Joe is survived by countless friends and family and loved his dogs, Diamond, Sunny, Boston, Grisal, Pumpkin.

Visiting hours will be Friday, February 25, from 4:00-7:00 pm in the Magoun-Biggins Funeral Home,135 Union Street, Rockland Ma. All family and friends are welcome to come share memories and celebrate Joseph’s life. The family respectfully requests all guests to wear masks for the safety of his wife

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  • 02/22/2022

    I am sorry Lisa for the loss of your Dad and to your family especially to your Mom. What a beautiful tribute, may he Rest in Peace and may your Mom and you and your family find solace in beautiful memories.

  • 02/22/2022

    Joyce and family I am so sorry for your loss. Joe was such a kind hearted true friend! Loved his family first and foremost! Already missing you bud...thanks for watching over me♥️ Pam

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