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Donald Edward Smith

August 21, 1924 ~ January 6, 2018 (age 93)

The Piano Brothers

Donald E. Smith, 93, a life-long resident of East Longmeadow, passed away on the morning of January 6, 2018. Donald was born to John G. and Bertha R. (MacDougall) Smith on August 21, 1924.  He attended Center School, Forest Park Junior High and Technical High School.  During World War II he was a proud member of the United States Navy.  He worked for Monsanto in Indian Orchard for 37 years, retiring in 1983. In April of 1952 he married Stella Barszcz of Gilbertville, MA.  She passed away in 2009.  In addition to his wife and parents, he was also pre-deceased by brothers Grant, Warren and Douglas Smith, sisters Velma Jarvis, Shirley Metcalf and Barbara Roberts. He is survived by his daughters Dianne (Earl) Homsher of Los Angeles, Nancy (Gary) Savaria, Susan Smith, and son David Smith, all of East Longmeadow.  He also leaves four grandchildren:  Kristen Homsher, Eric Homsher, Kathryn Barney and Derrick Savaria; and five great-grandchildren:  Raymond Homsher, Violet, Amethyst and Austin Barney, and Caiden Savaria. He enjoyed yard work and gardening, snowmobiling and spending time in Vermont with his son David.  A fond farewell to his “Monday Meeting” buddies at the Eastfield Mall. Per his request, there will be no calling hours.  Burial will be private at the convenience of the family at the Baptist Village Cemetery, East Longmeadow. For online condolences please visit www.hafeyfuneralservice.com

 


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