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Smith, Robert E. “Smitty”

Smith, Robert Edward, known as Bob or Smitty to his friends and family, died Thursday, September 10, 2020 at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Brockton.  He was 84.  Smitty was born April 10, 1936 in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of Donald William and Faye (Corey) Smith Dionne.  Right from High School he enlisted in the Marine Corps and served for two terms.  He was recalled from the reserves for a year of active duty in Vietnam with the Navy Seabees.  Bob worked as a firefighter with the Westwood Fire Department for 20 years until his retirement in 1983. He then became a bus driver for the Westwood School System for 10 years.  In his spare time he worked as a carpenter with his brother-in-law Jack Sandberg.  He also worked for several years as the sexton for the First Baptist Church in Westwood where he was a longtime member and where he sang in the choir.  Smitty was a member of Elliot-Hyde Park Masonic Lodge (now Celestial Lodge) AF & AM, as well as a Shriner, and member of Allepo Temple Shrine of Wilmington.  He was the husband of the late Genevieve “Jenny” Ann (DeAngelis) Smith; the brother of the late Norma Smith and the late Joan Sandberg; and the grandfather o the late Robert E. Smith III.  Smitty is survived by his son, Robert E. Smith Jr., and his wife Patty, of Taunton; his two daughters, Ann Marie Anderson Beltis of Homosassa, Florida, and Cheryl Anderson Mills-Scarchilli, and her husband David, of Norton; his grandchildren, Kimberly, DeAnne, Derek, Caila, and Sara; his great grandchildren, Hayley, Briley, Cheyenne, Braelyn, Amelia, and Maeve; and his great great grandson, Kylan.  Visiting hours will be held Tuesday, September 15th from 4 to 7 pm at the Folsom Funeral Home, 649 High Street, Westwood with a Masonic Service by Celestial Lodge AF & AM of Westwood at 6:30 pm.  A private graveside funeral service will be held Wednesday at 10 am at New Westwood Cemetery, Westwood.  Friends may watch the graveside service at   In lieu of flowers donations to the First Baptist Church, 808 High Street, Westwood, MA 02090 would be appreciated.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Donna Rowan
    September 12th, 2020 | 9:34 pm

    Ann Marie, Cheryl and Bobby,

    We are so sorry for your huge loss! Your dad, our Uncle lived a fulfilling life! We will miss him! You are I. Our thoughts and prayers! Remember your Dad along with your Mom will always be in your heart!

    Donna, Michael and Amanda

  2. Barbs
    September 12th, 2020 | 9:35 pm

    AnnMarie, Cheryl and extend families, my deepest condolences. XO

  3. Me &Mrs BrianThomas
    September 13th, 2020 | 8:33 am

    It’s been our pleasure to have gotten to know Smitty. He was a wonderful man ,Father, Husband and Friend. We will miss him. And our condolences to the Family.

  4. Dianne Scarchilli
    September 13th, 2020 | 12:19 pm

    Very sad news to hear this morning! Although I have only met him a few times, I found him to be a wonderful person and enjoyed seeing and speaking to him. He lit up the room with his joviality and kind nature. He will be missed! God bless him and the whole Family! ❤️

  5. Denise McGowan
    September 13th, 2020 | 1:33 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of your Wonderful Father..
    He was A True Hero and loved by many.. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family..
    My Sincere Condolences, Denise

  6. Linda & Lou Valentine
    September 13th, 2020 | 1:41 pm

    Your dad was an amazing, kind & gentle soul who was always there for his family & friends. We are thinking of you all during this difficult time & sending prayers & hugs to you all.

  7. Caroline & Lois Powers
    September 13th, 2020 | 3:19 pm

    On behalf of the entire Powers family I would like to express our sincerest condolences to the entire extended Smith family. We hope that your fond memories of “Pop” bring you comfort now and in the future. Sincerely, The Powers Family.

  8. Linda & Winn
    September 13th, 2020 | 4:05 pm

    Your Dad was a ray of sunshine to everyone who met him. So sorry for your loss. ❤️

  9. Kathy (Hanberry) Terrio
    September 14th, 2020 | 4:21 am

    Dear Annmarie,Cheryl and Bobby
    I was sad to hear of your dad’s passing. So many memories for so many years of your Dad and mom.
    He was always such a pleasant man with a great quite sense of humor. My prayers are with you all during this time.
    Love and light

  10. Vaughan Family
    September 14th, 2020 | 7:07 am

    We are so sorry for your loss. We didn’t know him personally but heard great things and stories about him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Our Sincere Condolences

  11. Gloria & Dave Dubak
    September 14th, 2020 | 10:22 am

    So sorry for your loss, we will keep your family in our Thoughts and prayers. If you need anything please let’s us know.

  12. Margery Jane Eramo
    September 16th, 2020 | 10:10 am

    Bobby, Anne Marie and Cheryl, I am saddened to hear of your dad‘s passing. You – and your children and grandchildren – have my heartfelt condolences for your great loss. RIP Mr. Smith.

  13. Carol Kerrigan
    September 16th, 2020 | 6:42 pm

    Cheryl, Annmarie and Bobby,
    I am so sorry for the loss of your Dad. He will always be remembered as a real special man. You should all be so proud to have called him Pop.
    My prayers are with you all.

  14. November 13th, 2020 | 7:19 pm

    He was the best school bus driver, all the kids fondly called him “coach”. My daughter would take him a lily on Easter and leave it on his doorstep. He was a sweet man with a kind disposition. He was a part of our lives for many years.
    RIP, coach, you were loved by many.

  15. Adina Colangelo
    December 6th, 2020 | 5:48 pm

    I am very sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. He was a longtime client of mine and my fathers before that. He would always to talk about his Jenny, who I didn’t get a chance to meet. He was a lovely person.
    My sympathies,
    Adina Colangelo

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