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Paul Smietana Obituary

1966 - 2006
Paul Thaddeus Smietana, 39, of Crane Avenue South, Taunton, died unexpectedly on October 22, 2006 in Quinaonayanan, Philippines. He was the husband of Chitadelia (Badoin) Smietana to whom he was married on February 12, 1994.

Born in Attleboro, Massachusetts on Christmas Day – December 25, 1966, he was a son of Thaddeus and Barbara A. (Fredette) Smietana. He was raised and educated in Attleboro where he was a 1984 graduate of Attleboro High School.

As a self-employed electrician, Mr. Smietana was the principle of Smietana Communications in Taunton.

An avid fisherman, he was the recipient of the Sportsman of the Year Award in 2003 after he and a partner saved the life of a stranded wind surfer. He was a member of the Rhode Island Federation of Bass Masters and enjoyed participating in numerous fishing excursions and tournaments.

He was a member of the Evangelical Covenant Church in Attleboro and will be lovingly remembered by both family and friends for his sense of humor and caring nature.

Mr. Smietana resided in Taunton for the past three years having moved there from Norton where he resided for three years after leaving the City of Attleboro where he had lived for more than thirty years.

In addition to his wife of 12 years and his parents, he was the loving father of Connie Marie Smietana. He leaves two brothers: Theodore Smietana and his wife, Kathleen A. (Money) Smietana, of Taunton and Robert Smietana and his wife, Kathy A. (Gaulke) Smietana, of Wildwood, Illinois; a sister: Kristen Rounseville and her husband, Rev. Glenn Rounseville, of South Attleboro; his wife’s parents: Efraim and Concepcion Badoin of the Philippines; a sister-in-law: Charito and her husband, Edgar Leal, of the Philippines and many nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late John E. Smietana.

Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend visitation on Friday, November 10, 2006 from 4:00 – 8:00 PM in the “Memorial Chapel” of the DYER-LAKE FUNERAL HOME, 161 Commonwealth Avenue (exit 5 off I-95 N or S, go right at end of ramp, ¾ mile on left), Village of Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro.

Those in need of a ride to visitation may call the funeral home at (508) 695-0200 to make an advance reservation for such free transportation.

Relatives and friends are also cordially invited to attend Funeral Services on Veteran’s Day – Saturday, November 11, 2006 at 10:00 AM at the Evangelical Covenant Church, 841 North Main Street – Route 152, Attleboro with the Rev. Kent Palmquist, Pastor, officiating. The funeral procession will proceed via foot to nearby North Purchase Cemetery for graveside services immediately following church services.

Following cemetery services an invitation will be extended to return with the family to the church for a time of continued fellowship and refreshments.

Children’s room available during visitation.

In lieu of flowers and in honor of Paul’s love for the children in Quinaonayanan, Philippines, memorial donations may be made to the Paul T. Smietana Memorial Fund, c/o Evangelical Covenant Church, 841 North Main Street – PO Box 208, Attleboro, MA 02703.

To send the family a written expression of sympathy, please visit our on-line guest book located on the internet at www.dyer-lakefuneralhome.com.

Arrangements are under the direction of the DYER-LAKE FUNERAL HOME, 161 Commonwealth Avenue, Village of Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro. (508) 695-0200.
Published online on 11/3/2006.