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Raymond J. Smith


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Raymond J. Smith Obituary
Raymond J. "Skip" Smith, age 79, a resident of Old West Road, Arlington, died on Sunday, October 30, 2016 following a long illness. He was born in Bennington on October 15, 1937 and was the son of the late Raymond J. and Marjorie (Morse) Smith. Sr. He received his education in Arlington. Ray served in the Navy as an Airman from 1955-1958. He married the former Rita Lyons on October 10, 1974 in Bennington. She passed away on July 4, 2013. Ray had been employed at Oak-Mitsui for several years and then at Hannaford Supermarket in Bennington. He enjoyed fishing and hunting. Ray is survived by family and friends, including his sister-in-law; Marsh Buchiane. He is predeceased by three sisters. SERVICES: Friends may call at the Mahar and Son Funeral Home on Friday afternoon, Nov 4, from 3-5PM. Interment will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to the Southwestern Vermont Regional Cancer Center, 120 Hospital Drive in Bennington, VT 05201. Ray is totally indebted to the Oncology Dept at SVHC. Great people! Also, important to his welfare these last years are his neighbors who were very supportive, especially after Rita passed away. Her family always loved him. Ray had a good life and a great attitude, may he be at peace beside his loving wife forever.
Published in Bennington Banner on Nov. 2, 2016
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