LONDONDERRY - Bruce E. Smith, 77, of Londonderry, died March 21, 2014, at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack, surrounded by his loving family.He was born in Manchester on Sept. 8, 1936, the son of Colin and Irene (Bisson) Smith. He lived most of his life in Manchester and had been a resident of Londonderry for the past nine years.He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.He had worked for Pandora Industries for 28 years and retired from Harvey Industries where he worked for several years. During his retirement, he had worked part time for the Manchester Union Leader.Bruce was an avid golfer. He was also involved with Pop Warner football having coached the East Blue Devils from 1973 to 1982. He enjoyed the simple things in life and especially enjoyed time spent with family and friends, Friday night dinners at the Backroom, sports, scratch tickets and traveling anywhere.He leaves his wife of 54 years, Jane E. (Koskie) Smith of Londonderry; four children, Lynn Murphy and husband Michael of Manchester, Michael Smith and wife Elizabeth of Concord, Colin Smith and wife Beverly of Manchester, Brian Smith and wife Beth of Manchester; eight grandchildren, Brenna Stone, Marissa Stone, Alex Smith, Molly Smith, Riley Smith, Hannah Smith, Casey Smith and Abigail Smith; two brothers, Colin Smith and wife Susan of North Carolina, David Smith and wife Barbara of Manchester; a brother-in-law, Francis Tobin and wife Barbara; several nieces and nephews.He was predeceased by a brother, Robert Smith, in 1955.
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services: Calling hours are Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory, 1799 Elm St., Manchester. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Cathedral Chapel, Manchester.In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Massachusetts General Hospital c/o Melanoma Research, 100 Cambridge St., Suite 130, Boston, MA 02114To send a message of condolence visit www.lambertfuneralhome.com.
Lambert Funeral Home
1799 Elm St
Manchester, NH 03104
Published in Union Leader on Mar. 23, 2014