Stephen E. Smolinsky III, 35, formerly of Abington, died unexpectedly Sunday, July 21. Born in Brockton and raised in Abington, he was the son of Yvonne (Escabi) Smolinsky of Whitman and William F. Smolinsky Sr. and had attended Abington schools. For seven years, Stephen had worked as a tin knocker and had been a proud member of the Sheet Metal Workers Union Local 17. He enjoyed sports of all kinds, motorcycles and spending time with family and friends. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his brothers, William Smolinsky Jr. and his wife Keri of Carver, Adam Collins of Whitman, and Jason Smolinsky of N.H.; his sister, Tina Goodwin and her husband Bob of Halifax; his nieces and nephews, Daniel, Haylee, Lindsey, Justin, Joshua and Jake. He is also survived by his companion, Shannon Murphy. His funeral service will be held Saturday, July 27, at 8:15 a.m. from the Blanchard Funeral Chapel, Plymouth Street (Rte. 58 at the rotary), Whitman, followed by a funeral Mass at 9 a.m. in Holy Family Church, Rockland. Burial will follow in Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Abington. Visiting hours will be held Friday, July 26, from 4-9 p.m. Donations in his name may be made to Answer House, 5 G Street, South Boston, MA 02127. For online condolences and directions, please visit www.blanchardfc.com.
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Published in The Abington Mariner from July 24 to July 31, 2013