Robert D. Smith
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BERRYVILLE, Va. - Robert D. Smith, "Bob, Robby, and Smitty" of Cedar Grove Farm, Berryville, Virginia, passed away suddenly on Saturday, December 19, 2015.

Bob was born on June 10, 1953, in Niagara Falls, New York, to Vera (Waller) Smith and Robert F. Smith.

Bob graduated from Somersworth High School and Plymouth State College, where he played lacrosse and was a member of Lambda Chi Fraternity.

Bob founded Smith-Garrity Ltd., an importer of Equestrian products owned by L'Apogée Saddlery France.

Bob was an Eagle Scout, a devout sports fan, with the NFL Cardinals and Boston Bruins being his favorite teams. He loved walking his Labradors, quarterbacking his flag football team, celebrating the game with a cold beer, talking history, exploring battle sites around the world and laughing with his family and friends.

He is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Frances Catherine Garrity (Kitty), and his son Glenham Douglas Smith, both of Berryville; his son Jeff Zerbinopolis of Nashua; his father, Robert F. Smith, and partner, Beverly (Billie) Cote, of Somersworth; his sister, Laura Tewksbury, and her husband, Bob, and children Griffin and Jenna of Concord; and his beloved dogs Steiff and Nell.

He was predeceased by his mother, Vera Smith; his uncle Joseph Douglas Waller; and his dogs Guinness, India and Devon.

Celebrations of his life will be planned in Virginia and New Hampshire. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to an educational fund for Glenham Douglas Smith, PO Box 364, Berryville VA 22611. Email condolences may be sent to

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Published in Foster's Daily Democrat from Dec. 28 to Dec. 31, 2015.
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January 20, 2016
Kitty and Glenham, I just learned of Bob's passing, and my heart goes out to you. I am at a loss for words of comfort. May your memories warm you. Bon courage. You will be in our prayers.
Kathleen Fisher
January 12, 2016
I was shocked and saddened to hear about Bob. He was a good friend and an all around great guy.My prayers go out to you and your family
Gaeton Turturici
January 10, 2016
I remember Smitty from grade school when Mr. Mouton gave him the nickname Smitty in sixth grade. We graduated from SHS and I was at PSC for freshman year together. I was recently driving up on "the hill" in Somersworth and thought that Smitty's house was one of these on this street somewhere. I am sorry to have just learned of his passing from a classmate yesterday that I ran into here in Berwick at the transfer station, Rosemary Bourgoine. She recognized me first and she saw his name in Foster's Daily Democrat. To all who loved him, I am truly sorry. Peggy née Dupuis, now Denis
Margaret (Peggy) Denis
January 7, 2016
All my love Kitty, so sorry to hear about Bob's passing. Jim Compagna.
January 2, 2016
To Robbie's Family sorry to hear of Robbie passing. He a was a good person and fun to be with on the football team ans at SHS

Dennis Dupuis
January 1, 2016
Dear Laura and Family,

We are so sorry to hear of Robby's passing. You mom is always in our thoughts too. We will miss them both. He was always very kind to all the "kids" on the hill and we looked up to him. You are in our prayers at this difficult time.
Love, Aileen (Carroll) Kelly and the Carroll family
December 30, 2015
Mr. Smith, Laura, and family, my sincere condolences for your loss. Smitty was a great friend and we will all miss him.
Irving Corliss
December 29, 2015
To the Smith family
Sending Prayers to help you through this time and what a great classmate "Smitty" was. Just an all around awesome person and continued on through his adult life from reading his obituary. RIP, "Smitty" and give Leo Lapointe a hug from all of us down here.
Sandy (Verge) Blanchette
December 29, 2015
Bob and family. Very sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts.
Ann Hilbourne
December 29, 2015
I am so sorry for your loss. I am thinking of you all. He was a great man.
Jan Byyny
December 29, 2015
Dear Smith family, my sincere condolences for your loss. Smitty was a fun classmate a dedicated SHS teammate and truly nice guy.
Rene Plante
December 29, 2015
Laura and family,shocked to hear about Robby may he rest in peace
Roger Bisson
December 28, 2015
Laura so sorry for your loss hugs to you dad and all prayers
Sue Lepine Dumais
December 28, 2015
Laura, Mr. Smith and Family. So sorry to hear about Robby. He was one of my favorite friends growing up on the Hills.
Marty Bisson
December 28, 2015
Laura and family . Sorry to hear about the lost of your brother . Such a wonderful guy . Prayers to your family
Linda Toussaint Freese
December 28, 2015
Mr. Smith, Laura, and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Rob was a great guy. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Alan Richard
December 28, 2015
To All the Smith Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Smitty was a great friend and a cut above the rest.He and you all are in my thoughts and prayers. Love and Blessings
Michael DolAN
December 28, 2015
Dear Mr. Smith, Laura and Family:
So sorry for your loss.
With sincere sympathy,
Mary Beth and Jim
Mary Beth Turcotte
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