Boston, Massachusetts

May 14, 1984 – Nov 22, 2017


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SMITH, Peter William Age 33 years, of Boston, formerly of Hamilton, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday morning, November 22, 2017 at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Born in Boston, he was the son of Barbara J. (DiPaolo) Smith of Peabody and William B. Smith of Manchester-by-the-Sea....

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I met Pete when he wandered into a friend's hospital room at Boston General Hospital while she was receiving chemo infusion treatments. He came in with a big smile and a bag full of candy and introduced himself as a friend of her youngest son. He often returned on his lunch hour when Renee and I traveled from southern Maine to Boston for treatments. Always flashing that huge smile and carrying a bag of candy. Pete and Renee's son worked for the same company. I have never met a sweeter...

Dear Smith Family,
My deepest sympathy to your family. May God Peter take your pain and wipe your tears away.
God bless

To the Smith Family,
There are just no words to tell you all how sorry I am for the loss of Peter. I feel as if I knew him through my son, Mark and others as well. Everyone always had such great things to say about Pete. You were all blessed by his life, and still are. Hoping that you will all feel the love and support that the community of Hamilton-Wenham is pouring out for your family. I just recently re-connected with Mike while we were in St. John for Mark's wedding. Mike is still...

Pete and I met in the city post our respective college graduations in 2007 and quickly became very close friends. While "life" (work, studying, dating, marriage) lead us in different directions over the years, I will always think of "Big Pete" as a great friend and an even better role mode. He was always there, no matter what "there" meant at the time. There to listen, there to help, there to pick up heavy objects and carry them up a flight of stairs, there to...

Though we did not know Peter well, our hearts are breaking for the entire DiPaolo and Smith family. Rich and I are thinking of you, Barbara. There are no words....


So sad to hear about your son. What a tragedy
My sincerest sympathy to your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.