LEE HANSON SMITH
FUNERAL HOME
C. C. Shepherd Funeral Service Inc.
134 Pleasant St
South Weymouth, MA
SMITH, Lee Hanson Age 75, passed away on October 11, 2015 at South Shore Hospital. Lee was born in Natick and raised in Needham. He attended Bates College in Lewiston, ME where he studied English and met his wife of twelve years and the mother of his children, Cora Jean Snow. They settled in Medfield to start a family and Lee taught English at Medfield High School for 20 years. Lee would later settle in Weymouth, where he lived for many years until his passing. After teaching, he joined a small firm of master carpenters focusing on custom carpentry. Enjoying this work for many years, he participated in projects all over the South Shore, as well as on Nantucket and Beacon Hill. A talented magician who loved to perform tricks for friends and family at every opportunity, Lee belonged to the Society of American Magicians, as did his father, Dr. Lee O. Smith. He also volunteered for many years as a leader for Smokers' Anonymous. Lee is survived by his beloved children Bartley Snow and his wife Susan of Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, Andrea Snow and her husband Ismael Carreras of Lexington, MA and Rachel Snow Kindseth and her husband Stephen of Woodbridge, CT, along with his cherished grandchildren Lindsey, Julie, Caroline, Julia, Andrew, and Evan. Lee is also survived by his sister Sandra Fuller and her husband Frederick of Tyngsborough, MA. Services for Lee will be private. Interment will be at Shawsheen Cemetery in Bedford, MA. To leave the family an online condolence, please visit www.CCShepherd.com. Donations in memory of Lee may be made to Alzheimer's Disease Research Foundation (curealz.org).

C. C. Shepherd Funeral Service Inc.

134 Pleasant St. S. Weymouth, MA

781-337-0050
Published by Boston Globe from Oct. 15 to Oct. 18, 2015.
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I met Lee several times at the Society of American Magicians meeting in Watertown. He was always enthusiastic about what he was working on in magic. He was proud that his father was a magician too. I enjoyed talking with him and he will be missed.
Bob Filene
June 8, 2016
I have fond memories of teaching with Lee at Medfield High School. I will always cherish him as a friend.
Terry Kinch
January 20, 2016
Lee and I were wonderful friends for 60 years,neighbors in Needham, roommates at Bates College and fierce cribbage competitors. I will never have a better friend. May he rest in peace...
Tom Jacobs
January 4, 2016
Mr. Smith was a favorite teacher of mine. I can still remember learning how to spell vacuum thanks to him. I enjoyed writing in his class and later became a journalist working in television news and documentaries.

He really brought great energy and humor to his classroom and will be missed.
Ari Allan Autor
October 16, 2015
I tried to find Lee a few years back. His commentwhen I was in high school about me writing professionally one day stuck with me my whole life. I'm a reporter now and wanted to tell him that but never got the chance. I just wanted his family to know that he made a difference and I'm sorry for your loss.
Paula Sassone
October 16, 2015
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