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Richard A. “Dick” Smith

 

Family & friends are invited to attend the visiting hours on Wednesday, February 19th from 4 to 8 p.m., in the Vertuccio

Richard A. "Dick" Smith

Richard A. “Dick” Smith

and Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (route 107) Revere for Richard A. “Dick” Smith who died after a long illness at the Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett. A funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Thursday, February 20th at 10 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Anthony of Padua Church in Revere at 11 a.m..  Dick was born and raised in Revere, he was an alumnus of Revere High “Class of 1956. In 1965, He would marry his love, Kathleen A. DeRosa, the couple remained in Revere and began their family. In 1973, he began a 30 year career with the Suffolk County Sherriff’s Department, he would rise to the rank of Deputy Lieutenant. His main assignments were the Charles Street Jail & Nasshua Street Jail in Boston.  During his tenure there, he would often take neighborhood kids through for a tour and to show them why it was important to stay out of trouble. Dick loved his family and was very active with them, attending school functions and extracurricular events. Dick threw his hat in the political ring , he ran for Revere City Councilor, ward 3.  He served his community proudly from 1981 – 1985. While he was involved with his position as Revere City Councilor, he became a member of many of the local fraternal organizations such as; St. Anthony’s Holy Name Society, The Revere Lodge of Moose #1272, The VFW Joseph I Mottola Post, The Soccorso Club, The Patriot Civic Club and several others. It is known by many that Dick was a huge “Montreal Canadiens” fan. He is the devoted husband of Kathleen A. “Kathy” (DeRosa) Smith of Revere of whom he shared 48 years of marriage.  He is the cherished father of: Wanda A. Smith & her companion Dennis Anemoduris of Revere and Wedndy A. Smith – McGonagle & her husband Neil of Rowley, MA.  He is the loving grandfather of Emma, Grace & Jake McGonagle. He is the brother of: Edward Smith & his wife Edna of FL, Donald Smith, Dorothy Jannino both of Revere, Janet Parker & her husband John of Chelsea and the Late Frank “Sonny” & William “Billy” Smith. He was also survived by several uncles. He was the loving son – in law of the late: John “Jake” & Ruth (McLaughlin) DeRosa. He is also lovingly survived by many nieces & nephews.  Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Services

Visiting Hours

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014 from 4 to 8 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Thursday, February 20th, 2014 at 11 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church (Revere)

Interment

Woodlawn Cemetery (Everett)

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  1. Diana Smith-Lynch, and Tracey Smith- McLean
    Feb 17 2014

    Dear Kathy, I’m sorry to hear about Dickie, one good thing is he went fast and that is a blessing.I know this is shocking one minute your married and the next your not. This is the beginning of another stage in your life. I still miss Billy and am kind of mad he left, but it gets easier
    with time. I,ll call then things settle down. Love Diana and family

  2. David and AnneMarie Croce
    Feb 16 2014

    Dear Kathy and Wanda, We can’t tell you how awful we feel about the sad news of Dickie’s passing..I loved all the times we spent together and loved having Dickie walk down to our house and stop in, the times we went out whether it be to the Beach and eat at Santorini’s or New Bridge, it was always fun, well, Kathy, we go all the way back to 1968 or so when you bought your home together on Eastern Ave, you have always been close to my heart Kathy, now you are all in my prayers.

  3. Lisa Arma
    Feb 15 2014

    As a child you where a big part of my life as almost like a father figure for me, you taught me how to swim you took in me to on church and I to this day would tell people about your pink star sapphire ring. I In would be missing like many times and you would find me playing so e where and hit me on the side of my head with releaf that you found me. That stone would hit me every time because it would spin b around on your finger. I got to baby your beautiful girls, hold signs for you when your for council man. Uncle you always made me laugh and always made me feel loved. Auntie is the best and I will try to do my best for her now. Thank you Uncle for giving me so many happy memories. I will carry you in my heat untill we see each other again. Remember the Goose……I know Wonda will. ♡♥♡

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