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Gordon Smith

Gordon Lee Smith

Monday, July 10th, 1939 - Monday, November 4th, 2019
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Obituary

Eastport – Gordon Lee Smith, 80, passed away on November 4, 2019 at a Bangor Hospital. Gordon was born on July 10, 1939 to Holland and Joan (Sharpe) Smith and his childhood was spent in Westbrook where he graduated from Westbrook High School, Class of 1958.

Soon after high school Gordon enlisted with the Air National Guard and also took a position with Mohawk Airlines, of upstate New York where he resided for 10 years. On October 2, 1964 he married Rose Murphy, the woman with whom he’d spend the rest of his life. He and Rose eventually relocated to Saco where they raised their family while Gordon took a position with Delta Airlines in Portland and dedicated 25 years of service. After retirement he and Rose relocated to Eastport where they’ve been for the last 13 years.

Gordon was a bright man, he was intrigued by the history of WWII from a young age, particularly the aircrafts used during that era. That fascination continued throughout his life, but he also enjoyed science and spent a great deal of time doing research as the family’s genealogist. His family will always appreciate his sense of humor, he could make one either laugh or cringe with his endless supply of puns and jokes.

Gordon was predeceased by his parents. He will be fondly remembered by his wife, Rose M. Smith; two children, Erik Smith and his wife, Denise of Saco and Kristin Boyd of Standish; four grandchildren, Amelia Smith, Liam Smith, Azarie Sims and her husband Andre and Ethan Boyd; step grandsons, Anthony, Garrett and PJ; a step great granddaughter, Addison; his sister, Marjorie Grant and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held from 1:00 – 2:00 pm on Saturday, November 9th at Mays Funeral Home, 26 Church St., Calais. A funeral will begin just following visitation, at 2:00 pm, Saturday November 9th at the funeral home with his niece, Rev. Dr. Wendy Jones officiating. All are welcome to join Gordon’s family after the funeral at St. Anne’s Episcopal Church, 29 Church St., Calais for a luncheon. A private burial will take place at Dennysville Cemetery.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, November 9th, 2019 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    When
    Saturday, November 9th, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Location
    Mays Funeral Home
    Address
    26 Church St
    CALAIS, ME 04619
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  • Service

    Saturday, November 9th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    When
    Saturday, November 9th, 2019 2:00pm
    Location
    Mays Funeral Home
    Address
    26 Church St
    CALAIS, ME 04619
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Saturday, November 9th, 2019 |
    When
    Saturday, November 9th, 2019
    Location
    Dennysville Cemetery
    Address
    Cemetery Road
    Dennysville, Maine 04628
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  • Reception

    Saturday, November 9th, 2019 |
    When
    Saturday, November 9th, 2019
    Location
    St. Anne's Episcopal Church
    Address
    29 Church St.
    CALAIS, ME 04619
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  • Air National Guard

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Private Condolence

Ronie Strout

Posted at 06:48am
So very sorry for your loss Rose, I will miss seeing him at all of the genealogy meetings that we attended. He will be greatly missed. Condolences to the family.
LW

Lane Willey

Posted at 08:11pm
We loved having him as our neighbor in Eastport. His sense of humor and funny tales kept us laughing all the time. He was always so kind and helpful in lending us tools and giving advice on how to fix things; sometimes it had to be done more than once and we all laughed together! We will miss him so much. Many thoughts to all his family, especially Rose.
HF

Heidi Fitch

Posted at 02:27pm
So very sorry for your loss, will sure miss him at St.
Ann’s. He had such a great sense of humor. You are all in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
RJ

Roy and Jennie

Posted at 08:14pm
Dear Rose,
So sorry to hear of Gordons passing I always enjoyed our chats and trips to visit and search out relatives resting places. Have been out of touch lately so it was a shock to hear this. He was such an interesting man to spend time with. Our sincere condolences go to you and yours May God bless you and keep you in his grace. Sincerely Roy and Jennie..
ES

Evan W. Smith

Posted at 07:30pm
Rose and family, sorry for your loss. I enjoyed working for Gordon and admired how much knowledge he had for genealogy and the Smith name, both being common interests for us. I always enjoyed the information he shared with me.

Evan Smith
Dennysville, ME
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