John Hallett Smith, 67, of Rochester, died Friday, March 28, 2014 at his home. He was the husband of Deborah M. (Maxim) Smith.
Born in Wareham, he was the son of the late Francis H. & Ellen (Corse) Smith. He graduated from Wareham High School, Class of 1964 and the UMass Dartmouth. A longtime resident of Wareham, he has lived in Rochester for 39 years.
Mr. Smith was employed as a L.P.N. at Kindred Transitional Care at Forestview in Wareham for 20 years and the Plymouth County House of Corrections for 26 years. He was also an EMT and firefighter on the Rochester Fire Department for 35 years.
The Smith family would like to thank the staff at Southcoast Oncology Center in Fairhaven, in particular Jeannie Maloney; and the staff at Southcoast VNA Hospice especially Laura Reynolds for their compassionate care during John’s illness.
In addition to his wife; he is survived by his daughter, Kelli M. Roof and her husband Jamison of Marshfield; his grandchildren, Chloe and Emmett Roof; his sisters, June Gainey of Old Fort, NC, Frances Florindo of W. Wareham, Joyce McWilliams and her husband Gardner of W. Wareham and Lucille Walker and her husband Marshall of Westland, MI; his brother, Francis Smith and his wife Jean of W. Wareham; his mother in-law, Nancy Connolly; his brothers in-law, Don Maxim and John Connolly; his sister in-law, Bridget Connolly and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held on Fri., Apr. 4, 2014 at Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Highway (Rt. 28), Wareham at 6:30 PM. Relatives and friends may visit from 4 to 6:30 PM prior to the service.
In lieu flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Rochester Firefighters Association, 10 Neck Rd., Rochester, MA 02770 OR Southcoast Hospice, 200 Mill Rd., Fairhaven, MA 02719.