Joseph A. Smith formerly of Rochester, MA. passed away on Saturday, September 1, 2012 at New Bedford Health Care Center, surrounded by family.
Born in Acushnet, a son of Alexander J. and Marjorie (Alexander) Smith. He was raised in Rochester and resided in New Bedford.
Surviving is his mother Marjorie (Alexander) Smith of New Bedford, his daughters SueAnn Lebeau of New Bedford and Alycia Smith of Florida and a son Joseph Smith II of New Bedford. Sisters, Cecelia (Smith) Hall, husband Rick of Rochester, Eleanor(Smith) Galligan of New Bedford, Marjoire (Smith) Higginbothem of Acushnet and Laura (Smith) Lebeau of Fall River. Several grandchildren, nieces and nephews in MA, FL,TN,CA,VA, & NC.
He was employed by A.J. Smith Cesspool Service of Rochester and Burr Brothers Boat Yard of Marion.
Cremation by Rock Funeral Home. Private graveside service at a future date.