David S. Smarowski, 75, of Rochester passed away Monday, January 29, 2018 in his home with his family at his side. He was the husband of Lorraine (Ferro) Moniz.
Born in Schenectady, NY a son of the late Madeline (Goyette) Durante and the late Stanley Smarowski he lived most of his life in Wareham.
David graduated from Wareham High School. He later served in the United States Marines. After returning from the Marine Corp, he became a Wareham Police Officer and also served as a Wareham Sewer Commissioner. He was employed by Polaroid in New Bedford for 37 years until it closed in 2007. After his retirement, he worked part time as a sexton for the Mattapoisett Congregational Church.
He was a member of the Fall River DAV, the Sippican Rod & Gun Club, and the New Bedford Rod & Gun Club. David loved going to the shooting range.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughters, Marrianne Rosario and her husband Richard of Weymouth, Regina Matthews of Wareham, Jana Hennessey and her husband Mark of Wareham and Melissa Smarowski of Wareham; a son, David C. Smarowski of Warehem; a sister, Shirley Smarowski of Wareham; a step daughter, Deborah Morrison and her husband James of Acushnet; a step son, Richard Moniz and his companion Lynn Cousens of Dartmouth; grandchildren, Nicole, Benjamin, and Julianne Matthews, Grace and Christopher Rosario, and Madeline and Abegail Hennessey; step grandchildren, Richard Adam Faria-Moniz, Jamie L. Moniz, and Luke J. and Ava R. Morrison; and former stepchildren, Matthew Hartley, John Mark Hartley, Shawn-Ann Schafler, and Dana-Lyn Hartley.
His funeral will be Saturday, February 3, 2018 11:30 am from the Rock Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 12:30 pm in St. Rose of Lima Church, 282 Vaughn Hill Rd., Rochester. Burial will be private. Visitation will be Friday 4-8 pm.