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Obituary for J Thomas Smith

Date of Death: 1/3/2012

North Falmouth MA

"NORTH FALMOUTH - J. Thomas Smith, of North Falmouth, formerly of Acton, passed away on Jan. 3, 2012. He was the beloved husband of Maryanne (Black) Smith, to whom he was married for 50 years. Thomas was born in Weymouth, grew up in East Bridgewater and was a graduate of East Bridgewater High, the Class of 1956. He attended his 55th reunion class of ""56."" He graduated from Cornell University with Bachelor and Master of Science degrees. He received his Ph.D from Lehigh in metalurgical science and engineer. He was vice president of North American Operations for GTE - Valenite, and retired as global director of Automotive and Miniature Lighting from Osram Sylvania in Hillsboro, N.H. He lived in North Falmouth for the past 20 years. Besides his wife, he is survived by his children, Kevin T. and his wife Casey of Carlisle, Moira S. and her husband Mark of North Falmouth, Brian J. and his wife Marsha of Maynard, Megan E. and her husband Thomas of Raleigh, N.C., Shana M and her husband Edward of Suffield, Conn., and Sean W. and his wife Michelle of Willimantic, Conn. He was the brother of the late Edward and Steven Smith. He is also survived by grandchildren Ashley, Kelsey, Joshua, Madeleine, Mallory, Edward, Robert, Shannon, Olivia, Brenna, Liam, Declan, Thomas, William, Margaret, Aiden, Ruby, Flynn, Sylvia and Nuala. Visiting hours will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6, at the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 584 West Falmouth Highway (Route 28A), West Falmouth. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 481 Quaker Road, North Falmouth. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Children's Hospital Boston, 300 Longwood Ave., Boston, MA 02115; or Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 10 Brookline Place, West 6th Floor, Brookline, MA 02445"