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Obituary for Michael Smith

Date of Death: 6/2/2012

Waterbury CT

SMITH Michael Smith, loving husband and father, passed away Saturday June 2nd 2012 at The Village Green in Waterbury, Connecticut. The only child of Donald and Margarette (Long) Smith, Michael was born in Aurora, Colorado. He was the first male born at the Air Force Academy. Michael traveled extensively in his youth, graduating high school in Roseville, Calif. He graduated with his BS in Health Administration from St. Mary's College in Moraga, Calif. and spent many years providing care to others in his career as a Paramedic. In 1985 he married the love of his life Sharon (Beebe) Smith. Initially making their home in Northern California they moved to Connecticut in the early 90's. Michael was an avid outdoorsman and shared this passion with his family. An Eagle Scout himself he lived to see his two sons also achieve the rank of Eagle Scout. Michael was a member of the Black Rock Congregational Church and blessed by the love and support they provided over the years to him and his family. Michael is survived by his wife Sharon and children Joshua, Chelsea, Andrew and Megan Smith, all of whom reside in Monroe, his mother-in-law and father-in-law Donald and Elinor Beebe of Grants Pass, Oregon, His sister-in-law and brother-in-law Elaine and Todd Nelson of Los Altos California and their children (Rachel, Christopher, Brett and Laurel) and his sister-in-law and brother-in-law Donald and Joann Lawton of Oxford New York and their children (Jeffrey and Daniel). He was predeceased by his mother and father. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday June 7th at 10:00 am at Black Rock Congregational Church, 3665 Blackrock Turnpike, Fairfield. Calling hours will be on Wednesday June 6th from 5:00 to 8:00pm at Spadaccino and Leo P. Gallagher & Son Community Funeral Home, 315 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe.