Robert G. SmithMarch 5, 1943 ~ January 6, 2017 (age 73)
Hardwick - Robert G. Smith, 73, died Friday, January 6, 2017 in Harrington Memorial Hospital in Southbridge.
He leaves his wife of 43 years, Linda J. Drake; four children, Brian Smith and his wife Lisa of Worcester, Richard Smith and his wife Katie of Auburn, Diane Rodriguez-Smith of West Boylston and Melissa Scola and her husband Anthony of Worcester; several siblings; eight grandchildren; one great-grandson and many nieces and nephews. He was born in Newark, NJ son of the late Irving and Jacqueline (Reiss) Smith and grew up in Framingham and later lived in Maine before moving to Hardwick in 2002.
Mr. Smith was a Licensed Practical Nurse and Respiratory Therapist for 35 years in Massachusetts and Maine before retiring in 2001.
He was a member of the First Congregational Church in North Brookfield.
Funeral Services for Robert will be held privately and there are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Second Chance Animal Shelter, Inc., P.O. Box 136, East Brookfield, MA 01515. Varnum Funeral Home, Inc., 43 East Main St., West Brookfield is assisting his family with arrangements.