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Obituary: William P. "Bill" Smith, 66, of Salem

Here is the obituary for William P. "Bill" Smith, 66, of Salem.

William P. "Bill" Smith, 66, formerly of Salem.
William P. "Bill" Smith, 66, formerly of Salem.

William P. “Bill” Smith, age 66 of Salem, husband of Donna (Lariviere) Smith of Salem, died on Friday, May 9, 2014 at Radius of Quincy following a long illness, with his family by his side.

Born in Salem the son of the late William P. and Eileen (Ryan) Smith he attended Salem schools and was graduated from the Salem Vocational School in the Class of 1966. He then began what would become a 43 year career at E.G. and G in Salem until he retired due to illness. When he had a day off from work he was glad to be with his wife Donna and sons William and Matthew.

He loved music, going to the movies and reading Stephen King Novels. He looked forward to his trips to Florida, was a devoted family man and was the kind of person who would give the shirt off his back to anyone in need.

In addition to his wife, Donna, Mr. Smith is survived by his two sons, William Prescott Smith III and his wife Torrie of Gainesville, FL, Matthew P. Smith and his wife Katie of Danvers, MA; a brother Thomas Smith and his wife Joy of North Conway, NH, and a sister Kathleen Moscheck of Orange City, FL.

His Funeral will be held Wednesday at 9:15 A.M. from the Murphy Funeral Home, 85 Federal St. (cor North St) Salem to be followed by a funeral Mass at 10:00 A.M. in St. Anne Church, 290 Jefferson Ave., Salem. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours will be Tuesday from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00P.M. in the Murphy Funeral Home, 85 Federal St. (cor North St) Salem. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Salem. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Epilepsy Foundation, Attn: Donor Services, 8301 Professional Place, Suite 200, Landover, MD 20785. For online guest book or additional information, please call 978 744 0497 or visit www.MurphyFuneralHome.com.

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