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Donald Smith

Donald Manton Smith

Saturday, January 27th, 1934 - Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020
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BARRINGTON, NH: Donald Manton Smith, 86 died unexpectedly on Tuesday, December 22, 2020. He was the husband of Marilyn I. (Wilbur) Smith. They had shared sixty-eight loving years of marriage.
Born at Goddard Hospital, Brockton on January 27, 1934, he was the only child of the late Winthrop L. and Helen (Farrow) Smith.
As a youngster, he was a member of the Boy Scouts. A 1952 graduate of Oliver Ames High School, he went on to serve in the National Guard from 1952 to 1960. He was also volunteer fireman in Easton.
Self-employed his entire life, he installed driveways and operated a motorcycle shop as well as plowing for the state of Massachusetts. In 1972 he moved his family and business, D.M. Smith Excavating to Barrington, NH. He also plowed snow for the state of New Hampshire and many clients.
His affinity for antique cars and motorcycles led him to become a member of numerous organizations including the American Truck Historical Society, Antique Truck Club of America-Granite State Chapter, the Studebaker Club, and International Tractors. He was also a member of the American Legion.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children. Evelyn, wife of Ron Musgrove, Eugene, husband of Rose Smith, Kenneth, husband of Kathy Smith, Donna, wife of Darryl Riley; a daughter-in-law, Shawna Smith, nine grandchildren, and twelve great-grandchildren. He was the father of the late Lawrence “Larry” James Smith, who passed away unexpectedly on September 3, 2020.
Donations may be made in Donald’s name to: American Legion, Post 114, 731 Franklin Pierce Highway, Barrington, NH 03825.
Visiting hours will be held from 2:00-5:00pm on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at Purdy Memorial Chapel, 2 Concord Road, Rt4, Lee, NH. To sign our online guestbook, please go to www.purdyfuneralservice.com
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Don will always be in our hearts. We have many fond memories. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Love Jack and Jeri Barnes

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Posted at 08:36pm
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We will miss Don so much.

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Jean alger

Posted at 01:41pm
Condolences to Marilyn and family from Bob & Jean Alger, long time neighbors in Eastondale Mass
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DAN CAPPIELLO

Posted at 12:29pm
To Marilyn. Please accept our condolences on Donald's passing. Don was one of the first people I befriended when we move to Barrington many years ago, and we could always depend on him to do many odd jobs, including plowing, sanding and repair work in general. Don was also a loyal client on mine when I practiced law up until the time I became a judge. He was a good and likable guy. We had some interesting cases, the details of which I shall not go into. I especially remember Don's casual disposition on just about anything, along with his good sense of humor. He will be sorely missed by us and I'm sure by many others in the Barrington area. May he rest in peace. Dan & Joyce Cappiello
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CCharter Weeks

Posted at 04:28pm
Don and Marylin have been our neighbors and friends for a long time.
Don built the road into our house and maintained it for the 45 years.
I remember Don at the horse pulls we had back when we had Barrington day.
The horses would drag the boat out a tractor would drag it back and Don and
a couple of other guys would rake out the pit.
Also Don and Marylin were the driving force behind Barrington Old Truck days.
Of course Don seemed to run nothing but old trucks.
I asked him why he didn't retire? He said "What the ++++ would I do, sit around and watch TV?"

Charter & Marie
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