Robert J. Smith, 77, of Wallingford passed away on January 16, 2018 to be reunited with his wife Diane J. Smith of over 55 years. Bob was born on August 11, 1940 and was the son of the late George and Vera Smith. Bob had served in the Airforce and after his discharge he worked for Firestone/Bridgestone until his retirement.
Known as “Smitty” to his friends, he enjoyed traveling with his wife Diane. They traveled and visited many places around the world with each other and special lifelong friends. Smitty was a very quiet man and you would never know he was in the room until he came out with a very witty remark at the right moment. Bob was very devoted to his wife and children. He spent the last 11 years of his wife’s life taking care of her with much love and compassion. Robert is survived by his daughter, Heidi Smith Watts and her husband Greg of Meriden. His son, Darren Smith of Wallingford. He also left behind four grandchildren, Kevin and Casey Watts, Amber DiPasquale and Shane Paluszewski. Robert was predeceased by his son Robert Smith and daughter Gretchen Smith. He was also predeceased by two brothers Lawrence and David Smith. Robert and Diane who passed away January 16, 2015 will be buried and finally be together for eternity.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet directly at the Office of All Saints Cemetery, 700 Middletown Avenue, North Haven on Saturday morning at 10:45 to follow the funeral procession to the graveside for an 11:00 service with full military honors. There will be no visiting hours. Donations in Robert and Diane’s memory can be made to the CT Humane Society, 701 Russell Road, Newington, CT 06111. The North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue has been entrusted with the arrangements