QUINCY, MA, U.S.A.
WORLD WAR II
03/03/2015, TULLY, MA
Stuart M. “Bud” Smith, 90, of Tully, passed away Tuesday, March 3, 2015 surrounded by his loving family. He leaves his wife and best friend of 67 years, Emily (Thurlow) Smith, his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Stuart Smith was born December 24, 1924 in Quincy, MA. He was the son of the late William Smith of Scotland and Lottie (Cornish) Smith of England. Stuart enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served from 1943 to 1946. He met his future wife Emily in 1943 in New Hampshire at Dolly Copp Campground in the White Mountains National Park, a place where both of families spent their summer vacations. Stuart and Emily were married October 19, 1947 in New Gloucester, ME. His service in World War II included sailing on board LST 528 during the invasion of Normandy.
Several years later they relocated to Orange where they worked and raised their family together. They enjoyed summer vacations at Sebago Lake State Park in Maine and annual trips to Dolly Copp on Columbus Day weekends. Stuart loved flea marketing, regularly collecting and trading antiques. They traveled throughout Europe, Alaska, Hawaii and the entire United States. He was also an avid model airplane enthusiast. Stuart especially loved attending the Wilmington flea market in Vermont. He especially liked the breakfasts at the Chelsea Royal Diner in W. Brattleboro, VT with his sons every father’s day. Above all, Stuart loved his family and was an inspiration to all and was a dedicated husband and father.