John W. Smith

March 5th, 2014

John W. Smith, age 60, a life-long resident of Wilmington, passed away peacefully following a courageous battle with cancer on March 4th, 2014, at the Lahey Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. 

John was born in Winchester on September 4th, 1953 and was the cherished son of the late Paul and Ruth (Kimball) Smith.  Along with his three siblings, John was raised in Wilmington and was a graduate of Wilmington High School.  John worked for 33 years as a warehouse manager at the Marshall’s warehouse in Woburn.  John enjoyed spending his free time fishing and camping with family and friends at Hershey Haven in Rochester, New Hampshire.  He will be truly missed by his family, extended family and friends. 

John was the dear brother of Linda Pillsbury, Bette Robarge and her husband Donald and Paul Smith, Jr., all of Wilmington.  He was the half-brother of Barbara Jane Lamire and her husband Richie of Lowell and the late Pauline Black-Hand.  John was the loving uncle of Gwen Evans, Heather Zaccagnini and her husband Mark and Ashley and Michael Robarge, all of Wilmington.  Great-uncle of Allysha, Joey and Jim Evans and Brittany and Giana Zaccagnini.  John is also survived by many cousins and friends. 

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rt. 62), Wilmington, for a Funeral Service on Friday, March 7th, at 10:00 a.m.  Interment to follow in Wildwood Cemetery.  Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, March 6th, from 4-8 p.m.


8 Entries in Guest Book for “John W. Smith”

  1. Debbie Moore says:

    My friend thanks for all the good times. The many hours you spent with our girls when they were young. Glad to have had you in our lives. Love you



  3. mike murray says:

    sorry for your loss of john smith. he was a great guy. rip john. you will be missed.

  4. John and kathy Andrew and Candace Johnson as he was a friend of john and I back in the late 70s , and went on camping trip to white mountains , and didn't get to see him the past trips I was in wilmington, may He rest in peace. MAY God comfort the family says:

    I am sorry for the loss of John smith as he was a friend of ours in the late 70s and always remember the trip to the White mountains , with other friends , May he rest in peace and May God comfort the family through this time of grief. God bless.

  5. Lisa Greig says:

    Linda and Family I am so sorry for your loss.

  6. Richard & Joan Coakley says:

    We are sorry for your loss. We have been friends of John’s for over forty years. Our family had great times camping with John, he will be greatly missed.

  7. Dave and Carol says:

    When I got the news today
    I didn’t know what to say?
    So, I just hung up the phone?
    I took a walk to clear my head
    This is where the walking led
    Can’t believe you’re really gone
    Don’t feel like going home

    So, I’m gonna sit right here
    On the edge of this pier
    And watch the sunset disappear
    And drink a beer
    Funny how the good ones go?
    Too soon, but the good Lord knows
    The reasons why, I guess?
    Sometimes a greater plan?
    Is kinda hard to understand?
    Right now it don’t make sense?
    I can’t make it all make sense

    Repeat Chorus

    So long, my friend?
    Until we meet again?
    I’ll remember you?
    And all the times that we used to

    Sit right here?
    On the edge of this pier
    And watch the sunset disappear
    And drink a beer?
    Drink a beer?
    Drink a beer

  8. Martha Taylor and Family says:

    Our deepest sympathy to the family of John Smith. We have known John for many years as a neighbor and a friend in Wilmington. Our entire family extends there deepest sympathy and prayers to John and his family. We will all miss that great person with the wonderful smile.

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