Robert E. Smith, 61
He leaves behind his devoted wife of 42 years, Catherine (Carr) Smith; his children, Christina Johnson and her husband Paul of Marlborough, Carey Rublesky and her husband Dan of Clinton, Cassie Mosher and her husband Adam of Hillsboro, N.H., and Candace Smith of Templeton; his father, Robert E. Smith Sr. of CA; seven grandchildren, Kristi, Carynn, Jake, Mike, Elizabeth, Olivia, and Emma; three brothers, David Smith of FL, Michael Smith of CA, and Scott Smith of AZ; two sisters, Kathy Monteith of CA and Cynthia Robles of AZ; and 11 nieces and nephews.
Born in Framingham and raised in Ashland, Bob was the son of the late Florence (Belbusti) Smith. He graduated from Ashland High School in 1969, and served in U.S. Air Force from 1972-1980, earning the rank of Staff Sergeant. He had lived in Northborough for the past 32 years.
Bob formerly worked at Data General in Southborough. He went on to become Vice President of Program Management and Manufacturing Manager at EMC in Hopkinton from 1989 until his retirement in 1995.
Following retirement, he worked for Securitas Co. in Shrewsbury.
Bob lived for his grandchildren.
Calling hours will be held Sunday, Sept. 29, from 2 – 5 p.m., in Hays Funeral Home, 56 Main St., Northborough. His funeral Mass will be held Monday, Sept. 30, at 10:00 a.m., in St. Rose of Lima Church, 244 West Main St., Northborough. Burial with military honors will follow in Howard Street Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to American Diabetes Association, 10 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.
To share a memory or leave a condolence for the family, please visit www.haysfuneralhome.com.
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