James F. Smith, 79, of Shrewsbury

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James F. SmithAug. 21, 1944 – May 28, 2024

Shrewsbury – Mr. James F. Smith, died Tuesday, May 29, 2024 in Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston after an illness. He was 79.

In addition to his wife of 55 years, Marcia D. (Lees) Smith, he leaves his children, Christopher J. Smith of Brookline and his girlfriend, Kathryn McArdle of Winchester and Emily E. Allen and her husband, Sean of Jonesboro, Arkansas; his grandchildren, Griffin, Halcyon and Dylan Allen; his brothers, Don Smith (Elaine) of Lawrenceville, Georgia, Mark Smith of St. Augustine, Florida and the late Andrew Smith; his brother-in-law, Barry Lees (Barbara) of Williamsville, New York; many nieces & nephews.

Family and friends will honor and remember Jim’s life by gathering for calling hours in The Parlor of First Congregational Church, 19 Church Road on Thursday, June 13th from 4 to 7 p.m. His funeral service will be celebrated on Friday, June 14th at 10 a.m. in the church. The Rev. Holly MillerShank will officiate. Inurnment will follow in the Morey Chapel Columbarium at Mountain View Cemetery, Shrewsbury followed by a collation in Gifford Hall at the church.

A livestream of Jim’s service will be available here: ​https://www.fccsm.org/livestream.

Arrangements by James + John Heald of The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street, Waltham.

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