Royce G. Smith
Royce G. Smith, 90, of Liberty passed away Jan. 11, 2014, at his home. He was born Oct. 20, 1923. He attended schools in Stockton Springs and went to National Youth Administration School in Houlton where he studied diesel mechanics. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1943 to 1946 during WWII in both the Atlantic and Pacific theaters. Royce worked as a carpenter from 1946 to 1951 and then moved to Kittery to take a job at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. He later worked at Pease Air Force Base and retired from there in 1974.
He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Louise (Knowlton) Smith; two daughters, Gerry Randall and her husband John of North Berwick and Jane Bourassa and her husband Bob of Liberty; and five grandchildren, Michelle McLaughlin and husband Michael, Jay Randall and wife Deb, Kathy Hnatow and husband Keith, Jim Bourassa and wife Katherine, and Andy Bourassa and wife Katie. He also had 10 great-grandchildren. Royce is also survived by two brothers, Floyd Smith and wife Dorothy of Pembroke N.H. and Sheldon "Tink" Smith and wife Jerry of Stockton Springs; two sisters, Glenna "Sis" Salley of Sandy Point, and Judy Files of Sandy Point and husband Steve; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Royce was a member of the Sandy Point Congregational Church. He was a 67-year member of Pownal Lodge 119 A.F. and A.M., a life member of Arbutus Chapter 19, O.E.S. and Jerry Dobbins Chapter of the American Legion in Sandy Point.
Friends and family are invited to call on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Riposta Funeral Home at 182 Waldo Ave. in Belfast. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. on Wednesday at the Sandy Point Congregational Church, 698 U.S. Route 1,Stockton Springs. Interment will be announced in the spring. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.ripostafh.com. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Sandy Point Cemetery Association or the Waldo County Home Health and Hospice.