SEARSPORT — Peter A. Smith passed away Aug. 11, 2021. He was born in Toul-Rosieres AB, France, April 11, 1958, to David and Patricia Smith. Peter was the third of five boys.

In his early life, Pete landscaped in Ohio before moving to Searsport. Peter continued to work jobs throughout his life in Maine that kept him outside and around the flowers, his last being at Colonial Gables, where he was head gardener. Pete in his younger years had the need for speed. He was usually found on two wheels with his hair blowing in the wind on his Kawasaki Z 1000 motorcycle. He loved his gardens and flower beds, and they were always something to be proud of. Any lawn he touched, he made sure it had beautiful stripes and no grass clippings were left behind. Pete will forever be known for his hard work, determination, smarts, charismatic smile and love for his kids.

Pete was predeceased by parents Patricia and David Smith, and a brother, Mark Smith.

He leaves behind his son, Garrett Smith of Knox; daughter Haleigh Smith of Bangor; “bonus son” Anthony Smith; brothers David Smith and Janica of Swanville, Mike Smith and Cindy of Brooks, Patrick Smith of Franklin; nieces Brittany and Josh Shute, and Andrea Smith; nephews Mark Smith and Kelli, and Autumn Smith; great-nieces Alivia and Kaitlyn Shute; sister-in-law Christie; friend and neighbor Rodney Bilodeau; and friend and boss Ed.

A graveside service will be held for Pete at Village Cemetery in Searsport Friday, Aug. 20, at 1 p.m.

Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at ripostafh.com.

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