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Paul A. Smith

Died: 2020-01-02
Resided in: Ipswich, MA
Viewing type: Later Date to be Announced
Viewing location: A celebration of Paul's life will take place some time in the summer of 2020.
Viewing date: 2020-01-02
Service type: Celebration of Life to be announced Summer 2020
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Contributions: Care Dimensions 75 Sylvan St., Danvers, MA
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Paul A. Smith a longtime resident of Ipswich, MA passed away on January 2, 2020 after a long battle with Phase IV Pancreatic Liver cancer at the age of 64.

He was born on July 27, 1955 in Amesbury, MA The son of the late Peter James Smith Jr. and Margery Ouellette, Smith, Porter of West Newbury MA. He was the loving husband of Carol Anne Smith formerly of Waltham, MA. He was the brother to Peter James Smith 3rd and Michael A Smith both of Hampton N.H. and the late Mark A. Smith of Boston, MA. He leaves behind his daughter from a previous marriage Alicia Ann Smith of East Boston whom he loved and cared for as a single father. He also leaves behind many nieces and nephews, along with a grandnephew and grandniece. He also had many relatives from his mother’s family uncles, aunts and cousins most notably the families of Robert and Linda Muise of Penfield N.Y. and Amiee and Dorothy Ouellette of Londonderry, NH and Florida.

He cared very much for his family. In 1959 his family moved to West Newbury MA where he had fond memories of growing up. He graduated the Central School and Pentucket Region High School where he graduated in 1973. After high school he attended the business college Lowell Tech, American Institute of Banking at Northern Essex Community College and Northeastern and the New England School of Banking and Finance in Boston. In January of 1974 he started a long career in banking and finance most notably at the Arlington Trust of Lawrence MA, Somerset Bank of Somerville MA and US Trust where he served as an Assistant Vice President. He was also employed with Thompson Financials’ Broker Fund Management Division and Casella Waste Management. He ended his career at the Metro Credit Union in Chelsea, MA where he worked for almost ten years until his illness forced him to retire. Throughout his life he enjoyed sports having played basketball, softball, football, tennis, hockey, the martial arts and golf. He coached for Methuen MA Youth hockey for several years. He also coached his daughter Alicia in Ipswich Youth Soccer and Softball. He worked in night clubs over the years and was known by his friends as the “Banker” and “Tall Paul." He very much enjoyed singing karaoke with his wife and friends. He also enjoyed performing in shows and in other events over the years.

A celebration of Paul's life will take place some time in the summer of 2020. Donations may be made in Paul's honor to Care Dimensions hospice in Danvers, MA.

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Rest easy, Tall Paul.. “It’s not goodbye, it’s see you later. - Your friend, Jesse
Tall Paul had a voice like no one else, and we all loved to listen to our favorites he would sing for us. You will be greatly missed as God got another good angel.. Sing loud my friend with your Karaoke brothers and sisters who also left us too soon.Fly high Paul RIP Margie & Earl Miller
May Paul rest in peace.
I am very sorry for your loss Lorraine Pomponio
My deepest condolences to the Smith family. May he rest in peace. Stay strong Carol, we are all praying and thinking of you here at work.
Carol, So sorry to hear of Paul's passing. He'll be missed. When I last spoke with him about 3 weeks ago, he told me that the disease was progressing, but that you remained his "tower of strength". He expressed how much he loved you and how much you lightened his load, making the whole experience bearable. May Paul's love be his lasting gift to you. Bion Foster
So very sorry for your loss. Paul was a wonderful and caring person. We, here at Metro, will miss him dearly. Take care of yourselves. Dorene Meninger
Sincere condolences to the lovely Carol ann and family. Tall Paul sang many songs...my fav was Love Shack with his back up singers. ..he owned the song...RIP Tall Paul
SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. REMEMBERING HIM FROM THE DANVERS POLISH CLUB KARAOKE.HE WAS A GREAT MAN. TALL PAUL AS EVERYONE CALLED.HIM. CAROL YOU ARE IN OUR PRAYERS. JOHN KIERAN & SANDRA ANTUNES....
Carol, I was devastated to hear that Paul passed. Sending love to you and to Paul’s friends and family. Jen Fogelson
I'm so sorry for your loss Carol Ann, Paul was a wonderful man and touched many people with his amazing talent of singing. He was so nice to my dad and I always appreciated that from him. Many lovely memories from the Jade. Your in my thoughts and prayers. Michelle Desmond ♡
Tall Paul loved to sing and tell jokes. He always had great stories about his past that were always about music. No doubt, he is singing in heaven with many friends and the Angels. RIP my friend. Deb and Phil Boucher.

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