Michael T. Smith

  • Born: May 8, 1948
  • Died: December 1, 2019
  • Location: Goffstown, New Hampshire

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Manchester, NH 03104

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Tribute & Message From The Family


Michael T. Smith, 71, of Goffstown, died December 1, 2019 at Catholic Medical Center after a brief illness.

He was born in Philadelphia, PA on May 8, 1948 to Raymond and Ann (McMahon) Smith. He grew up in Westmont, NJ and lived in Manchester for many years before moving to Goffstown nine years ago.

Following graduation from St. Joseph's Preparatory School in Philadelphia, Mike earned a full ROTC scholarship to attend the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, IN where he received a Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering. Upon graduating, he served in the U.S. Air Force for two years with the rank of 2nd Lieutenant. Mike also earned a Master's degree from Northeastern University in Boston, MA.

Mike worked as an electrical engineer with Public Service Company of New Hampshire for 37 years. During that time he served as Director of Operations for Western Massachusetts Electric. He also served on the Board of Engineering at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, was a Chairman of the Budget Committee for the town of Goffstown and a member of the Lions Club. He was a valued volunteer to many local organizations. Always giving of his time for a great cause.

Mike was very active with the NH Catholic Youth Organization as a coach and a board member. He was an avid fan of the University of Notre Dame sports teams and enjoyed travel, playing golf and was a fitness enthusiast. He especially enjoyed time spent with his grandchildren and attending any event in which they participated.

His family includes his loving wife of 31 years, Patricia (Kamieniecki) Smith of Goffstown; six children, Christine Telge and husband, Peter, of Manchester, Daniel Pariseau and wife, Karen, of Auburn, Cheri Easter and husband, Mark, of Weare, Brian Smith and wife, Kristine, of Jamestown, RI, Henry Pariseau and wife, Lauren, of Somerville, MA and Colin Smith and wife, Sarah, of Madison, NJ; 15 grandchildren, Colby, Jackson, Jordan, Cara, Connor, Riley, Kayden, Benjamin, Tyler, Zachary, Owen, Carter, Margaret, Shea and Ella; three brothers, Kevin Smith and wife, Beth, of Westmont, NJ, Shawn Smith and wife, Judy, of Baltimore, MD and Terry Smith and wife, Cathy, of Haddonfield, NJ; loving nieces and nephew, and aunts, uncles and cousins, many good friends and wonderful neighbors.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Friday, December 6, 2019 at St. Catherine Church, 267 Webster St., Manchester.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Friends of Norris Cotton Cancer Center, in care of Christine Telge, NCCC, 87 McGregor St, Manchester NH 03102. https://cancer.dartmouth.edu/donate/donate-friends


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Condolence & Memory Journal

Pat, I can't express my sorrow enough. Just came home from Sat. Mass at St. Catherines where they announced the deaths for the past week and to hear the name Mike Smith shocked me. I thought at first it was someone else and not your Mike. After looking back at the newspaper obituaries, came to realize it actually is "your Mike". I missed reading the news that day Mikes' obituary was in and I apologize I wasn't there for the calling hours, I'm sure it was heavily attended. My prayers are with you and I hope you are hanging in there as much as possible. It is so hard to believe, Mike was such a health nut, it was only a couple months ago that you told me he had been diagnosed with the cancer, it went so fast for him.
Again I am so so very sorry. I will call you after the holidays to touch base with you. Take Care,

Posted by Rita Labrie - Manchester, NH   December 07, 2019

Mike was a dear friend and colleague. It was my privilege to watch his career advance from Keene to Corporate and on.So deserved. A special man...funny, kind, caring, dedicated, smart, creative. He worked hard - on the job, in the house, going to school and raising the sons he loved so. A life well lived. My sympathies and prayers to the family. May your wonderful memories give you strength and peace. Mike has eternal life.

Posted by Linda Heaney Cavanagh - Rye, NH   December 05, 2019

I think of Mike as our own "Mr. Rogers". Everyone was welcome in his neighborhood, he had a smile for everyone and an infectious laugh. He cared deeply for all who worked on our systems and their safety. He personified the definition of a professional and yet he was a man of the masses. Many of us will miss him but none more then his family. Thanks for walking among us but sadly not long enough.

Posted by Ernie Guimond - Manchester, NH - Coworker   December 05, 2019

I am very sad to hear this news. I worked with Mike for many years at PSNH and for a time on large customer projects. Mike's expertise and problem solving ability were a big asset to these teams that we were part of. Mike was always willing to help and his positive attitude made him an easy person to work with. Many fond memories.

Posted by Gordon Tuttle - Concord, NH - Coworker   December 05, 2019

pat and family I was so sad to here this news. I often think of all the fun we had playing games and bridge. may god help you through this sad time always love joanne and jeff .

Posted by joanne pieciak - holyoke, MA - Friend   December 05, 2019

My friend and former boss, Michael T. Smith...you were one in a million; always so kind, caring, soft spoken and very genuine. You were quietly influence in so many ways at work and throughout the community. There will be a large void now, but all the gifts you extended throughout your life are now embedded in so many hearts and memories. Pat and family, I am deeply sorry for this immense loss in your lives. I will pray for all of you in the days ahead for peace and acceptance. Mike made a huge impact on so many. Let this be a source of comfort to all of you at this difficult time. There is a new angel in heaven now. He will do even greater things from above.

Posted by A friend   December 05, 2019

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I remember Mike as a great and kind leader. One of the very best of our WMECO family. He has been and will be sorely missed. So sorry to learn about his passing.

Posted by Dolly Wrona - West Springfield, MA - Coworker   December 05, 2019

Mike was my brother-in-law while he was married to my sister Claire. He was a fine fellow and a great father to his two sons.

Posted by James Simonitsch - Bristol, ME - Family Friend   December 04, 2019

Mr.Smith, Thank you for your service RDM Windham NH

Posted by A friend   December 04, 2019

From all of us at the Bow Bridge Club, our heartfelt condolences to you Pat. Mike was always a pleasure to play against, and his presence will be sorely missed.

Posted by Jim Felch - Bristol, NH   December 04, 2019

Pat and family,
We were so very sorry to hear of Mike's passing. Though we didn't have enough time with him, we had enough time to see the wonderful, caring person he was. Condolences to you and your loving family. Know that we are here for you and thoughts and prayers are with you, the family and Mike.

Posted by JoAnn and Brad Thorp - Goffstown, NH - Friend   December 04, 2019

Dear Pat & Family, so very, very, sorry for the loss of your husband Mike.
We were saddened to hear. Our thoughts are with you & the family.
Love Tony & Joan Roy

Posted by Tony & Joan Roy - Goffstown, NH - Friend   December 04, 2019

Please accept our heartfelt condolences to the whole family but especially to you Pat. Mike was a wonderful friend, husband, father and grandfather and will be missed by so many, including us.

Posted by Sally Gauthier - The Villages, FL - friend   December 03, 2019

Pat and family - We are holding you all in our prayers and offer our sincere sympathy at Mikes passing. We know he will be so dearly missed by you and his wonderful loving family- all those beautiful children and Grandchildren, extended family and friends. Peace and love , Mary Lou and family

Posted by Mary Lou Hoyt - Longmeadow, MA - friend   December 03, 2019

We are so sad to hear about Mike. Words are never enough.

Posted by Pat StOnge - Hooksett, NH - Friend   December 03, 2019

Mike was a wonderful and kind man to all especially to his family and friends. I will miss him and his smile every two weeks at the Lions Club. I will also miss our chats about grandkids. He loved his grandkids. You will not be forgotten Mike.
Claire and David Rouillard

Posted by Claire Rouillard - friend   December 03, 2019

Heaven surely got one of the best in Mike. Kind, generous, selfless, loving and wonderful in every way! Sending all of you our thoughts, prayers, strength and love. Hoping the amazing memories your entire family has with this wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend will soon give you peace!

Posted by Missy & Sam Ruddy - Bedford, NH - Family Friend   December 03, 2019

With love and condolences to the entire Smith family. Mike was a wonderful father and grandpa and we were fortunate to have known him through Colin's marriage to our daughter.

Posted by Peggy and Perry Teillon - Devon, PA   December 03, 2019

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Aw Pat, I am so very sorry to hear about Mike....he was a wonderful, kind man and the two of you were a beautiful caring couple who put others needs before yourselves...You were a dynamic duo and I know you both loved and valued one another every day of your 31 years together ....may your dear man now rest in peace until your journey's reunite you again! My sincere and heartfelt condolences to the entire family! Bless you all through the remainder of these holidays into 2020 and beyond!....XXOO, Cathy

Posted by Cathy Rousseau - Springfield, MA - friend   December 03, 2019

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My deepest sympathy to the family. Mike was a great man, kind, loving, caring, and loved by so many. May your beautiful memories comfort you through this time.

Posted by Jessica Rivera - Springfield, MA - friend   December 03, 2019

I was very sad to learn of the passing of a Michael. Please accept the heartfelt condolences from me and my wife Janice. We will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers. ❤

Posted by Susan Wharton - Peachtree City, GA - Family Friend   December 03, 2019

I will sorely miss you, Michael, until we meet again. I will remember the kindnesses you showed my when I was calling on you at Western MA Electric, and for your services to the community here in Goffstown, in many ways, including as a fellow Lion.

Posted by Fred Plett - Goffstown, NH - Friend   December 03, 2019

We are so very sad to learn of Mike's passing. We considered him a great friend and our hearts go out to his family. Our sincere condolences and our prayers for Mike.

Posted by Diana and Buddy Perry - Davenport, FL - Friend   December 03, 2019


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