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Raymond H. Smith

Ascutney, Vt. — Raymond H. Smith, 78, a resident of Ascutney passed away Saturday, April 6 at Cedar Hill Healthcare in Windsor.

He was born Feb. 5, 1935, in Windsor the son of Harold and Flora (Kavanagh) Smith. He received his schooling in Windsor and graduated from Windsor High School in 1953. He was a veteran of the US Navy serving in Korea during the Korean Conflict. Following his honorable discharge he returned to Windsor. He married Dora Perry in Windsor on June 28, 1958. Mr. Smith was employed at the former Vermont State Prison in Windsor as a Sergeant of Guards for several years until the prison closed in 1975. He was later employed as a machinist at the former Cone Blanchard Machine Tool Co. until 1983.

Ray was a 50-year member of the Windsor American Legion Post #25 and a former member and past president of the Windsor Lions Club. He greatly enjoyed spending time with his family.

His wife of 55 years, Dora L. Smith passed away on Feb. 10, 2013.

He was also predeceased by one granddaughter, Brandy Burridge and by one brother and four sisters.

Survivors include one daughter, Laurie Jean Burridge and her husband, Russ of Newbury, Vt.; two sons, Raymond C. Smith and his wife, Cynthia of Claremont, N.H. and Scott F. Smith and his wife, Heather of Brownsville, Vt.; 10 grandchildren, Erica Smith, Nicholas Smith and his wife Kayla, Alex Smith, Will Smith, Maddie Smith, Quincey Smith, Sarah Burridge, Noah Burridge, Matthew Husband and Holly Cannistraci; three great grandchildren, Ella Rose Smith, Madison Husband and Jayden Cannistraci; his mother-in-law, Clara Perry of Plainfield, N.H.; several nieces and nephews.

At his request a graveside service for him and his wife will be held at a later date in the Ascutney Cemetery in Windsor.

Memorial contributions may be made to Cedar Hill Healthcare to benefit the Activities Fund, at 49 Cedar Hill Drive, Windsor, VT 05089 The Knight Funeral Home in Windsor is entrusted with the arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to his family in an online guestbook at www.knightfuneralhomes.com.