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1958 Jeffrey 2021

Jeffrey J. Smith Sr.

October 28, 1958 — April 11, 2021

Jeffrey (Jeff) John Smith, Sr., 62, of Robbinston, ME passed away on April 11, 2021 at his home with his loving wife by his side.

Jeff was born on October 28, 1958 in Calais, ME, the son of Dana W. Smith, Sr., and Patricia Nielson Smith Bishop. He was predeceased by his parents, wife, Wendy Smith, brother, Dana W. Smith, Jr., step-father, Percy Bishop, father-in-law, Wendal Mooers, father and mother-in-law, Larry and Mary Gillespie and nephew, Shane Brown.

Jeff graduated in 1976 from Calais Memorial High School and later got his welding certificate.

Jeff was a hard worker and a man of many talents and was always willing to share his talents by helping others...he could do just about anything! Throughout the years he worked as a welder, logger and maintenance supervisor but his passion was always being on the water, hence, he became "the best fisherman" for over 40 years. He met and became good friends with many of his fellow fishermen and loved reminiscing about his fishing tails.

Jeff enjoyed spending time with his devoted wife, Mary-Jo, at their home in Florida, camp at Nash's Lake, 4-wheeling, time with family & friends and any time spent on the water.

Jeff is survived by his loving wife: Mary-Jo Gillespie Burgess Smith, their children: Jeffrey Smith, Jr. (Lisa), Jason Smith (Mindy), Jimmy Mitchell, Robbie Burgess (Jure), their grandchildren: Halie, Jaydn, Riley, MacKenzie, Mikah, Kristina, Katelyn, James, Baylee, Hayden and Tre', great-grandchild: Parker, step-brothers: Neil Bishop (Janie) and Robbie Bishop (Mary), mother-in-law: Persis Mooers, in-laws: Doug Mooers (Susan), Randy Mooers, Blynn Mooers, Peggy Mooers, Laurie Young (Kim), Michelle Brown (Dean), Billy Gillespie, several nieces, nephews and cousins, life-long best friend: Ernie Morrell, and his "Nash's Lake Family".

Jeff felt truly blessed and thankful to have the most compassionate, supportive Healthcare team: Dr. Peter Wilkinson & CHCS Hospice Nurse, Melanie Howard - his Angels on earth!

Jeff will be sadly missed by all that knew and loved him.

In honoring Jeff's request, there will be no service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jeff's honor to: PAWS Brave Hearts, 368 South St., Calais, ME 04619 or The Ark Shelter, PO Box 276, Cherryville, ME 04622. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais.
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