Obituary of David W. Smith
David W. Smith passed away peacefully at Care Dimensions Hospice House in Lincoln on Sunday morning, November 3, 2019 at the age of 74, after a courageous battle with cancer. Dave was the beloved husband of Rosemary (Palmieri).
Dave was born in Lynn. He was the son of the late Robert and Mabel Smith. Dave was raised in Marblehead and was a 1963 graduate of Marblehead High School. After high school he enlisted in the Navy serving his country during the Vietnam War from 1963-1967 achieving the rank of AK3 (E-4). Dave was the recipient of the National Defense Service Medal. He enjoyed his time in the Navy and was very proud of his service to his country. After the Navy, Dave worked as a Machinist at United Welding in Lynn for over 25 years.
Dave met his future wife Rosemary at a local dance. They married on May 9, 1970 and would have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary next year. Dave and Rosemary settled in Burlington where they raised their two children. He was a supportive husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. Dave was affectionately known as “Grump” and “Great Grump” by his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Dave was an avid Boston sports fan and especially liked watching the New England Patriots. He also enjoyed country music, a cold beer, doing word search puzzles, playing cards and fishing. Dave will be remembered as a quiet man who had great love and devotion for his family.
Dave was the Beloved husband of Rosemary (Palmieri). Loving father of Laura (Smith) Temple of Woburn and the late Robert M. Smith. Proud grandfather of Nolan Temple of GA, formerly of Woburn, Alyssa Temple & her fiancée Michael Stokes of Woburn and Sarah Temple of Woburn. Doting great grandfather of Isabella & Kaylee Rose Stokes. Brother of Roberta Stensland & her husband John of OR. Brother-in-law of Joseph & Gail Palmieri of Arlington. Dave is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Visiting hours will be held at the Edward V Sullivan Funeral Home, 43 Winn St., BURLINGTON (Exit 34 off Rt. 128/95 Woburn side) on Thursday, Nov 7 from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. Followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Barbara Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn at 11:30 a.m. Burial to follow in Pine Haven Cemetery, BURLINGTON. Memorials in Dave’s name may be made to Care Dimensions Hospice, 75 Sylvan St., Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923 www.caredimensions.org
Edward V. Sullivan
43 Winn Street
Burlington, MA 01803
Ph: (781) 272-0050