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Francis H. Smith

June 20, 1928 — April 11, 2024

Boscawen, NH

Francis H. Smith

Francis “Smitty” Smith passed away Thursday evening, April 11, 2024, from a massive MI and systems shut down. He was two months short of his 96th birthday. He was born 1928 in Cornish, NH to Madelyn Sturtevant and E. Vernon Smith. 

Francis’ parents divorced and his mother married Oakes Ellis who raised Francis as a son. They lived during the depression and life was hard at times. He graduated from West Lebanon School in 1947. He married Marie Hutchinson in 1949 and they had five sons, Douglas, Dennis, David, Donald, and Daniel. Dad was the store Manager at Hanover Hardware until 1968. In 1969 he and Mom moved to Penacook, NH, and ran Fox Hardware together for 20 years. 

Francis is survived by sons Douglas, David, Donald, and Daniel; 4 grandchildren; and 12 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his son Dennis; his mother Madelyn Ellis; wife Marie; step father Oakes Ellis; grandson Sasha Smith; and sister Madelyn Lahaye. He was blessed to live on his own until the last day of life.

 Per his wishes there will be no formal service, but the family will have a private celebration of life in the future. Phaneuf Funeral Homes & Crematorium is assisting the family with arrangements. To view an online memorial, leave a message of condolence, or for more information please visit https://phaneuf.net/

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