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Robert G. Smith

December 17, 1936 ~ January 12, 2021 (age 84)

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Robert G. Smith, 84, of Belchertown, MA passed away peacefully at home on  January 12, 2021.  Born in Ware, MA on December 17, 1936, he was the son of the late Russell Smith and Mae (Brown) Mundell.  Bob spent his early years in Ware before proudly serving in the U.S. Navy from 1955 – 1959.  After the Navy, Bob went on to marry Jan, his wife of 62 years, and raise their five children.   Bob was a long-time resident of West Brookfield before he and Jan retired to Wells, Maine where they spent 23 wonderful years before returning to Massachusetts.  Predeceased by his wife in 2019, and his son Christian, Bob is survived by his children Wendy, Timothy, Jeremy and Eric, 18 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.  Bob enjoyed fishing and a good game of chess.  The family wishes to thank Bob’s caring Nurse Ellen, for her extraordinary care, compassion and kindness during Bob’s later weeks.  A walk through calling hour will be held on Thursday, January 14, 2021 from 3 - 4 PM in the Cebula Funeral Home Chapel, 66 South Street, Ware.  A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, January 15, 2021 at 10 AM in St. Mary's Church, 57 South Street, Ware. Everyone will meet directly in the church on Friday morning. Private Interment will follow with Naval Honors in Sacred Heart Cemetery in West Brookfield.   Due to Massachusetts COVID-19 Restrictions, reduced capacity, along with masks or face coverings, and social distancing must be followed, for all services. For more information and online guestbook, please visit: . In lieu of floral offerings, please consider making a donation to:  Christ Community Church, P.O. Box 1270, Belchertown, MA 01007.


Funeral Service
January 15, 2021

10:00 AM
St. Mary s Church (South Street)

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Walk Through Calling Hour Thursday, January 14, 2021 from 3 - 4 PM in Cebula Funeral Home
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