Henry Robert Smith

May 29, 1936June 26, 2018
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Henry Robert Smith, age 82, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Tuesday, June 26th, 2018. He was born on May 29th, 1936. His father was Joseph Smith and his mother was Marion Molyneux Smith. Henry never complained and always had a good word to say, even in sickness. He was married to Georgia Palmer Smith for 59 years and they raised five children together. Henry served in the military as a young man and later worked for the town of Old Saybrook. Years later, Henry opened his own business delivering wood and clearing lots. Henry was the first to help anyone in need, always putting others happiness before his own. His mere presence put people at ease, always waving and speaking to anyone he could. Left to honor Henry and remember his love are his wife Georgia, his children Henry Smith, Albert Smith, Harry Smith, Georgia McNary and his son-in-law David McNary. Henry was predeceased by his son Ricky Smith. For the past 20 years Henry loved, cherished and mentored his three grandchildren Coral, Caitlin, and Marissa McNary. His love of the south was evident, and the countless trips he took with his wife and grandkids made him glow with stories upon every return. Family, friends, and those whose lives Henry has touched are invited to Swan Funeral Home in Old Saybrook, CT on Friday, July 6th. Calling hours will be from 5 to 8PM. We welcome you to reminisce, grieve, and celebrate Henry and the impactful life he lived.


  • Calling Hours Friday, July 6, 2018
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Henry Robert Smith

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Tom Gergler

July 6, 2018

We all know that your in Heaven. RIP Henry


July 2, 2018

May God's loving kindness and comfort help you and your family during this time if sorrow (2 Corinthian 1:3,4).

Meg & Nancy Sitter-Kluepfel

June 30, 2018

We are so sorry Georgia and family for the passing of your dad and Grandfather. Our thoughts are with you. We hope the love and support of your family and friends will help you through this heart breaking time. Fill your heart with the happy memories you had together.

Candy Viggiano Marien

June 29, 2018

To the Family of Henry Smith,

I remember Henry coming to our family farm to get the leftover vegetables for his pigs. He always had a smile on his face and a kind word for everyone. He was loved by everyone in town and will surely be missed.

I hope that all of the wonderful memories you have of your times with him help to comfort you during this time of sadness and beyond.

Candy Viggiano Marien

Norman Cavallaro

June 28, 2018

I met Henry shortly after opening North Cove Outfitters.
I truly enjoyed his visits and sense of humor.
He taught me that family was the only important thing in life and his fire wood kept my family warm for many years.
A gentle man and a gentleman. I will miss him.

Loleeta Fontes

June 28, 2018

So sorry to learn of Henry's passing. You are in my prayers.
Love, Loleeta Fontes

Rose Rand

June 28, 2018

so sorry for your loss RIP

Brenda Haring

June 28, 2018

Henry was one of the nicest men we know he was my dads friend and would do anything for anyone he will be missed Rest In Peace our friend

Nancy Demay

June 28, 2018

My condolences to the Smith Family, Henry was so well know and everyone loved him..I went to school with his son. And remember how Henry would make us laugh..He will be greatly missed..The Angel's he will be..
Nancy Demay

Amy Loveland Brault

June 28, 2018

My prays are with the Smith Family.
I am so sorry for your loss.