Doane Beal & Ames


Charles Henry Smith

June 20, 1954April 18, 2021

Charles Henry Smith, 66, lost his battle with Covid on April 18, 2021. He was born in South Weymouth on June 20,1954, to Hugh D. Smith (deceased) and Pauline (Kelley) Smith. He grew up in Holbrook, where his mother still lives, and spent his childhood summers on Cape Cod. His enduring love of both the ocean and salt-water fishing inspired him to make the transition from summers on the Cape to full-time living. It was here he met his wife, Pamela (Dunford) and they enjoyed forty-seven years of marriage. Charlie was a passionate cook, both at home and at Oliver’s Tavern in Yarmouth, where he worked for thirty-five years. When not cooking or out on his boat, you could find Charlie driving his antique car and helping out with the Cape Cod Classic Car Club or helping around the family farm. He was the sort of person who both loved to have a good time and to share his knowledge and experience with anyone who wanted to learn. He is survived by his wife Pam; his son George of Brewster; his son Scott and his wife Erica of Cotuit, and numerous grandchildren he loved to joke around with. He is also survived by his sister Elaine Pinkham and her husband Steven of Waquoit; his brother David Smith and his wife Laurelle of South Yarmouth; his brother Gerard Smith and his wife Virginia of Fall River; and his brother-in-law Ted Dunford and his wife Linda of South Dennis. A viewing will be Friday, April 23, from 10am – 12pm at Doane, Beal, and Ames. A private burial will follow at the Swan Lake Cemetery. As Charlie really took a liking to animals later in life, in lieu of flowers please make donations to the Animal Rescue League.


  • Pauline (Kelley) Smith, Mother
  • Hugh D. Smith, Father (deceased)
  • Pamela (Dunford) Smith, Wife
  • George, Son
  • Scott (wife Erica), Son
  • Elaine Pinkham (husband Steven), Sister
  • David Smith (wife Laurelle), Brother
  • Gerard Smith (wife Virginia), Brother
  • Ted Dunford (wife Linda), Brother-in-law
  • He is also survived by numerous grandchildren.

  • Animal Rescue League


  • Visitation

    Friday, April 23, 2021


Charles Henry Smith

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Sandra Tubman

April 29, 2021

My dear dear Pam I was so very saddened to read of your husbands passing...It is never easy when the one you love departs this earth. You miss his smile, his laugh, your good and bad times, all the memories you developed over the years and so much more.
You have always been one of my favorite little sister's. Please know I have walked this path and i would be honored if you need to reach out and talk to someone please feel free to call on me!
My sincere sympathy and love to your entire family.

janice (Hays) Lannan

April 26, 2021

Very sad to hear of Charlie passing. He was a very happy and friendly guy . Humble . I remember him from High School many years ago . Can 't forget that face or smile!

Nicholas tortorello

April 24, 2021

I just found out today about so very sorry to hear that he passed away.we flipped a lot of bergers and dogs at the car show...he was always ready willing and able to do the best he could..he did that..he made the work fun...I will miss him.

Elaine Pinkham

April 24, 2021

Charles you were my brother my protector and I guess you could say my first love. There are no words that can express how much I love you and will miss your wonderful laugh and smile. You will always be in my heart forever more....Rest in Peace and watch over us all. I love you to the moon and back.

Fred & Ann Jones

April 22, 2021

Ann and I really liked Charley and enjoyed our past experiences with him and Pam. He was a willing worker and a great cook. We are all going to miss him terribly!
God Bless!

Ronald Danielson

April 22, 2021

Charlie and Pam joined the The Cape Cod Classics Car Club in 2013 and have been a dedicated club couple, well known for their volunteering and support of the car club activities. Pam has been the club secretary since 2015. Charlie “the cook” was the team leader for the Blast food concession, he held the DPH certifications needed to cook all those burgers & dogs that we all enjoyed. Charlie also secured the donations of meat and buns, and made sure we had all the necessary supplies.
Charlie and Pam attended all cruise nights and events in their 1979 blue Pontiac Trans/Am which is actually Pam’s “baby”. Charlie was restoring his 1953 Chevrolet 210 Coupe.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Pam and her family at this difficult time, their dear Charlie will be missed by us all.

Helen Sanborn-Cotter

April 22, 2021

I am so sorry for your loss Pam and family. Too young. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.

Briana Tripp

April 22, 2021

My heart is so saddened by this news. Charlie always was able to brighten my day with his warm smile and captivating laugh. Sending sincere and heartfelt condolences to the family and dear friends.

Jody Babineau (Almonte)

April 22, 2021

Words can not express the sadness. I have so many wonderful, FUN memories of Charlie! Will miss him terribly. Love you Charlie! Rest in peace my friend.
Sincere and heartfelt condolences to the family. May the many happy memories guide you through this trying time.

Jan Sisson

April 22, 2021

Charlie was always smiling when I saw him. I hope those kind of memories give you comfort.