Addison R. Smith

October 30, 1925June 7, 2018

Addison R. Smith passed away peacefully after a long period of ill health on June 7, 2018. He was born in East Boothbay, Maine on October 30, 1925, in the same bed, in the same room and in the same old Victorian home where his mother was born. He was the only child of the late Russell C. Smith and Ruth Virginia Adams Smith. He was a World War II veteran of the US Naval Submarine Service and was authorized to wear 5 ribbons and the submarine combat pin. He was a graduate of Pratt High School in Essex, CT class of 1934. He was named for his paternal grandfather, Dr. Addison R. Smith who was co-founder of the former Knox Hospital, Rockland, ME. His maternal grandfather Franck C. Adams was a third generation boat builder operating out of E. Boothbay, ME. He spent his working years involved in the printing and manufacturing of business forms starting with UARCO, INC. in their Deep River, CT and Oakland, CA plants and ending his career with the Courier Citizen Corporation’s “forms division” in Lowell, MA.

Growing up among the treasures of previous generations in E. Boothbay, ME, he acquired a lifelong enthusiasm for antiques and related memorabilia, and in his spare time became a collector and dealer. He was also an avid bowler and card player, loved being near or on the water, doing crosswords, attending estate auctions and working on woodcarvings. After moving from E. Boothbay to Essex, CT at an early age, he never lost his love for his birthplace, its rockbound shorelines, quaint village atmosphere and the sea, returning on summer vacations and holidays whenever possible during his lifetime. During retirement years, he devoted a great deal of time gathering and recording family history along with specific memories as told to him by his mother.

He leaves his wife of 39 years, Patricia Elder Smith of Deltona, FL, a son Russell of Deland, FL, a son Christopher and daughter in law Sabrina, a daughter Wendy, granddaughters; Emma Ruth, twins Sascha and Olivia, Grandsons; John and William, all of Perth, Western Australia, granddaughter Vanessa of the Netherlands and Great-grandson of the Netherlands.

He was predeceased by his former wife Frances DeRenne Alexander Smith, a step-daughter Deborah Alexander and a grandson Jacob Flentri.

At Addison’s request, there will be no service and burial will be at the family’s convenience at Riverside Cemetery, Yarmouth, ME.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Vitas Hospice Care 2181 Mason Ave. Suite 100 Daytona Beach, FL 32117 Or Boothbay Regional Historical Society, 72 Oak St. Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538


  • Frances DeRenne Alexander Smith, Former Wife
  • Patricia Elder Smith, Wife
  • Russell Smith, Son
  • Christopher Smith, Son
  • Sabrina ., Daughter
  • Wendy ., Daughter
  • Emma Ruth ., Granddaughter
  • Sascha ., Granddaughter
  • Olivia ., Granddaughter
  • John ., Grandson
  • William ., Grandson
  • Vanessa ., Granddaughter
  • Deborah Alexander, Stepdaughter
  • Jacob Flentri, Grandson

  • Vitas Hospice Care
  • Boothbay Regional Historical Society

Addison R. Smith

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