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Norman H. Smith Jr.

Norman H. Smith Jr., 86, of Ansonia, Conn., and North Port, Fla., passed away on Saturday, April 7, 2012. He was born Dec. 22, 1925, in Derby, son of the late Norman and Augusta Smith Sr. He was also predeceased by his first wife, Edna Mae Blewett Smith, his son, Carl N. Smith Sr. and his sister, Doris Smith Martin.

Norman H. Smith Jr.

Norman is survived by his loving wife, Anne Edwards Smith; two daughters, Marilyn S. (Dennis) Grieve of Washington, N.C. and Patricia J. (Michael) Bourque of North Port, Fla.; seven grandchildren, Carl N. Smith Jr. of Ansonia, Conn., Valerie G. (Steven) Harris of Washington, N.C., Kevin E. (Shana A.) Grieve of Simpson, N.C., Erin B. (Lou) Discko of Ansonia, Conn., and Michelle L. (Brendan) Toop, Christopher M. Bourque and Allison M. Bourque, all of North Port, Fla.; five great-grandchildren, Kailey G. and Emma B. Harris of Washington, N.C., Carl N. Smith III of Ansonia, Conn., Sabrina Discko of Ansonia, Conn., and Britton A. Grieve of Simpson, N.C.; his sister, Betty Lou McCann of Spartanburg, S.C.; his brother, Donald W. Smith of North Port, Fla.; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Norman served his country in World War II in the Navy from 1943 to 1946. He served the city of Ansonia as Fire Chief, Fire Marshal and as a dedicated member of the Fountain Hose Company #1 for 55 years. Norman was a member of the First Baptist Church in Ansonia, Conn., and also the North Port Community United Church of Christ in Florida. He was in partnership with Greywacz and Smith Building Contractors for over 40 years, building both the First Baptist Church in Ansonia, Conn., and the First Baptist Church in Shelton, Conn.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 14, at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church, 178 Leavenworth Road, Shelton, Conn. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery in Ansonia. Friends may call on Friday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Jenkins King & Malerba Funeral Home, 12 Franklin St., Ansonia, Conn. (www.jenkinskingfh.com). Additional services will be held on April 23 at 11 a.m. at the North Port Community United Church of Christ in North Port, Florida.

Donations in Norman’s memory may be made to Tidewell Hospice, 12731 Tamiami Trail, North Port, FL 34287 or to the North Port Community United Church of Christ, 3450 S. Biscayne Drive, North Port, FL 34287.