Thomas R. Smith, 86, of Westborough and formerly a longtime resident of Southborough, died Dec. 31 after a period of declining health. Tom was the devoted husband of Shirley (Brooks) Smith for over 65 years.
Born in Boston, he was the son of the late Emmett and Anastasia (Kelly) Smith. Tom was employed by Raytheon Company for 46 years as a computer analyst, retiring in 1999. He was a self-taught piano player and loved music. Tom was very proud of his record collection of the ’40s, ’50s and ’60s. For 50 years he was a good friend of Bill W. and a member of St. Matthew Church of Southborough, where he was an usher. His greatest joy was spending time with his family.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his sons, Thomas R. Smith Jr. and wife Linda of Auburn, Paul Smith, David Smith and wife Susan of Marlborough, Brian Smith and wife Jodie of Framingham, and Donald Smith and wife Judy of Marlborough, his sisters, Dorothy Steeves of Franklin and Margaret Pomeroy of Hopkinton, his grandchildren, Amy, Christopher, Peter, Felicia, Nicholas, Andrew and Matthew, and a great-grandson, Mikael.
Tom is predeceased by his siblings, Dr. Frank Smith, Marjorie Martin, James Smith, Kenneth Smith, Marie Mullaley, Robert Smith Sr., Ann Francis, Kathleen Gilligan and baby Charlotte.
Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 5, from 4-7 p.m. at the Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main Street, Southborough. A funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, Jan. 6, at 10 a.m. at St. Matthew Church, 26 Highland Street, Southborough. Burial will follow in the Southborough Rural Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be sent in his memory to either Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284 or Pine Street Inn, 444 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02118.