Mr. Smith was born Jan. 23, 1928, in Danbury, son of the late Gerard Harold and Florence (Hooper) Smith.
He served with the United States Navy and was a self-employed builder, retiring in 1997.
In addition to his wife of 58 years, he is survived by a son, Jay Smith, of New Milford; and a daughter, Maryallen Gaffney, of Bethel. He was predeceased by a daughter, Donna Jean Smith.
The Lillis Funeral Home of New Milford was in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to a charity of one's choice.