David A. Smith
WATERBURY - David A. “Tiny” Smith, 63, of Waterbury passed away Sunday December 15, 2019 at Meridian Manor surrounded by his wife and family. He was the husband of Deb (DeLoughery) Smith.
David was born in Waterbury January 13, 1956 son of the late Roy Smith, Sr. and Genevieve (Raimo) Smith and graduated from Crosby High School, Class of 1974 and attended Mattatuck Community College. He worked for many years in the banking industry and was currently employed by Webster Bank and formerly owned Smith’s Baseball Cards and Comic Books in Watertown.
David’s passions included hiking the Appalachian Trail, being an avid runner and a supporter to all Veterans. Also military history and classic movies. The Quiet Man was one of many he watched. He enjoyed to travel with his family including trips to the Poconos but he especially loved his days in Wildwood Crest, NJ. He also was happy to play Santa Claus for his nieces and nephews with whom he always enjoyed spending time.
Besides his wife of nine years, he is survived by his stepdaughter, Lisa Colon and her husband Alvin, 4 sisters, Barbara Zwiebel, Patricia Smith and her companion Kenneth Sayers, Louella Rostedt and her husband Roy and Cheryl Anthony and her husband Bill, a granddaughter, Joy, several nieces and nephews and his two best friends who were like brothers, Peter Perugini and Michael Dalton. He was predeceased by a stepson PFC Anthony D’Agostino, two brothers, Roy Smith, Jr. and Edward Smith, Sr., 2 sisters, Immaculate DiPietro and Baby Genevieve Smith and a brother-in-law, Alfred “Dad” Zwiebel.
Funeral Mass will be held Saturday December 21, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 785 Highland Ave. Entombment will follow in Calvary Cemetery. Calling hours are Friday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Murphy Funeral Home, 115 Willow St.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the VA Connecticut Healthcare System, Fisher House (135F), Attn: Amanda Salthouse, Fisher House Program Manager, 950 Campbell Avenue, West Haven, CT 06516.
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