MOULTONBOROUGH — James Joseph Smith, Jr., 86, of Fox Hollow Road, died October 15, 2013 at his home, after a long illness.
Born in Avoca, PA on January 18, 1927, he was the son of James Joseph Sr, and Mary (Healey) Smith. He grew up in Brooklyn, NY and graduated from a Catholic high school in Brooklyn. James also went on to trade school to become an electrician. He has been a resident of Moultonborough since 1983.
James worked for thirty-five years as an electrician for Sperry Gyroscope Manufacturing Company, until his retirement in 1985.
James was a thirty year member of the I.B.E.W. Local #3, the Fox Hollow Association and a former member of the S.P.E.B.S.Q.S.A. Lakes Region Chordsman. He was also a communicant of St. Charles Borromeo Roman Catholic Church, in Meredith.
James was an avid model railroad enthusiast and enjoyed spending his time with family, fishing and traveling.
James was a proud World War II Navy veteran.
James was predeceased by his brothers, Girard, Thomas and David.
James is survived by is wife of sixty-four years, Rose C. (Martirani) Smith of Moultonborough, sons John and his wife Pamela of Port Jefferson, NY, Thomas and Louise Jagusch of Gilford, granddaughte, Christina, great granddaughter Sophia, brother Robert and his wife Deborah, sister Alice Gunnett, many nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held in the Mayhew Funeral Home, Routes #3 and #104, Meredith, on Friday at 10 a.m. The Very Rev. Dennis J. Audet V.F., pastor of St. Charles Borromeo Church, will officiate. Burial will follow in Shannon Cemetery, in Moultonborough.
To sign James's Book of Memories, please go to www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com