William J. ”Bill” Smith, age 68

of Quincy

William J. ”Bill” Smith, age 68

William J.” Bill” Smith, age 68, a lifelong Quincy resident, passed away, peacefully, Thursday, March 12, 2020 at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, in the comfort of his loving family.

William was born and raised in Quincy and was a graduate of Quincy High School, Class of 1969.

He was employed for forty-four years as a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service, spending most of his career working from the North Quincy branch. After his retirement in 2013, Bill was a school bus driver for the City of Quincy.

Bill was an avid Boston sports fan, enjoyed golfing and was a motorcycle enthusiast. He and his wife, Pa,t enjoyed summers in York Beach, Maine with family and friends for many years.

Most of all, he was dedicated to his family and especially his children and grandchildren, supporting all their many activities and accomplishments.

Beloved husband for forty-six years of Patricia L. (Gerry) Smith.

Devoted father of Andrew P. Smith of Quincy and his fiancée Lindsay McKenzie of Cambridge, James A. Smith and his wife Julie, and Brad L. Smith, all of Quincy.

Loving grandfather of Charlotte and Reese.

Much-loved son of Barbara I. (Johnson) Smith of Quincy and the late Frank A. Smith.

Dear brother of Iline Connors and her husband William of Pembroke, Barbara Read and her husband Robert of East Bridgewater, Gordon Smith and his wife Dawna of Weymouth, Frank Smith of Boston, Brian Smith and his wife Paula of Quincy, and Ellisa Maiolino and her late husband Peter of Middleboro.

Bill is also survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In light of current events, funeral services will be private. Memorial services will be held at a later date.

For those who wish, donations in William’s memory may be made to the charity of your choice.


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  • To Pat, Andrew, Jimmy and family. I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. Smitty was a wonderful man and I will always have wonderful memories of him. The 7 regs I used to call them (Smitty, John, Roddy, Paul, Mickie, Bobby and Gerry. What a crew! We shared lots of fun times together. Please know that my thoughts go out to you and your family. Love Joyce

  • To the smith family, I am so very sad and sorry for your loss!!! Like all of you bill welcomed me into your family and I have always considered you family! He was such a great guy and will be missed so much! My heart hurts for you all
    Love Sheryl

  • To Pat and the Smith family. I am so sorry for your loss. Billy was a great guy. He will be sadly missed at the Quincy Vietnam Veterans Day Ceremony. Rest in peace Bill. Bob Pugliesi

  • Pat and family,
    So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and your family at this sad time.

    Barbara Sullivan and Mike Lorenzano