Sergeant Joseph J. Smith III, age 76 died Mon. October 20, 2014 at the Harrington at Hubbard Hospital. He leaves his wife of 51 years, Barbara E (Lefebvre) Smith. He also leaves a brother, Brian and his wife Gloria Smith of Webster. His brother, Michael Smith of Thompson, CT, and sister, Marlene Harris of Webster, predeceased him. He also leaves an Aunt, Maryann Dupre of Marlborough, an Uncle, Andrew Smith of Douglas and nieces and nephews and cousins.
He was born in Webster son of the late Jospeh J. H. Smith Jr. and Evelyn (Piehl) Smith and lived here all his life. He was a graduate of the 8th grade St. Joseph Grammar School and attended Bartlett High School. Joseph was a U.S. Army Veteran. He retired from the Webster Police Department, in 1986 as a police Sergeant serving for over 20 years. He was a active member of the Redevelopment Authority and a Assessor. He was formerly a constable, Commissioner for the Park's Department, and served as a town rep for precincts. He was a life member of the TSKK, PAV. He was a member of the Southern MMassachusetts, Central Massachusetts and Eastern Connecticut Police Associations.
A funeral was heald Friday October 24, 2014 from the Shaw-Majercik Funeral Home, 48 School Street Webster with a Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Joseph Basilica, Webster and burial in Mt. Zion, Cemetery, Webster with police honors. Calling hours at the funeral home will be Thursday October 23, 2013 from 5 to 8 p.m. Flowers may be sent or donations to St. Joseph Grammar School. A guest book is available at online.