Stephen Marc Smith 64 of East Hampton, CT died on Saturday October 21, 2017 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Stephen was born on March 10, 1953 to the late Jack and Shirley Smith. He was a graduate of Pulaski High School and Colgate University. He was employed for many years in the family hardware business Lehrer’s Hardware and Electric Company in New Britain, CT. Stephen was a diehard football fan, and a voracious reader. He also enjoyed the beach in Old Saybrook.
Stephen is survived by his loving wife and son Benay and Matthew, his brother-and –sister –in-law Stewart and Lisa Smith and niece Jessica of Pound Ridge, New York, and his mother-in-law Edith Prague of Columbia. Stephen also leaves his sister in-laws Joanne Doyle of Columbia and Shelley Prague of Enfield. Stephen leaves many relatives and friends but especially dear to his heart were his cousins Howard and Ken Kunin of South Portland, Maine whose visits always put a smile on his face. Stephen is also survived by his beloved caregiver Grace Olewicz who cared for Stephen for eight years and who was a gift to this family.
Stephen’s family would like to extend their sincere appreciation to Dr. Tim Buckley for his kind and compassionate care of Stephen. The family would also like to thank the Middlesex Hospital Hospice team for their care and support during the last few weeks of Stephen’s life.
Graveside services will be held on Wednesday October 25, 2017 at 11:00AM at the Beth Alom Cemetery, 48 Allen Street, New Britain, CT. Following the interment, the family will receive family and friends at the Farmington Marriott, 15 Farm Springs Road, Farmington, CT. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the East Hampton Public Library. Arrangements are entrusted to the Weinstein Mortuary, Hartford, Ct. For further information, directions, or to sign the guest book for Stephen Smith, please visit online at www.weinsteinmotuary.com/funeralscfm.