George A. Smyth

August 5, 2018

George A. Smyth
U.S. Veteran

US Navy

WWII

of Wilmington, formerly of Woburn, August 5th at ninety-six years of age. Beloved husband of 66 years to the late Marguerite M. “Bubbie” (McCauley) Smyth. Loving father of Janet Catrone, her husband the late Paul of Stoneham, Pamela Nickerson, her husband Carl of Wilmington, and Alan T. Smyth and his wife Christine of Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Devoted grandfather of Laura Weymouth, Jacqueline Smyth, Tara Nickerson, Carl Nickerson, Jr., and the late Alan T. Smyth, Jr., and great-grandfather of Paige, Chloe and Isabelle. Dear brother of Richard Smyth, Frances Paulsen and Sue Coe all of Woburn, and the late Ruth DeLong, Alexander Smyth, Samuel Smyth, Marjorie Farrell, and Evelyn Phalon. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, Friday, August 10th at 11 a.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn from  8:30-10:30 a.m. prior to the Funeral Mass. Remembrances may be made in George’s memory to a charity of one’s choice. For directions or to leave an online condolence, please visit www.lynch-cantillon.com or Facebook under Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home.

George A. Smyth, of Wilmington, formerly of Woburn, died peacefully, Sunday August 5th at the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veteran’s Hospital. Just two months away from his 97th birthday. He was the beloved husband of 66 years to the late Marguerite M. “Bubbie” (McCauley) Smyth.

Born in Boston, George was a son of the late Alexander and Meta K. (Hyldburg) Smyth. He was raised in Woburn and a graduate of Woburn High in 1942. George served his country as a Motor Machinist Mate 2nd Class in the US Navy during World War II, until his honorable discharge at wars end. He was proud to serve his country and proud to be an American.

For many years, George worked as an Engineering Technician for the Polaroid Corporation until his retirement in 1986.

George was a proud member of the Woburn Lodge of Elks and the American Legion – George Campbell Post #101 for over 50 years.

He loved working on home improvement projects and socializing with family and friends.

George is survived and will be deeply missed by his children, Janet Catrone, her husband the late Paul of Stoneham, Pamela Nickerson, her husband Carl of Wilmington, and Alan T. Smyth and his wife Christine of Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Devoted grandfather of Laura Weymouth, Jacqueline Smyth, Tara Nickerson, Carl Nickerson, Jr., and the late Alan T. Smyth, Jr., and great-grandfather of Paige, Chloe and Isabelle. Dear brother of Richard Smyth (Beverly Hills, FL), Frances Paulsen and Sue Coe both of Woburn, and the late Ruth DeLong, Alexander Smyth, Samuel Smyth, Marjorie Farrell, and Evelyn Phalon. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

 

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, Friday, August 10th at 11 a.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn from  8:30-10:30 a.m. prior to the Funeral Mass. Remembrances may be made in George’s memory to a charity of one’s choice. For directions or to leave an online condolence, please visit www.lynch-cantillon.com or Facebook under Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home.

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  1. Janet, Pam, Alan and the entire extended Smyth family: I was deeply saddened to read about the passing of your Father. He was a great man and an awesome neighbor. May all the wonderful memories provide you with peace. He is now reunited with the love of his life. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Patricia-Marie Maguire Keenan, formerly of One My Street.

  2. Dear Janet, Pam, Alan & all extended Family,
    I am so sorry to hear of Uncle George’s passing 🙁 A few years ago, I was blessed to have had opportunity to talk with him and to listen of such great family memories and stories! This all too brief time of talking and sharing with him provided me insight into the really great guy he was and my mom shared that she knew what a great help he always was to Grammy Smyth and how much she relied on him…. I wish I had been able to share with Uncle George how very proud I am of his brave Veteran service in defense of our country in WWII. …My hope is for opportunity to see family members more often and to also meet those members who I have not yet had privilege to meet. Love and prayers to you all and blessed be the tie that binds.
    – Lori Paulsen-Chase (daughter of Frances Smyth & the late Paul M. Paulsen)

  3. Kathy Mulrenan Solorzano

    Wonderful Memories Of Bubbie, and Smittie,,Always Smiling, and Pleasant,,My Best To You All,,

  4. Linda Farrell Kuhnen

    Sending love from the Farrell branch of the Smyth family. Uncle George was such a loving, friendly, and helpful person. My parents, Marjorie and Lloyd, appreciated him in many ways.

  5. George was a great guy. I met him last year and he had a memory that was pneominal. Loved to ‘reminisce with him about all the people he knew from Woburn and especially the people In my neighborhood from 50 yrs ago. He was a wonderful human being.

  6. Frank Castiglia

    I am not a family member or a friend. I happened to be looking at a relatives obituary and saw George’s picture in uniform. I just wanted to salute a WWII veteran. He was truly part of our country’s greatest generation. Peace be with you all.

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