Clifford A. Smillie

February 14, 2021

Clifford A. Smillie
U.S. Veteran

US Army

Korean War

Clifford A. Smillie – of Woburn, February 14th, surrounded by his family. Beloved husband of the late Joan M. (Monagle) Smillie. Devoted father of John A. Smillie, Brian P. Smillie, and the late Debbie Kallander. Adored grandfather of Sean, Patrick, Kellie, Allie Smillie, Cameron Kallander, Michael and Cheryl Campo, Stephen and Meredith Campo, Tina Marie and Emanuel Joaquin. Loving great-grandfather of Jake Campo, Roman Joaquin, Madison Campo and Valentina Joaquin. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, close family and friends are invited to briefly pay their respects on Friday, February 19th from 3-6 p.m. in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main St., Woburn.  All attending are asked to enter through the front door of the Funeral Home and exit through the back door. Masks MUST be worn at all times, along with strict adherence to social distancing. All other arrangements are private. 

Clifford A. Smillie – of Woburn, died peacefully, February 14th, at his home, surrounded by his family. He was the beloved husband of over 60 years to the late Joan M. (Monagle) Smillie. 

Born in Somerville, Clifford was a son of the late John and Isabelle (Wills) Smillie. He was educated in Arlington and a graduate of Tabor Academy in Marion, MA. After graduating, Clifford enlisted in the US Amry where he severed proudly during the Korean Conflict until being honorably discharged in 1954. 
 
For many years, Clifford owned and operated Jack Smillie Inc., a wholesale candy company, that his son Brian runs today. He loved the business and made many lasting friendships through it. 
 
In his younger years he loved boating, hunting and spending time outdoors. He also took pride in caring for his yard. Overall, Clifford’s family was his life and he just loved being surrounded by his family and friends.

 
Devoted father of John A. Smillie, Brian P. Smillie, and the late Debbie Kallander. Adored grandfather of Sean, Patrick, Kellie, Allie Smillie, Cameron Kallander, Michael and Cheryl Campo, Stephen and Meredith Campo, Tina Marie and Emanuel Joaquin. Loving great-grandfather of Jake Campo, Roman Joaquin, Madison Campo and Valentina Joaquin. 

 
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, close family and friends are invited to briefly pay their respects on Friday, February 19th from 3-6 p.m. in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main St., Woburn.  All attending are asked to enter through the front door of the Funeral Home and exit through the back door. Masks MUST be worn at all times, along with strict adherence to social distancing. All other arrangements are private. 

 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, close family and friends are invited to briefly pay their respects on Friday, February 19th from 3-6 p.m. in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main St., Woburn.  All attending are asked to enter through the front door of the Funeral Home and exit through the back door. Masks MUST be worn at all times, along with strict adherence to social distancing. All other arrangements are private. 

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  1. Trina and Shawn Allaway

    To the Smillie Family,

    Our deepest condolences. Cliff was one of the kindest and nicest people that I have known. When I moved in across the street from Cliff he was the first people to come over to say hello.

    He would put candy boxes in my mailbox for the holidays which was was very thoughtful.

    Every Easter all the kids in the neighborhood would come over for Easter egg hunts and eat all that yummy candy.

    These are fond memories that I will always cherish and he will be deeply missed.

  2. To all the Smillies,

    Uncle Smillie was one of a kind. Unassuming, unpretentious and a wonderful man. Growing up, seeing Uncle Smillie roll up was always so exciting because it usually meant candy! He had the most awesome kinds of candy too – not the boring ones that you got on Halloween, but the newest and best.

    As we got older, it became evident that he was the glue in the family – the sane one – keeping all the craziness with Aunt Joan, Debbie, Brian and John in order. Uncle Smillie was the perfect complement to the unfettered zaniness of Aunt Joan

    The endearing memory of Uncle Smillie will be his calmness, his smile and his joking winks when “it” was all hitting the fan around him. Our condolences to the whole family. He lived a long life with a loving family and got to spread smiles to the world – one box of candy at a time.

    We wish we could be there to raise a swedish fish with you and express our love for him.

    Love from All the Frasiers – East Coast, West Coast and Mid-Coast (CO)

  3. Dear John and Brian, our deepest condolences on the loss of your dad. We will always cherish the fond memories of Thanksgiving, visits to your cabin on the lake, and many days spent at Jack Smillie’s. Howard and his family very much appreciated the recent visits to Acton and the time spent together. Your love and thoughtfulness will be missed as well as the laughter from shared memories. May you be at peace.

    Love from Howard, Anne, Allan, Pam, Marty, Kurt, and Zachary.

    P.S. Howard prays for you and your family. God bless all of you.

  4. Brian John

    Sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. I know you both took such great care of him these last few years and everything he went through. I never had the chance to meet your dad but based on the people you both became he must have been a great dad. Thoughts and prays to you both of your families.

  5. Robert F. Connolly Jr

    John, Brian, and families: So sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing, I have so many fond memories of your neighborhood years ago and the love your parents and all the other parents had for all the kids. Your Mom and Dad were always welcoming of all the kids and so very nice to all of us. Very sorry for your loss and my thoughts and prayers are with you all. Sincerely, Bobby C

  6. Patti and Neil Markwith

    Dear John and Brian,

    We are very sorry to hear of your dad’s
    passing. Hoping that many good memories including working together at Jack Smillie’s.

    I remember visiting your family when your parents had a boat up in NH many years ago.

    Patti and Neil

  7. Carol & Scott Cattoggio

    Our sincerest condolences to you and your family, Brian. Our hearts are saddened by the loss of your dad and our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. XO

  8. Dear John, Brien and family, I am sorry for the loss of your dad. He was always so very kind and welcoming when I came to visit your distribution business. Such wonderful memories of Joanie and him.
    Fondly, Pat Collins

  9. Brian and Family,

    I am sorry of your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    With deepest sympathy.

    Lynn and Jim Graham

  10. Lou & Michele Rivera

    Brian, John, and family:
    Our deepest condolences to you all. The loss of a father is very difficult and we wish that you find healing day after day knowing that he will always be with you ~ giving you strength and guidance.

  11. Michael O’Connor

    Brian and John,
    My family and I want to express our deepest sympathy on the death of your Dear Dad. He will always be in your Heart and a part of you everyday.
    Love and Prayers,
    Okie and Family

  12. John, Brian & family,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. The ones we love are never gone but live within our hearts. May you know peace and comfort.

    God bless,

    The Culhanes

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