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Alfred B. "Fred" Smith

August 27, 1950 - September 01, 2022


Obituary For Alfred B. "Fred" Smith

Groveland – Alfred B. “Fred” Smith, 72, formerly of Peabody, beloved husband of Susan P. (Mahoney) Smith, died Thursday, September 1, 2022 at home surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Winchester and raised in Peabody, he was the son of the late Alfred T. and Shirley (Bennett) Smith. He graduated from Peabody High School, class of 1968 and earned an associates degree from North Shore Community College, class of 1971. Fred continued his education at the Petersen School of Steam Engineering in Boston, earning his license in engineering.

Mr. Smith had been employed for forty-two years as a stationary engineer for the Salem Power Plant in Salem, MA until the time of his retirement in 2016. A resident of Groveland for the past twenty-seven years and prior to that in Peabody, Fred was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend who will be missed by all who knew him.

In addition to his wife with whom he shared forty-nine years of marriage, he is survived by two daughters, Sheila White and her husband, David of Bradford and Suni Davis and her husband, Joshua of FL, a son, Michael Smith and his wife, Christen of FL, four grandchildren, Allyson White, Mackenzie Smith, Greyson Davis and Isleigh Davis, a brother, Stephen Smith of FL and many nieces and nephews.

Arrangements: His funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Ann’s Church, 140 Lynn St., Peabody, Wednesday, September 7, 2022 at 11:30 A.M. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours at the Conway Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St., Peabody, Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m.

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  • 09/11/2022

    Mr Fred. I just found out from Sue via email. Even though I never met you in person, I will always have a fond memory of our interactions via telephone and email. I hope the buggy brought great excitement to you, Sue and Ally and I know it was your prized possession along with your Harley. I know you will be smiling down as your Granddaughter gets her license and has the coolest car in town! May you rest well Sir. Dax, your buggy friend in AZ.

  • 09/05/2022

    Fred was a close friend and will be dearly missed in my life. We enjoyed daily walks, talks and laughs together, spotting great wildlife along our paths. We once walked 15 miles in a snow squall! Fred and I had many common interests like attending classic car and motorcycle shows, flea markets, bicycling, growing hot peppers, lively games of backgammon etc. My wife and I looked forward to his deliveries of his famous apple pies, barbecue sauce, hungarian peppers and more. Fred was so generous with his time supporting me in many of my projects. I'm so grateful for the time we spent together and for his emerging faith. There will always be a special place in my heart for him. I hope to see your smiling face in heaven someday, my friend! Bill Dawson

  • 09/05/2022

    I worked with Fred at the old Salem Harbor Generating Station, we always worked as a team, and you were always ready to jump in and help out, making it so much easier to get the job done. Carol and I were both so happy to be able to reconnect with you down on the boardwalk IN NBPT. RIP my friend, you'll be greatly missed. Love, thoughts and prayers to Sue and family.

  • 09/04/2022

    Rest in peace Fred. Will always remember working the night shifts with you and sitting on the benches while you sat on your rock by the harbor. I can still hear your laugh usually at my expense! may your family find peace as well.

  • 09/04/2022

    Sue, My deepest condolences to you and your family. Fred was a great guy and will be greatly missed. Love, Cindy Girard

  • 09/04/2022

    May his memory be eternal. Such a great guy. To his family my deepest sympathies..

  • 09/03/2022

    Prayers to Fred's family. I worked with Fred at the lower plant. He was a great friend. Lived going to the haunted motor cycle parade with him. He will be missed.. RIP Fred riding that Harley in Heaven. 🙏🙏🏍️

  • 09/03/2022

    My condolences to Fred's family. I met Fred years ago and through the years got to know Sheila, Sue , Dave and Allie. What a beautiful family. Fred would send me videos of Allie doing gymnastics. Always the proud grandparents. He will be truly missed. Love Kathryn Tully


  • Love & Compassion Arrangement

    Love & Compassion Arrangement was sent for Alfred B. "Fred" Smith - September 05, 2022

  • America the Beautiful

    Arthur J Harvey sent America the Beautiful for Alfred B. "Fred" Smith - September 04, 2022

    From one Eagle Scout to another may you rest in peace. Art, Cheryl Harvey and Family

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    Peter Kachmar sent Cherished Friend Bouquet for Alfred B. "Fred" Smith - September 04, 2022

    To: Fred Smith From: The Kachmar Family Sending you all our thoughts and prayers. With sympathy, The Kachmar Family

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    Cherished Friend Bouquet was sent for Alfred B. "Fred" Smith - September 03, 2022

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    Cherished Friend Bouquet was sent for Alfred B. "Fred" Smith - September 03, 2022

  • 5 TREES

    5 Trees were planted in memory of Alfred B. "Fred" Smith - September 04, 2022

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