MICHAEL R. SMITH
Of Sherborn, age 47, passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones, after a courageous nine month battle with cancer. Michael was the devoted husband of Cassie Lincoln Smith and father of their beloved twin daughters, Ella and Whitney. He is survived by them, his parents, Dick and Sally Smith of Harwich, his sister, Molly Smith Dugan and Josh Gould of Needham, his niece, Ali, nephews Nick and Brayden, Cassie’s mother, Chris Lincoln, of Newtown, CT, Kari and Scott Pesavento, of Milford, CT, the Victor C. Minich family relatives in Davidsonville, MD. and the Robert D. Smith family relatives in Beverly, MA.
Mike was raised In Harvard, MA and leaves many beloved friends, teachers and coaches from his Bromfield School days and from his days at UMass Amherst where he graduated with a degree in Political Science. He majored in Middle Eastern Studies which took him to Cairo, Egypt for a year. He had a lifelong love of adventure, from scuba diving in the Red Sea, to hang-gliding in Utah, skiing and mountain biking in Switzerland, and bungie jumping on his honeymoon in New Zealand. Michael was always a voracious reader and a formidable trivia and scrabble opponent.
After several years at Family Education Network in Boston, where he met Cassie, his entrepreneurial spirit led him to found the highly successful Woodland Building and Renovation company in the Boston suburbs which he had just expanded.
Michael was known for his outgoing and fun personality, his warmth, his generosity, and the stability he brought to the people he loved. He was a natural with kids and could always make them laugh. An athlete himself, he coached his daughters’ soccer and basketball teams and was generous with his time and talent. Michael was beloved in the Sherborn community and by all who knew him.
Should friends desire, contributions may be made to Friends of the Smiths and sent to Middlesex Savings Bank 31 North Main St., Sherborn, MA 01770.
Visiting Hours in the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home 4 Park Street NATICK COMMON Sunday June 30th from 10am-1pm. Funeral Service in the Pilgrim Church 25 South Main Street Sherborn on Monday July 1st at 10am. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Interment Private.