Malcolm P. Smith, 83

Malcolm Smith

Malcolm P. Smith

SOUTH PARIS — Malcolm Percy Smith, 83, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013 at the Maine Veterans’ Home.

He was born in Harrison on Jan 9, 1930, to Arthur and Gladys Smith, and brother to Muriel. Moving to Norway at age 12, he attended Norway schools, graduating from Norway High School in 1949. He joined the U.S. Navy immediately following high school and spent his time following his passion for the trumpet in the Navy Band, stationed in Hawaii.

He met and married Marion Juliette Pike and raised their five children in Norway. After the death of his wife in 1976, he married Frances Thurston Butters in 1977. They enjoyed many years together, wintering in Florida, taking long rides on their Gold Wing and spending time with friends at many a dance.

Malcolm continued playing his horns throughout his life, whether teaching a young student, playing for the local community plays or playing with many swing bands in both Maine and Florida.

After working for Oxford Provisions/Oxford Foods for several years, he worked for more than 25 years as a carrier and clerk for the Norway Post Office, until his retirement.

He is survived by his loving wife, Frances; children, Lynn Hamper of Oxford, Stephen Smith of Norway, Jennifer Smith of South Paris, Melody Griffin of Newport, N.H. and Jeffrey Smith of Lewiston; stepdaughter, Bonita Seams of South Paris; stepsons, John Butters of Waterford and Randy Butters of Stoneham; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his parents; his sister; wife, Marion; infant daughter; and two grandsons.

Visiting hours were held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, at Oxford Hills Funeral Service in Oxford, with graveside services only at Norway Center Cemetery at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Maine Veterans’ Home or Second Congregational Church in Norway.

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