- After an incredibly difficult battle, Gary Smith, 63, succumbed to his year long battle on May 6, 2017. He died at the home he shares with his mother, Elizabeth Smith, and his sister, Jill Smith.
Following major heart surgery last May, 2016, Gary entered into Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston for treatment in an interventional program for end stage heart failure, which resulted in an implantation of a ventricular assist device to pump his blood, as his heart could no longer function. He was home and happy to be home for the last three weeks, which was Gary's main wish.
Gary is survived by his mother, Elizabeth (Pelt) Smith of Presque Isle, his siblings, Jill Smith of Presque Isle, Lori Ford of Orlando, FL, and Stephen Smith of Port St. Lucie, FL.
He was predeceased by his father, Charles H. Smith.
Gary's wishes were to have no services. Donations in Gary's name may be made to the Cardiovascular Unit c/o Brigham and Women's Hospital, 116 Huntington Ave., 3rd Floor, Boston, MA 02116. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.duncan-graves.com
Published on  May 12, 2017