Charles J. Smith


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Fort Fairfield - Charles J. "Pudgy" Smith, 66, husband of Sonia (O'Neal) Smith, passed away Friday evening, March 15, 2019 at Presque Isle healthcare facility, following an extended illness. He was born December 26, 1952 in Mars Hill, the son of George S. Smith Sr. and Lois Waldron Smith.

He was a graduate of the Fort Fairfield High School, Class of 1971. Following graduation, Pudgy made his home with Wilton and Barbara Burtchell were he started his long career as a potato farmer. He later worked for other area farmers, was very proud of the many John Deere tractors he owned over the years and enjoyed snowmobiling.

He was predeceased by his father, George S. Smith Sr.; his mother, Lois (Waldron) Murphy; one sister, Jennifer Murphy. He is survived by his wife Sonia of Fort Fairfield; his stepfather, Charles B. "Toon" Murphy of Fort Fairfield; three brothers, George Smith Jr. and his wife Vicki of Westfield, Robert Smith of Presque Isle, Samuel Murphy and his companion Cindy Owens of Fort Fairfield; several nieces and nephews; and friends too numerous to list.

Friends may call Tuesday March 19, 2019 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Giberson-Dorsey Funeral Home, 144 Main Street, Fort Fairfield. A graveside service will be conducted later in the spring at the St. Denis Catholic Cemetery, Fort Fairfield. Those who wish may contribute in memory of Mr. Smith to the charity or organization of one's choice. Online condolences may be expressed at .
Published on March 17, 2019
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3 posts

Jennifer Michaud
Mar 19, 2019
I have a lot of fond memories of BBQs and the pit fire, watching Chuck puttering around on his lawn tractor, sipping coffee in the kitchen and telling truly awful jokes. My deepest sympathy to Sonia and Chuck's family.
M. Rami
Mar 18, 2019
My condolences goes out to your family. Times such as these are tough. May you receive strength and encouragement from the “Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort” in your time of need. He also promise that one day we’ll be able to see our love ones again by means of a “resurrection”.
- 2 Corinthians 1:3,4; Acts 24:15.
kendell landeen
Mar 18, 2019
You will be miss old friend prayers for the famly