Oliver Smith
Sunday, 15 May 1927 - Friday, 09 March 2018
Oliver Smith
Funeral Date:
Caribou - On March 9th, 2018, this world lost a kind, gracious, and generous flagman. Oliver Rene Smith, 90 passed away peacefully with his family by his side. Born and raised in Boston, MA, Oliver attended Northeastern University and then entered the US Navy in 1945. After leaving the Navy, Oliver found himself in Caribou ME where he met the love of his life, Geraldine Bouchard, “the best girl in town”, as he loved to say. Oliver and Gerry married May 26th, 1954. Together, they raised two children, Kathryn and Stephen and were very active members of the community. Oliver was a dedicated member of the Lister Knowlton Post 9389 Veterans of Foreign Wars, Henry B. Pratt American Legion Post 15, and the Fred V. Brescia Council 1870 Knights of Columbus. Oliver, or “Smitty” as he was also known, was a dedicated father, uncle, brother, volunteer, friend to so many, and Red Sox fan. He loved spending time with the Bouchard Family, hosting many backyard barbecues and playing pranks with them. He lived to make others laugh, especially his wife of 62 years. Oliver had a unique and special way of connecting with people in the most sincere and thoughtful manner. Smitty will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. Oliver is survived by Kathryn Smith and Karen Phillips of South Portland, and Stephen Smith and Nathanial Smith (grandson) of Rapid City, SD.  He is also survived by two sisters, Lillian McDuffie of Huntsville, AL, and Patricia Lewis of Revere, MA.  A memorial mass will be celebrated in June with a date and time to be announced by Mockler Funeral Home. Interment with Military Honors will be a the Northern Maine Veterans’ Cemetery. 


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  • Lori Knopf and family
  • Wednesday, 14 March 2018
Uncle Ollie spent his entire life sharing a joke or humorous comment with a warm easy going smile. When he and Aunt Gerry got together with his sisters, Pat and Lillian and Uncle Al it was fun all around! Lots of laughter and joking. Though geographically separated they were extremely close throughout their lives. They picked up right where they left off enjoying every minute together sitting around a table playing cards or discussing the Red Sox

God bless Uncle Ollie and Aunt Gerry who have been reunited in heaven and will enjoy eternity together.
  • Lauraj
  • Wednesday, 14 March 2018
I am so sorry for your loss, please accept my sincere condolences. May the God of all comfort sustain you as you await the promises found at John 5:28,29 and Rev. 21:4 where God promises to do away with all the things that cause us suffering and pain including death here on the earth forever. (Psalm 37:29) It is my sincere hope that these thoughts comfort your family at this time.

  • Brenda Ketch
  • Thursday, 15 March 2018
To Oliver's family: My deepest sympathy for your loss. I was saddened to learn of Oliver's passing. I was acquainted with Oliver while I was attending exercise classes at the Caribou Wellness Center about a year ago. It was amazing to see someone there at his age working out, and he was one of the most dedicated and determined class members. He was well liked by everyone in class because he was such a nice, friendly man. He'll be missed by all who knew him.
  • Joëlle GUILLOT
  • Sunday, 18 March 2018
Oliver has passed away. Although being his distant cousin I had never met him. It is true that an ocean separated us. However I knew him a little : his mother Josephine DENIEL SMITH, who married in France in 1919 Wilfred WMITH enjoyed writing to her sister Celina DENIEL QUEMENEUR, my grand-mother about all the happiness given to her by "her good boy" and she had proudly announced in 1945 that Oliver was joining the Navy. She had been overjoyed when he married Geraldine and she said of her "for me, she is like one of my daughters". Now he is with her, Geraldine.
Let us pray for their eternal rest.
  • Bob & Greta
  • Wednesday, 21 March 2018
Kathryn, Karen, Steve, & Nathanial,
So sorry for your loss. Uncle Smithy was always the Bouchard family's "favorite uncle". We will always have fond memories of the Bouchard family picnics he and Aunt Gerry hosted. They were a beautiful couple, always happy and kind to everybody they knew. We will miss him deeply but know that he is happily reunited with his sweetheart, "Bedine".
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