1954 – 2015

DANBURY, Conn. — Mark “Joe” Smith, 61, a resident of East Livermore, died unexpectedly on Thursday, Nov. 5, in Danbury, Conn., where he was working.

He was born Sept. 25, 1954, in Farmington, the son of Duane C. and Marjorie (Eustis) Smith. He was a 1972 graduate of Livermore Falls High School.

Following graduation, Joe proudly served in the U.S. Army, and was selected to train new recruits on heavy equipment before going to Korea. On Feb. 19, 1983, in Livermore Falls, he married Nancy (James) Trask.

Joe was an equipment operator for Bancroft Contracting Corp. of South Paris. He also worked several years for International Paper in Jay and was owner and operator of M.D. Smith Excavation and M.D. Smith Logging. He also worked at Bath Iron Works. Joe was a hard worker and admired for his strong work ethic.

Joe was a member and past president of Bowman Field Flying Club in East Livermore. He was also a member of Frank L. Mitchell VFW Post 3335 and Amvets Post 33 in Jay. He enjoyed flying, sailing and riding his Harley, but most of all, he enjoyed time with his family. He was a kind and thoughtful person and will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved him.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy Smith of East Livermore; his children, John Trask of Jay, and Julie Rand and husband, Patrick, of New Hampshire; grandchildren, Kyle and Riley Trask; his sister, Michelle Fish and her husband, Walter, of East Livermore; his uncle, Richard Eustis of Old Town; his brother-in-law, Charles James and his wife, Marsha, of Solon; sister-in-law, Donna Boone and her husband, Craig, of Jay; and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents.

Messages of condolence may be sent to www.finleyfuneralhome.com.

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