Frank A. Smith II ’42

Frank A. Smith II ’42 died on November 10, 2010, in Milton, Massachusetts.

He was born on February 25, 1921, in Westbrook, son of Dr. Frank A. Smith of the Bowdoin Class of 1912 and the Medical School of Maine Class of 1915, and graduated from Westbrook High School. He was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity at Bowdoin, where he graduated a year early to enlist in the Air Force Signal Corp. He took courses at Harvard University in 1942 and at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1943, and served to the rank of captain. After World War II, he was hired as an electrical engineer at New England Telephone (now called Verizon), and worked for the company for 42 years. He was a member of the New England Telephone Pioneers, Milton Rotary, the Ancient and Honorable Society, Sons of the Colonial Wars, and Society of Mayflower Descendents. He is survived by three sons, Peter, Patrick and Frank Smith III; two daughters, Regina Rutter and Pamela Smith; a sister, Sally Gray; a brother, Alexander Smith; and nine grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Angeline Nolan Smith, whom he married in 1950, and their son, Michael Smith.