Stan Smith, September 5, 2019

By The Hafners

 Stan Smith of Andover died on Thursday, September 5, 2019 from a prolonged battle with COPD.  He never lost his sense of humor, no matter how sick he got, often entertaining doctors, nurses, and healthcare aides with his “twisted and corny” sense of humor.
He was an avid fan of all the New England sports teams, but especially the Red Sox.  He was a gifted woodworker and artist (oil paintings), and was always willing to give of himself to help others.
In Andover, he leaves behind his wife of 37 years, Andi; his son Justin and his wife Heather and their daughter Bailey; his son Patrick and his girlfriend Kellie. He also leaves behind his siblings: Karen Branda of Mississippi, Fred and wife Caroline of Washington State; Sue and her husband Gary Colella of New Jersey; Margaret and her husband Robert Bovee of Idaho; Linda Blattner of Ohio; Kate Maynard of Virginia; and Joe and his wife Sharon of Wisconsin; plus many nieces and nephews, great nieces, and great nephews. He is also greatly missed by his two rescue dogs, Rufus and Spunky, and his cat Abby.
A memorial service was held on September 14 at the Chadwick Funeral Home in New London. Memorial contributions may be made to Pope Memorial SPCA, 94 Silk Farm Road, Concord NH  03301.