April 5, 1929 ~ April 22, 2018 (age 89)

Francis Thomas Smith of Whelden Ave., East Providence affectionately known to all as “Frank”, 89, passed away peacefully Sunday afternoon April 22, 2018 at the Evergreen House Health Center in East Providence, RI.  Born in Jackonville, FL he was the son of the late Frank T. & Mildred L. Smith. 

Mr. Smith graduated from University of Rhode Island in 1951 and obtained a Master Degree from Howard Hughes in California.  He was an Aeronautical Engineer with the Locheed Aerospace Company in Calabasas, CA for 20 years before retiring.  Frank was an avid reader and enjoyed buying books for family & friends with the intent of getting them hooked on reading. 

He is survived by three sisters Patricia Shakel of East Providence, Janet Quackenbush of Foster and Millie Anthony of Warwick, and several nieces and nephews.  He was the brother of the late James, Thomas, Norman and Charles Smith.

A celebration of life service will be celebrated Friday at 10 am in the Jones-Walton-Sheridan Funeral Home 1895 Broad Street Cranston, RI 02905.  Calling hours from  9:15 am to 10 am prior to the service.  Burial will be in Pawtuxet Memorial Park in Warwick.  In Lieu of flowers donation may be made in his memory to Hope Hospice & Palliative Care 1085 N. Main Street Providence, RI 02904.  For additional information please visit

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