Elwin T. "Buddy" Smart Jr.

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HARTLAND - Elwin "Buddy" T. Smart Jr, 69, passed away unexpectedly on Dec. 31, 2018, in Hartland, Maine.

He was born on Dec. 16, 1949, in Dover-Foxcroft, Maine, the son of Helen (Grant) Smart. He graduated from Dover-Foxcroft Academy where he played football. Following graduation he was drafted into the Air Force and was honorably discharged.

Buddy did multiple jobs starting with working at a golf course in Connecticut and then delivering milk in Millinocket. He also worked at the local Hartland Tannery for 17 years. He married the love of his life of 47 years, Bonnie (Sinclair) Smart of Ripley and together they owned and operated the Smart's Garage for 21 years. Buddy loved going fishing with his sons and grandson, scratching lottery tickets, watching football on T.V., bird watching and eating out.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his two sons: Steven and wife, Deanna, of Palmyra and Thomas and wife, Darcee, of Hartland; his daughter, Shelly and husband, Rick, of Hartland; grandchildren, Alivia, Steven, Victoria and Sadye; great-granddaughter, Rori; his brother, William and his wife, Julie, of New York; great friend, John Brooks; and his cat, Maxwell and his dog, Gizmo.

He was predeceased by his mother, Helen; and his sister, Jean.

A Celebration of Life will be held from 2-4 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, at the Community Center in Hartland. All are welcome. A private funeral and burial will be held by the family.

To leave a message of kindness or share a memory, please visit www.shoreynichols.com.

Care has been provided by Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, Pittsfield.

Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be given in his memory to:

The National MS Society Maine Chapter

74 Gray Road

Falmouth, ME 04105

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Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home & Crematory Services
191 Hartland Ave
Pittsfield, ME 04967
(207) 487-5106
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Published in Central Maine on Jan. 3, 2019
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