Bromfield graduate, adventurer, entrepreneur
Mike Smith. (Courtesy photo)
Michael R. Smith, age 47, passed away peacefully on June 25, 2019, surrounded by loved ones, after a courageous nine-month battle with cancer.
Michael was the devoted husband of Cassie Lincoln Smith and father of their beloved twin daughters, Ella and Whitney. He is survived by them; his parents, Dick and Sally Smith of Harwich; his sister, Molly Smith Dugan and Josh Gould of Needham; his niece, Ali; nephews Nick and Brayden; Cassie’s mother, Chris Lincoln, of Newtown, Connecticut; Kari and Scott Pesavento, of Milford, Connecticut; the Victor C. Minich family relatives in Davidsonville, Maryland; and the Robert D. Smith family relatives in Beverly, Mass.
Mike was raised In Harvard, and leaves many beloved friends, teachers, and coaches from his Bromfield School days and from his days at UMass Amherst, where he graduated with a degree in political science. He majored in Middle Eastern Studies, which took him to Cairo, Egypt, for a year. He had a lifelong love of adventure, from scuba diving in the Red Sea, to hang-gliding in Utah, skiing and mountain biking in Switzerland, and bungie jumping on his honeymoon in New Zealand. Michael was always a voracious reader and a formidable trivia and scrabble opponent.
After several years at Family Education Network in Boston, where he met Cassie, his entrepreneurial spirit led him to found the highly successful Woodland Building and Renovation company in the Boston suburbs which he had just expanded. Michael was known for his outgoing and fun personality, his warmth, his generosity, and the stability he brought to the people he loved. He was a natural with kids and could always make them laugh. An athlete himself, he coached his daughters’ soccer and basketball teams and was generous with his time and talent. Michael was beloved in the Sherborn community and by all who knew him. Should friends desire, contributions may be made to Friends of the Smiths and sent to Middlesex Savings Bank, 31 North Main St., Sherborn, MA 01770.
Visiting hours at the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park Street, Natick Common, will be Sunday, June 30, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the Pilgrim Church, 25 South Main Street, Sherborn, on Monday, July 1, at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Interment will be private. For directions and guest book please visit www.everettfuneral.com.