Emmet Franklin (Frankie) Smith III, 66, of Lynn, formerly of Somerville, died peacefully surrounded by his loving family on October 19, 2018 following a prolonged illness.
Born on August 12, 1952, he was the son of Emmet F. and Elizabeth (Kelley) Smith of Somerville. He was the father of Seana Smith of Medford, Michael Smith of South Boston, and the late Liam Smith of Dingle, Ireland; He was the proud and loving “Papa Berries” to Ella Smith of Medford. Emmet is also survived by his siblings Elizabeth (Smith) Roche of Medford, Thomas Smith of Peabody, Kelley (Smith) Snell and her husband Jim Snell of Somerville, Barbara (Smith) Hennelly of Quincy and Diane Smith of Medford. He is predeceased by his brothers, the late Barry T. Smith of Somerville and Bertrand L. Taylor of Woburn. He will be sorely missed by his many loving and devoted Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Nieces, Nephews, Grandnieces and Grandnephews and a countless number of dear and devoted friends.
Emmet was proud of his Somerville roots and cherished the friendships he made there. He embraced his Irish-American heritage and had a strong bond to Ireland and enjoyed the many trips he took there. He had a dry wit, merciless humor and an infectious laugh which we will be sorely missed.
His funeral, to which relatives and friends are cordially invited, will be held Monday, October 29 at 11:30 AM at Saint Anne’s Church, 50 Thurston Street, Somerville, MA. Visitation will take place in the Church prior to the Mass of Christian Burial from 10 -11:30 AM. Immediately following the Mass all are cordially invited to attend a reception in celebration of Emmet’s life to be held at the Irish American Club, 177 West Street in Malden (off Route 28). There will be a private burial service will take place at a later date.