CONTOOCOOK, NH: Dean L. Smith, 73, of Contoocook, NH died December 28, 2017 at Hospice House in Concord, NH.
He was born in Concord, NH on November 29, 1944 to the late Leroy C. and Eugenia (Lessard) Smith; he was also predeceased by his brothers Ozzie and Robert (Bob) Smith.
His parents and siblings were always a part of his life.
Dean was a graduate of Hopkinton High School, and was a member of the Contoocook NH Grange, Odd Fellows and American Legion.
Dean served in the U.S. Army from 1962 - 1968.
He worked for ED Sleeper in Sales & Service as a manager for nine years, and then on the road for many years as a Sales & Rental Equipment Salesman.
His hobbies were fly fishing, that was his passion, boating up a lazy river and repairing machines. Just puttering on anything made him contented; he enjoyed long rides around NH, VT and ME. He was also a big Red Sox fan and occasionally made trips to a game with his brother, Erwin.
Survived by his wife, Alana E. (Hnyda) Smith of Contoocook, NH, a son, Arthur A. Parliman of Claremont, NH, a stepdaughter, Christine Pfeiffer of Waterboro, ME, three sisters, Geraldine B. Dean, Lorraine D. Smith, and Virginia G. Kelly, all of Contoocook, NH, three grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Services will be held Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at 11 am in the Contoocook United Methodist Church in Contoocook, NH.
The Holt-Woodbury Funeral Home & Cremation Service Henniker, NH is in charge of arrangements.