Gordon M. Smith
Superior Court magistrate
Gordon M. Smith,Magistrate of RI Superior Court, of Carlson Circle, formerly of River Farm Dr., passed peacefully March 30, 2012 at home with his family by his side. He was the beloved husband of Patricia A. (Hart) Smith.
Born in Providence, he was a son of John Smith Jr. of West Warwick and the late Lorna T. (Lautieri) Smith. He was a lifelong resident of West Warwick. Mr. Smith was an attorney for many years before being sworn in as a Magistrate of the Superior Court in 2004. He was a 1970 graduate of West Warwick High School, Rhode Island College and received his JD degree in 1986 from Suffolk University Law School.
He was a former prosecutor for the Town of West Warwick, a longtime member of the West Warwick Democratic Committee and served as its chairman from 1997-2004, a member of the West Warwick Lions Club, Sons of Italy, Natick Lodge, Natick German Club and a former member of West Warwick Lodge of Elks.
He was an avid traveler, a New York Yankees and New York Giants fan and loved his dog, Fallon.
Besides his wife and father he leaves two brothers, John W. Smith and his wife, Janet, of Warwick and Timothy M. Smith of Portsmouth, and a niece, Courtney Smith. He was the maternal grandson of the late Michael and Angelina (Marinelli) Lautieri and paternal grandson of the late John H. and Annabel (Leggett) Smith.
His funeral will be held April 3 at 9 a.m. from Henault-Gallogly Funeral Home, 5 Eddy St., West Warwick. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. in St. Kevin Church, Sandy Lane, Warwick. Interment will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, West Greenwich.
Contributions to Hasbro Children's Hospital, 593 Eddy St., Providence, RI 02903 or Memorial Hospital Home Care, 555 Prospect St., Pawtucket, RI 02860 in his memory would be appreciated. For information and condolences visit www.henault-gallogly.com.