Herbert was born the son of the late Mayolin (Winter) and Norman Smith on November 24, 1949, in Brattleboro, VT. He was educated in Brattleboro where he attended Brattleboro Union High School.
On December 16, 1972, he exchanged vows with Brenda K. Purrington in Swanzey. They were married in a simple service with close family and friends in attendance. Sadly, Brenda passed on April 26, 2014, after forty-eight years of marriage.
Herb was employed by the Melanson Co. in Keene for ten years as a machinist before his retirement in 2010. Prior he had worked at New England Label Co. in Swanzey as a supervisor for twenty-five years.
He had many interests in life. In his younger years, time was spent hunting and fishing. He enjoyed working in his vegetable gardens and four-wheeling. He was always up for a good game of horseshoes and he liked to make flies for fishing. Mostly, Herb enjoyed his family and in time his grandchildren.
Mr. Smith is survived by his children and their spouses; Melanie S. Whitney and her husband, Robert Sr. of Keene. Maureen L. Conboy and her husband, Michael of West Swanzey and Herbert K. Smith Jr., and his wife, Colleen of Westport Village. Three siblings; Mary Perusse and her husband, Robert of West Brattleboro, VT. Nancy Perusse of West Brattleboro, VT. and Norma Struthers, and her husband, Clarence of Vernon, VT. Five grandchildren; Robert Piper, Kelly Piper, Hayley Joyce, Matthew Piper, and Lillian Smith. In addition, he is survived by: cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends. Herb is pre-deceased by his siblings; Norman Smith, Paul Smith, and Richard Smith.
In keeping with Herb’s wishes, there are no calling hours. A public graveside service will be held on Monday, October 18, 2021, at 11 am. in the family lot at Westport Village Cemetery, Westport Village Rd. Swanzey, NH. 03446. Flowers will gladly be accepted. However, the family would prefer donations be made in memory of Herbert K. Smith Sr. to:
Westport Community Church
96 Westport Village Rd.
Swanzey, NH. 03446.
All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Home and Crematories, 46 S. Winchester St. Swanzey, NH. 03446. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com