Lee E. Smith, 61, of Putnam, CT passed away January 24, 2023 at Davis Place in Danielson, CT. He was born October 3, 1961 in Putnam, CT, son of the late Henry L. Smith and Theresa (Dubois) Smith Murdock. He was the beloved Husband of Deborah (Wetherell) Smith for 33 years. The most cherished loves of his life were his wife and daughter.
Lee was an avid antique collector and enjoyed collecting knives and guns. He was a member of the American Legion in Putnam. Lee worked for the Town of Putnam for the Highway Department. Lee was a lover of the outdoors and animals. He enjoyed going hunting and fishing with his best friend Fred Apley. Lee could talk to anyone about anything and would always light up the room he was in. He had a positive spirt and attitude in spite of what he was dealt in life including having a brain tumor at age 17. He made the most of his life and lived it to the fullest.
He leaves his wife Deborah Smith of Putnam; his daughter Melissa Smith of Putnam; his step daughters Penny Paquette and her husband Kyle of Putnam and Jennifer Lamoureux of Worcester, MA; his sisters Pamela LeClair and her husband David of Gilford, NH, Gail Smith of NH and Lynne Menard and her husband Norman of Sanbornton, NH; his grandchildren Chandon Lamoureux and Aubrey Paquette; his nieces Kara LeClair and her husband Christian Ebbert of MD, Kristen Wetherell of CT; his nephews Glenn LeClair of NH, Karl LeClair and his wife Shelby Zepeda of OR and Josh Wetherell and his wife Rebecca of CT; his step mother Sonjia Smith of Orbisonia, PA; his mother in law June Wetherell of Putnam.
Calling Hours will be Saturday, February 4, 2023 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM at Smith and Walker Funeral Home, 148 Grove Street, Putnam, CT. Share a memory at www.smithandwalkerfh.com