WATERTOWN — Alvin Smart, 92, of Watertown passed away peacefully on Friday, July 5, 2019, at the Lutheran Home of Southbury after a short illness. He was the husband of Bernice (Pinette) Smart.

Mr. Smart was born on January 16, 1927, in Eagle Lake, Maine, the son of the late Fred and Edith (Gagnon) Smart. 

Alvin proudly served his country in the U.S. Army in Europe immediately following the U.S. victory in World War II as a member of the “Greatest Generation.”

He was a toolmaker, employed for many years by Watertown Manufacturing, Berg Carbide Die and Jackson Manufacturing, both of Thomaston.

He was a passionate and exceptionally talented gardener and took great pleasure in sharing everything that he grew. Alvin was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist in Watertown.

Besides his wife of 69 years, Alvin leaves his son, Allen Smart and his wife, Jane, of Winston-Salem, N.C., and his grandson, Trent Smart; his sisters, Evelyn Van Buren (Chick) of Watertown, Cecile Plawecki of Bristol and Cora Roucoulet of Palm Bay, Fla., as well as many nieces and nephews.

He is predeceased by his brothers, Armel, Claude, Louis and Rene, and his sister, Irene.

Special thanks to his exceptionally devoted neighbors, the Barnick family, who made his life much easier and more joyous.

Funeral services for Mr. Smart will be private and held at the convenience of his family. 

The O’Neill Funeral Home 742 Main St., Oakville, is in charge of arrangements.

To extend online expressions of sympathy to the family or for more information, visit ww w.oneillfuneralhome.com.

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