Marvin C. Smith SHELBURNE — Marvin C. Smith, age 90, formerly of Montpelier, passed away on Nov. 16, 2019, at The Arbors in Shelburne, surrounded by his family, following a long illness. Marvin was born on Feb. 9, 1929, in Barre, to Philip and Elsie (Raycraft) Smith. While growing up, he lived in Burlington and Milford, Connecticut. Marvin graduated from Milford High School in 1946 and completed his education at Butler College in Bridgeport, Connecticut. After serving two years as a paratrooper in the Eleventh Airborne Division of the U.S. Army, Marvin moved to Montpelier and began a 39-year career as office manager at Walker Motors on River Street. During that time, he also worked at D&D Concrete as office manager. On Oct. 6, 1956, Marvin married Rita (Poutre) Smith, who predeceased him on Jan. 25, 2007, after 50 perfect years of marriage. Marvin was a devoted family man, an avid investor and a valued friend to many. He was a member of the Montpelier Elks Lodge and Montpelier Country Club. Marvin is survived by his children Sheila (wife of Douglas) Allen, of Chatham, New Jersey, and Bradley Smith, of Atlanta, Georgia; two grandchildren Carley (wife of Dan) Woodrow, of New York City, and Hilary (wife of Adam) Mitchell, of Atlanta, Georgia; his sister, Virginia Maloney, of Madison, Connecticut; numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. on Dec. 17, 2019, at Guare and Sons Funeral Home in Montpelier. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Central Vermont Humane Society, P.O. Box 687, Montpelier, VT 05601.

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