Weir Mac Cuish Family Funeral Home

144 Salem Street, Malden, MA 02148

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Paul G. Smith

1933 - 2019


Paul G. Smith, a retired officer with the US Coast Guard, passed away on Monday, Oct 7th, in Boston.  Paul was born in Taunton, MA, and moved to Malden at an early age where he was raised and educated.  It was in high school in Malden that he met his future wife, Isabelle Conley.  After high school, Paul enlisted in the US Coast Guard.  He served during the Korean Conflict and Vietnam War, and after 22 year retired as a Lt. Commander, and had earned a Bronze Star.  He returned to the Boston area, living in Melrose before going back to Malden.  He began working as a Captain, sailing oil tankers from Boston to Nova Scotia, and later running the ferries from East Boston to Boston.  He even drove tour boats on the Potomac River while living in Virginia for a short time. 

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Isabella Smith, his daughter Karla Lynn Wilson of Everett, and his grandchildren, Evan and Tia.

Paul was preceded in death by his daughter, Denise Rose Smith, and his granddaughter, Angel Smith.

Family and friends may gather at the Wyoming Cemetery,  205 Sylvan St, Melrose at 9:45 for at 10 AM graveside committal on Friday, October 11th. 


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