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Ralph H. Smith, III
October 13, 2023
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Ralph H. Smith III, 81, of Lincoln, died October 13, 2023 with his two girls by his side, in The Holiday Retirement Skilled Nursing, Manville. He was the husband of the late Judith Smith. Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Ralph and Olive (Belhumeur) Smith II.
Ralph had run the Hydro Electric Plant in North Smithfield for many years, prior to owning Smith Artesian Well Co. He enjoyed hunting, camping, gardening, cooking, and the Patriots. He was passionate about donating and delivering gifts to children in need at Christmas time and he loved spending time with his grandchildren and animals.
He is survived by his daughters, Pamela Ethier and her husband Donald, of Pascoag, and Jessica Smith and her fiancé, David Boisse of Blackstone; and four grandchildren, Jared, Brittney and Corey Bebeau and Devin Boisse. He was predeceased by his brothers, Ronald and Richard Smith.
His funeral will be held Monday, October 23, 2023 at 10 AM from the Holt Funeral Home, 510 South Main Street, Woonsocket, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11AM in St. John the Evangelist Church, 63 Church Street, Slatersville. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery. Calling hours are Sunday from 2-4PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of New England, 45 Gay St., Providence, RI 02905 or your local animal shelter.