1959 – 2021
Willimantic – Alan Smith, 61, passed away August 7, 2021, in Willimantic. Born in Providence, Rhode Island, he was the son of the late Andrew Charles Smith and Rita (Hansen) Smith.
Mr. Smith worked for NEPS, Northeast Placement Services for many years, first as a Job Coach and then as a Program Manager. He had a natural caring, respectful, and compassionate way with the individuals he worked with. They all grew to love and respect him. He had a positive impact on those he worked with, both the individuals he served and staff.
Alan was also a great handyman, he enjoyed furniture making and was a gifted wood worker.
Above all things Alan truly loved being in the company of his children and grandchildren, making memories, they will forever cherish and hold so dearly in their hearts.
Alan is survived by daughter, Melissa Smith of Danielson, CT; son, Alan Smith, Jr. of Danielson, CT; two brothers, Steven W. Smith of Dayville, CT and Scott M. Smith of Foster, RI; two granddaughters, Gianna Soccoa and Sophia Soccoa;
Alan is predeceased by his brother, Andrew C. Smith.
Arrangements for Alan have been entrusted to Gilman and Valade Funeral Homes and Crematory. For memorial guestbook visit www. GilmanAndValade.com