Merton Edward Smith

Merton Ed­ward Smith, 90, of Milford, passed away on Septem­ber 13, 2016.

He was born in Milford, NH on November 14, 1925, son of the late Harold and Blanche (Wright) Smith. He attend­ed Milford Schools and he was a vet­eran of WWII, serv­ing in the US Navy for four years in the Mediterranean Sea and the South Pacific, and was awarded the Euro­pean African, American Theater, Asiatic Pacific, Good Conduct Medal and WWII Victory Medal.

He was a member of Harley Sanford VFW Post 4368 and Benevo­lent Lodge #7 F+AM both of Milford, and a former member of the Nashua Barbershop Chorus. He was predeceased by his wife June L. Smith in 2000.

He retired in 1988 after 32 years with Raytheon as a Tool and Die grinder. In his early years he en­joyed hunting, fishing, and photography while living in Milford for 50 years. Later while living in Jensen’s Mobile Home Park in Nashua he en­joyed gardening, bicycle riding, bowling, billiards, crossword puzzles, play­ing cribbage and scrabble with his friend Pauline Daniel and Molly McMa­hon, he was an avid Red Sox fan and also enjoyed Woodworking.

He is survived by his son Norman Smith of Nashua, and daughter Bar­bara Riglin of Flagstaff, AZ, niece Sheila Winkler of Milford, and a grandson Jeremy Smith of Saco, ME.

Visitation will be held on Monday, September 19, 2016 from 10:00-11:00AM at the Zis-Sweeney Funeral Home 26 Kin­sley St. Nashua. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery, Milford. Condo­lences may be offered at www.zissweeneyfuneral