Charles Joseph Smith
October 20, 1931 - April 13, 2023
Charles Joseph Smith, 91, of Wallingford, formerly of Hamden, passed away on April 13, 2023 at Masonicare in Wallingford. He was the husband of the late Evelyn J. Sablitz Smith.
Charles grew up in Hamden and Felton, Delaware. He joined the US Air Force in 1949 and served in Moses Lake, WA and in England. He and Evelyn owned and operated Kwik Way Laundry for many years.
Charles worked at Goodman Motors in Hamden and retired from Hamden Public Works as a mechanic in 1994. He was a member of the Hamden Barbershop Quartet & the Mix District Volunteer Fire Dept. Company # 7.
Charles was a devoted member of St. Peter's on the Hill and Grace and St. Peter's Episcopal Church. He served on the vestry, sang in the choir, served as Senior Warden, Chalicist, Arden House Minister, and as Sexton.
He is survived by his beloved daughters, Cinda D'Addio and Torrie Kimball; his grandchildren, Donna Abate, Jennifer Neuroh (Vaughn), Matthew and Andrew D'Addio and Devyn Pinney; and great-grandchildren, Alex and Tyler Neuroh and Gemma D'Addio. He was predeceased by his granddaughter, Jessica Lynn D'Addio; sisters, Shirley Cahill and Dorothy Smith Ellis and his brother Merton A. Smith, Jr. A truly great dad, grandfather and great-grandfather, he will be greatly missed.
Funeral services were held at Beecher & Bennett Funeral Home on Saturday, April 22, officiated by the Reverend Dr. E. Bevan Stanley, followed by interment with Military Honors in Hamden Plains Cemetery.