Phillip Smith

AUBURN – Phillip Smith of Augusta, died peacefully at the Androscoggin Hospice House in Auburn on Jan. 26, 2021, at the age of 81 after a long battle with COPD. Phil was born on July 21, 1939, to his parents, Lloyd and Madeline Smith of Vassalboro.

Phil was a longtime resident of Augusta and Vassalboro and served in the Maine Army National Guard in the late 1950s. His proudest achievement was serving as a firefighter for the city of Augusta from 1962-1973 in which he was promoted to the rank of lieutenant. Phil also spent time employed by Brewers Dairy, Lapointe Lumber Co. and as a school bus driver in the city of Augusta. He officially retired from the job of Safety Director at Williams Construction Company in Gardiner. Post retirement, he continued to work a variety of part time jobs as he did not enjoy being idle.

Phil is survived by his wife, Julie Ricker Smith of Augusta and four children, Kim Austin of Solon, Phillip Smith Jr. of Oakland, Robin Guerin of Concord, N.H., Mathew Smith of St. Cloud, Florida, and many nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

A family gathering will be planned later in the year. The exact date is still to be determined.

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