BERKSHIRE – Michael J. Smith, age 33, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, April 21, 2018 as a result of an automobile accident.
He was born in Burlington on May 12, 1984 to Joseph & Tammy (Reed) Smith of Berkshire.
Michael lived his life on the edge and had a strong desire for adrenaline. He loved riding dirt bikes, going snowboarding, hunting, fishing, and anything he could do to the extreme. Michael was also a hard worker and he started Green Mountain Wall Systems about 5 years ago. He enjoyed sugaring with his Dad, and recently referred to himself as “Maple Mike”. He was also great with children and he was cherished by his nieces & nephews, they would always look forward to family gatherings with him. Michael will be remembered by his infectious smile and back breaking bear hugs.
He is survived by his wife, Kristen Smith and their beloved dog, Trapper; his parents, Joe & Tammy Smith of Berkshire; brother, Alex Smith and his wife Nichole of Hood River, OR; father-in-law, Joey Knoff and his wife Judy of Enosburgh; mother-in-law, Anne Ouellette and her husband James of Enosburgh; siblings-in-law, Sarah Demianenko of Calera, AL, Adam Gleason and his wife Ina of Essex, Ben Knoff and “Duke” of Georgia; Kendra King and her husband Andy of Franklin, Kaitlin Knoff, and Sarah Ouellette of Westford; nieces & nephews, Leland, Natalia, Alexandru, Jenna, Brayden, Kyler, and Akyah; maternal grandmother, Jeannine Buehler; paternal step-grandfather, Rene Demers; aunts & uncles, Tom Smith and his wife Phyllis, Sue Hogan and her significant other Bob Peters, Charlie Smith and his wife Deanna, Andy Smith, Marie Hathaway and her husband Andrew, Melody DeGrenier and her husband Ray, Kevin Reed and his wife Joann, and Greg Sheldon and many, many special cousins and friends. Michael was predeceased by his paternal grandparents, Gerry Smith & Clara Demers; maternal grandfather, Rayburn Reed; and his aunt, Kathleen Sheldon.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 26, 2018 from 4-7:00 PM at Spears Funeral Home, 96 Dickenson Ave., Enosburg Falls.
A Funeral service will be held Friday, April 27, 2018 at 2:00 PM at Spears Funeral Home.
For those who wish, contributions in Michael’s memory may be made to Franklin County Animal Rescue, 30 Sunset Meadows, St. Albans, VT 05478 or a charity of your choice.