Patrick J. Vaillancourt
He was born in Fort Fairfield on June 26, 1933, a son of Anthony Smart and Clara Vaillancourt.
He attended North Primary and Morse High School. He served in the U. S. Army and in 1948 his father purchased Smarts Auto Body Shop in Bath. He moved to Connecticut where he became Chevrolet Certified and worked as a painter and detailed cars on the side. He returned to Bath and was employed at Bath Iron Works and Pratt & Whitney. On May 7, 1991 he married Claire M. Cyr.
He was a 50 year member of the Knights of Columbus in Bath and St. Mary's Catholic Church in Bath.
He enjoyed polishing cars, reading, tinkering in the garage and spending time with friends and family. He was a great story teller and could remember everything he'd ever done.
He was predeceased by his parents, his sister, Joan Smart Vaillancourt, and his wife, Claire M. Vaillancourt on October 22, 2009.
He is survived by three stepsons, Jim Caron of Richmond, Robert Caron of Livermore and Gary Caron and his wife Jessica of Richmond, one stepdaughter, Carol Clark of Virginia, 7 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren and several cousins.
Visiting hours will be held 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 23, 2012 at Daigle Funeral Home, 819 High Street, Bath. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Friday, February 24, 2012 at All Saints Parish, St. Mary's Catholic Church, Lincoln Street in Bath. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery this spring with military honors in Bath.
Memorial contributions may be made the American Cancer Society, 1 Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 300, Topsham, 04086. Condolences may be made online at www.daiglefuneralhome.com