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Somersworth, NH - Michael "Bubba" Smith, 57, of Somersworth, N.H., passed away unexpectedly on June 1, 2019.
Michael was born on June 16, 1961 in Newburyport, MA, the son of Arthur Smith and the late Patricia Chase.
Michael graduated from Newburyport High School in 1979 before attending Long Island University in South Hampton, NY.
He was a lifelong musician, a talented singer, songwriter and bass player. He had a bigger than life personality with an even bigger heart. He was a great friend to all and those who knew him couldn't help but love him. He had many interests and enjoyed music, movies, golf and a good cigar.
He is survived by his two daughters Kristina Smith and Kelley Smith both of Salisbury, MA; his father Arthur Smith of Salisbury, MA; his sister Ruth Foss of Patten, Maine; nieces, cousins and many family and friends who have touched Michael's life.
At Michael's request, no services will be held. A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date.
Published on June 7, 2019
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9 posts

Lorraine Cornish
Jun 09, 2019
Your passing is very heavy on the hearts of our family. We went to Boston for Tianna’s graduation and heard the news. It was a bittersweet trip. We are stunned. We love you. We are comforted in that we believe Aunt Pat met you when you transitioned. I know she knows, but tell Aunt Pat we miss her (we were just talking about her and her potato salad that she always made at family gatherings). Peace Michael.
Lisa Murray Nagle
Jun 08, 2019
My sympathies to Ruth and family. Bubba was always larger than life and could make me laugh in an instant. Heaven has gained a great bass player. Rest easy.
Margo Leanna
Jun 07, 2019
Peace, Bub
Maria (Hayes) Gilfus
Jun 07, 2019
So very sorry for your loss! I remember Michael back in school at Immaculate Conception in Newburyport....his sister Ruth was in my class. I remember him being being such a great kid and not surprised he was so talented in his life! I will keep you all in my prayers.
Tina Papadopoulos
Jun 07, 2019
My deepest condolences to the girls and Smitty. Know that he touched many lives in many ways and that he was, and always will be, very loved by those who knew him.

May his memory be eternal.......
Roland Nadeau and Family
Jun 07, 2019
Michael - May you rest in peace in the presence of God - who I am sure took you so early from us so that heaven would be brightened up by your infectious smile and laughter. Although we were never close friends you always had a smile for me and made me happy when you were around. Our family is praying for yours in this time of loss.
Tim lawler
Jun 07, 2019
Sorry for your loss Mr Smith and Micheals family, been along time since I have seen Mike , very sad news to hear.
God bless
Alfred A Barney
Jun 07, 2019
MIke was a great co-worker and even better friend. Easy to talk to and always helpful and pleasant. Great sense of humor. He will be sorely missed.
Jun 07, 2019
Kelley and Kristina, I am so sorry to hear of your father’s passing. I worked with Mike for many years. He always had a smile on his face and was so much fun to be around. May the wonderful memories you shared get you through.