Alfred Smith V

Obituary of Alfred E. Smith V

Alfie Smith, age 46, died suddenly at his home in Pacific Palisades, CA, on Sunday August 7th. While he faced struggles in his life, he did so with courage and conviction. And despite any challenges in his life, Alfie lived with enthusiasm, joy and hope.


The single most important and beautiful thing in his life always were his three children, Emilie, Spencer and Clara. That he will not live to see them grow, mature and flourish in their lives is the greatest sadness of his untimely death.


Alfie was predeceased by his father, Alfred E. Smith, IV (Al). And his family take comfort in believing they are together again. Also preceding him in death were his grandparents Walter Smith, Helen (Oma) Smith and her second husband, Joseph (Papa Joe) McManus, and Eileen (Mimi) and Bobby Moore.


In addition to his children, Alfie is survived by his mother, Nan (Moore) Smith; his sister, Catherine Totero, her husband, Matt, and their three children, Charlie, Ellie and Grace. He leaves behind as well 18 aunts and uncles, 26 first cousins, a large extended family and truly an uncountable number of friends.


A memorial mass and celebration of Alfie’s life will be held on Friday, August 19th, at 11 o’clock in the morning, at Saint Aloysius Roman Catholic Church, 21 Cherry Street, New Canaan, CT. The family will receive friends at the church in the hour preceding the mass. A private burial will be held later.


In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution in Alfie’s memory to your favorite charity or other good cause.


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