It is with deep regret that the Stamford Fire Department announces the passing of Walter (Walt) E. Smith.
Water was a lifelong resident of Stamford, passed away at Norwalk Hospital on Sunday, June 30, 2019. Born in Stamford on July 31, 1930, Walt was one of two sons born to the late B. Frederick and Florence (Schaffer) Smith. Walt was 88 years old at the time of his passing.
Walt attended Stamford public schools and graduated from Stamford High School. Following in his father’s and brother’s footsteps, Walt went on to join the Stamford Fire Department and served as a career firefighter for 41 years before retiring in July of 1999. Walt was extremely proud of his service in the Stamford Fire Department
Walter is survived by two daughters; Kathleen Fera and Jeanne MacKay, his life partner of 35 years; Doris Wozniak and 7 grandchildren. In addition to his parents, Walt was predeceased by his wife, Sally (Winter) Smith, in 1983, three children; Susan Smith, Linda Smith Chioditti and James Smith; and his brother; Donald Smith.
A wake will take place on Friday, July 5th from
The family has entrusted Walter’s final arrangements to Bosak Funeral Home, 453 Shippan Avenue, in Stamford. If you would like to leave an online condolence message for the family, please visit the family guestbook hosted on