Carl Van Smith Jr.

It is with great sadness that the family of Carl Van Smith Jr. (“Carly”) announces his passing, on Friday, March 13, 2020, at the age of 47 years. Carl will be lovingly remembered by his parents Carl V. Smith and Nancy E. Smith (Thibert) from Malden Ma.
Carl will also be fondly remembered by his four siblings, Brian (wife Georgia Smith), Stephen Smith, Crystal Smith and Heather Smith. Carl had 11 neices and nephews all to which he adored and treated as his own children.
Carl was predeceased by his grandparents: Herbert and Velia Smith (Minervini), Henry Thibert and Mary (Musto); Warren Squires.
A native of Malden, Ma, Carl gained skills in machinery, auto mechanics, welding; Carl then went onto graduate a course he took very seriously and loved in culinary arts, he excelled immensely.
Carl spent many years working as a machinist, welder, mechanic and a sous chef. A few of his passions / hobbies were working on cars, art, baseball, cooking, music and karate.
Everyone who knew him felt extremely safe around him, that is a trait he will forever be remembered for. Carl had an uncanny ability to reach people in a deep and positive way. He would help a family member or friend out if needed without hesitation, a genuine person like Carl is rare and he will forever be missed. He was one of a kind, with a heart of gold that touched many lives with his generosity and passion for life.

Due to the pandemic of the coronavirus we cannot grieve and have closure as we need, there will be a “celebration of life” of some sort when its safe to do so. In lieu of flowers please make a donation in his name to the Bread Of Life in Malden Massachusetts; there he donated his time to cook & serve the less fortunate.


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  1. Brenda Ferola on April 29, 2020 at 6:36 pm

    Dear Nancy, Carl and families, I know how hard this has been for you all. Keeping Carl’s memories alive is what gets us all through these horrible times. God Bless you all and I’m so sorry for your loss. Love Always Brenda Ferola ❤️

  2. Donna Hanson and Don Scalli on April 29, 2020 at 10:45 pm

    Nancy, Carl and family, I can’t even begin to tell you how sorry I am for your loss. It’s never easy losing someone you love, and even harder when they leave so unexpected. I hope you can find comfort in each other. Again, I am so sorry. R.I.P. Carli and may God watch over you. Love you all.

  3. Laurette Dever on April 30, 2020 at 2:19 am

    Dear Carl & Nancy and all his siblings I am so sorry for the loss of Carly. He will be deeply missed by all. He leaves lots of memories for all of you to remember him by, weather it be a family memory or a friend memory he will be remembered fondly . R.I.P. Carl

  4. Rick Thibert on April 30, 2020 at 7:06 am

    I love you Carl! Childhood memories of playing with you and your family when we were children is a magical one!
    Rest easy! We will play again on the other side my Cuz! ❤️
    Thoughts are with the entire Smith/Thibert Family! Hoping time eases the pain. My love and kisses to you all!

  5. Ross Thibert on April 30, 2020 at 9:41 am

    Dear Nancy Carl & all The Smith siblings im sorry for your loss and I will see you soon Carly because time is relative and we all need to appreciate the time we do have with our loved ones.


  6. Lesa Gemmell on May 1, 2020 at 10:40 pm

    I am so very sorry for your loss. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Hold on to the love. Lesa Gemmell

  7. Aunt MicheleThibert on October 8, 2020 at 4:55 am

    So sorry for you loss of your son I can’t believe he. Gone bless you all threw theses trying times and if you anything I here you all god will hold him in his hand a he’ll be looking down at you all and be someone’s guardian angel .

  8. Joanne Tieri Pagliccia on October 11, 2020 at 2:01 am

    Dear Nancy and Carl,
    I was so sorry to hear of Carlys passing. I know that my Danny was fond of him, and I’m sure he was there to greet him with open arms.
    You will all be in my prayers

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