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Groton FD remembers former chief, 60+ year member


Groton Fire Department mourns the loss of longtime member Ed Smith.

He served his community for over 60 years as a fireman, EMT, 3-time chief, and board member.

Smith also spent decades with Groton Village DPW, retiring after 42 years as head of the electrical department.

On Friday (Oct. 17), he succumbed to a brief illness and passed away at the age of 80.

Services are scheduled for this Saturday (Oct. 23) at noon at the Zirbel funeral home, 115 William St. Groton.

The family will receive friends 10:00-12:00 beforehand.

Afterwards, a public gathering will be held at the Groton fire department to further share memories and stories.

Interment at the Groton Rural Cemetery will be at a later date.

Click here for the full obituary.

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