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Rev. Brian P. Smith, Eagle Scout #25

October 05, 1967 - June 03, 2013

Rev. Brian P. Smith, 45, of Foxborough, went home to God on Monday morning, June 3, 2013 at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston following a battle with colon cancer.

Born October 5, 1967 in Boston, he is the beloved son of Donald M. and Virginia M. (Bailey) Smith of Weymouth. Raised in Weymouth, he earned his Eagle in April 1985, graduated from Weymouth North High School in 1985 and later graduated from Bridgewater State College with a degree in English. Brian then went on to teach music at St. Coletta’s Day School in Braintree.

Brian went on to attend St. John’s Seminary in Brighton, MA and was ordained a Catholic priest on May 24, 2003.

Fr. Brian was assigned as a Parochial Vicar at St. Edith Stein Church in Brockton, MA. He continued at St. Mary’s Church in Chelmsford for a short period of time, and most recently had been assigned to St. Mary’s Church in Foxborough where he served since 2011.

Fr. Brian loved music, playing guitar, reading, movies, and especially spending time with family and friends.

He is survived by his parents, Donald M. and Virginia M. (Bailey) Smith of Weymouth; his brothers, Michael M. (Eagle #18) and his wife Carolyn Durso-Smith of Guilford, CT; Kevin J. (Eagle #26) and Stephen F. (Eagle #36) Smith of Weymouth; his nieces Molly and Maggie, and nephew, Christopher; his uncle, James F. Bailey of Scituate; aunts, Grace Ann Horgan of Foxborough, and Ann Toland of Braintree, as well as several cousins.

A Funeral Mass was celebrated by his Eminence Cardinal Sean O’Malley on Friday, June 7th at 12:30pm in Sacred Heart Church.