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The Honorable Thayer Fremont-Smith

The Honorable Thayer Fremont-Smith
  • June 17, 1931 - March 31, 2020
  • Melrose, Massachusetts

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I think of Thayer often and try to remember some of the advice he gave me. He was what is the most valuable thing we can have - a friend. I miss his wit and wisdom. Alan Jay Rom


Posted by: Alan Jay Rom - Chelmsford, MA - friend   Mar 27, 2021

I was one of Judge Fremont-Smith's clerks many many years ago. He was a wonderful and kind mentor and teacher and will be missed.


Posted by: Evan Fray-Witzer - Lexington, MA   Jun 30, 2020

We will always remember Thayer for his constant smile, his unending energy and love for the outdoors. We shared many a passing smile and a rousing discussion over cocktails. He will be missed at The Ledges.
I will never be able to pass a Ledges wooden sign without seeing him bending over with his paintbrush on the ground to color the white sails and blue lake pictured there with the street name. Why did he do it? Because it needed to be done. That was Thayer. Farewell and Godspeed.


Posted by: Judy and Jeff Neyhart - Alexandria, NH - Neighbor   Apr 24, 2020

Dear Anne, I would offer you and your family my sincere sympathy on the loss of your husband. May he rest in peace. Respectfully, Mrs. Paul Tighe


Posted by: Sheila Tighe - Melrose, MA - Acquaintance   Apr 16, 2020

Dear Anne and family,

Thayer was a wonderful, kind, funny, smart and generous human. He touched all he met with his kindness, humility and the sheer force of his intellect. Some people come into our lives, stay awhile and move on. Others come and leave footprints on our hearts. I hope the memories of Thayer, what he stood for and believed in, his kindness and love provide you and your family comfort and support in these sad days.


Posted by: Timothy O'Leary - Wakefield, MA - Acquaintance   Apr 13, 2020

My condolences to the Fremont-Smith family during this most difficult time. You are in my prayers.


Posted by: Janet Surette - Melrose, MA - Acquaintance   Apr 11, 2020

We met this wonderful man at a most unfortunate time. Myself, Paul Heemskerk my partner Anthony Bongiorno were friends with his brother Dick Fremont Smith. Dick had recently passed and Thayer had a gathering at Dicks home shortly after his death. Thayer was a true gentleman and we had a wonderful conversation with him with regards to his brother Dick. We are sorry for the families loss. Thayer was a true gentleman, we only new him for a very short

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Posted by: Paul Heemskerk - Boca Raton, FL   Apr 11, 2020

Jamie, so sorry to hear about your dad's passing. My condolences to and your family.


Posted by: Marybeth Macdonald - Methuen, MA - Classmate   Apr 07, 2020

I am sorry to learn of Thayer's passing. I first met him when he joined the planning board. He was a wonderful person and will be missed by all who knew him.


Posted by: Leo Peters - Middleton, MA - Friend   Apr 06, 2020

Thayer was a teacher and a friend. He worked with me as co-counel on several civil rights cases when I was at the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights. When he became a judge, he invited me to lunch with his family after he was sworn in. I visited him in chambers when I was in court and we had lunch a few times. I sent him a card and he called me and left a voice mail, and I saved

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Posted by: Alan Jay Rom - Chelmsford, MA   Apr 05, 2020