Cover photo for Michael J. Smith's Obituary
Michael J. Smith Profile Photo
1984 Michael 2018

Michael J. Smith

May 12, 1984 — April 21, 2018

BERKSHIRE - Michael J. Smith, age 33, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, April 21, 2018 as a result of an automobile accident.

He was born in Burlington on May 12, 1984 to Joseph & Tammy (Reed) Smith of Berkshire.

Michael lived his life on the edge and had a strong desire for adrenaline. He loved riding dirt bikes, going snowboarding, hunting, fishing, and anything he could do to the extreme. Michael was also a hard worker and he started Green Mountain Wall Systems about 5 years ago. He enjoyed sugaring with his Dad, and recently referred to himself as Maple Mike . He was also great with children and he was cherished by his nieces & nephews, they would always look forward to family gatherings with him. Michael will be remembered by his infectious smile and back breaking bear hugs.

He is survived by his wife, Kristen Smith and their beloved dog, Trapper; his parents, Joe & Tammy Smith of Berkshire; brother, Alex Smith and his wife Nichole of Hood River, OR; father-in-law, Joey Knoff and his wife Judy of Enosburgh; mother-in-law, Anne Ouellette and her husband James of Enosburgh; siblings-in-law, Sarah Demianenko of Calera, AL, Adam Gleason and his wife Ina of Essex, Ben Knoff and Duke of Georgia; Kendra King and her husband Andy of Franklin, Kaitlin Knoff, and Sarah Ouellette of Westford; nieces & nephews, Leland, Natalia, Alexandru, Jenna, Brayden, Kyler, and Akyah; maternal grandmother, Jeannine Buehler; paternal step-grandfather, Rene Demers; aunts & uncles, Tom Smith and his wife Phyllis, Sue Hogan and her significant other Bob Peters, Charlie Smith and his wife Deanna, Andy Smith, Marie Hathaway and her husband Andrew, Melody DeGrenier and her husband Ray, Kevin Reed and his wife Joann, and Greg Sheldon and many, many special cousins and friends. Michael was predeceased by his paternal grandparents, Gerry Smith & Clara Demers; maternal grandfather, Rayburn Reed; and his aunt, Kathleen Sheldon.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 26, 2018 from 4-7:00 PM at Spears Funeral Home, 96 Dickenson Ave., Enosburg Falls.

A Funeral service will be held Friday, April 27, 2018 at 2:00 PM at Spears Funeral Home.

For those who wish, contributions in Michaels memory may be made to Franklin County Animal Rescue, 30 Sunset Meadows, St. Albans, VT 05478 or a charity of your choice.

Condolences, photos and favorite memories may be shared through

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Michael J. Smith, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services


Thursday, April 26, 2018

4:00 - 7:00pm

Plant Tree

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Friday, April 27, 2018

Starts at 2:00pm

Plant Tree

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Visits: 0

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree