2017 Honorary Family: The Smith Family
Roy Smith of Braintree passed away on November 18, 2016 at the age 83. A single father, Roy raised his two daughters and took care of his mother who had severe diabetes. He also worked for Troupe Waste Management for more than 40 years. Although he was very sick, Roy, also known as "Papa" to his six grandchildren, continued to reach his hand out to help everyone and never asked for anything in return.
"To say that the care provided by the Hospice caregivers was less than amazing would be an understatement, " said daughter Donna Smith-Bocash. "They are angels in their own right. The care that they provided to my father was dignified, compassionate and at a moment’s notice if needed, day or night. The journey of our family through those final days was as important to the caregivers as was the comfort of my Dad. "