Michael Thomas Smith of Provincetown died on April 29, 2022 at Cape Cod Hospital after a brief illness. He was 62.
Born in Hyannis on June 13, 1959, he was the son of Camila (Meads) and Stan Smith of Provincetown. Michael graduated in 1977 from Provincetown High School, where he played second base on the baseball team, which made it to the semifinals of the state championship in its division his senior year. He also worked in the kitchen of a local bakery and restaurant after school.
After graduation, Michael worked in maintenance at the high school, retiring in 2018 after 40 years of service. He also worked after hours and weekends in his father’s aluminum business.
After his father retired about 20 years ago, Michael acquired Cape Tip Aluminum, which he ran with diligence and care. “These guys are simply the best,” wrote an online reviewer. “A long-established family business that still believes in customer care and doing a good job for a fair price. A rare find these days.”
Michael was a member of the Provincetown Fire Dept., serving on Engines 3 and 4. He was among those who responded to the Whaler’s Wharf fire on Feb. 10, 1998. His last call before he retired was to the Jan. 25, 2005 fire at St. Peter the Apostle Church.
Michael had an extensive collection of sports cards. He also loved animals, always showing kindness to domestic and wild creatures alike.
In addition to his parents, he leaves a son, Justin Smith of Winthrop; a sister, Lisa Smith of Provincetown; an uncle, Larry Brownell and wife Rainey of Truro; and his niece and godchild, Lily Smith of Provincetown, as well as many friends.
At Michael’s request, there will be no service.
Donations in his memory may be made to the Provincetown Rescue Squad, 25 Shank Painter Rd., Provincetown 02657.
To leave a condolence for the family or share a memory, visit the guestbook at gatelyfuneralservice.com.
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