NEW CANAAN, Conn./MIDDLEBURY, Vt. — Christopher V. Smith, 71, a longtime resident of New Canaan, Conn., and Addison County, Vt., passed away peacefully at home in New Canaan on July 7, 2013, after a long illness. He was a graduate of New Canaan Country School (1957), The Choate School (1960), and Middlebury College (1965). In business, he worked in New York City for Irving Trust Company and its successor organization, Bank of New York, for 32 years before retiring in 1997.
Christopher owned Mt. Pleasant Farm (now named Zeno Mountain Farm, a nonprofit camp) in Lincoln, Vt., for almost 30 years; he moved to the Marble Works in Middlebury in 2010. He was a diehard sports fan with particular affection for NESCAC college sports, the New York Mets, and the New York Rangers. He was a generous, though anonymous, supporter of causes related to the environment, education of the disabled, community betterment, the Olympics, and veterans’ affairs.
Christopher’s parents were Vernon S. and Crosby T. Smith of New Canaan. He is survived by four brothers: Crosby Smith of Vero Beach, Fla.; Dudley Smith of Grantham, N.H.; Jeremy Smith of West Roxbury, Mass.; and Geoffrey Smith of San Francisco, Calif. He also is survived by five nieces and three nephews.
Burial services were conducted by the Rev. Peter F. Walsh of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in New Canaan. ◊
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