Orange firefighters today announced the route they will take as they escort Fire Marshal Tim Smith from the Cody White Funeral Home in Milford to the Holy Infant Church in Orange for his funeral on Saturday.
Tim’s life will be celebrated at a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Holy Infant Church, 450 Racebrook Road in Orange. His body will be carried to the church on the back of an Orange fire engine and accompanied by other apparatus from the Orange Fire Department, the Orange Fire Marshal’s Office and the family.
The procession, escorted by Milford and Orange police, will leave Cody White about 9:15 a.m. It will travel down South Broad Street to New Haven Avenue and turn onto Prospect Street to North Street. From North Street, it will proceed across the Boston Post Road to Orange Avenue and down to Burnt Plains Road. From Burnt Plains Road, the procession will turn on to Old Tavern Road and proceed to Orange Center Road.
At Orange Center, the procession will turn right and head to Boston Post Road, where it will turn left. The line of vehicles will pass Orange Volunteer Fire Department Station 2, where Smith’s office was located. When the line reaches Racebrook Road, it will turn left and head to Holy Infant Church.
Fire officials say the procession is limited to Orange apparatus, the police escort and family vehicles. Visiting apparatus are asked to go directly to the Holy Infant Church, where parking will be available for apparatus and guest cars. If additional parking is needed, it will be available at Saint Barbara’s Church.
Parking and a shuttle bus also will be available at Racebrook Country Club, 246 Derby Ave. Personnel will be on scene to direct guests to parking.
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