Pa­trice Varano Sminkey, for­merly of Mid­dle­town, Pa.

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - OBITUARIES -

Pa­trice Varano Sminkey, 53, re­cently re­lo­cated to Florida, passed sud­denly on Septem­ber 22, 2016.

She was born in Ch­ester, PA to the late Theodore F. Varano and Marie (McLaugh­lin) Varano.

Pa­trice was the sec­ond of eight chil­dren.

She is sur­vived by her lov­ing hus­band of 29 years, Jack, their two daugh­ters, Marie and Lily, and her sib­lings Ju­lia Rawl­ings (Michael), Joan Ap­pel (Neil), Maria McDow­ell (An­drew), Ted Varano (Martha), Mary Zecca (Mark), Sean Varano (Tracy) and Rita Beck (Bill) and her in-laws Jack and Dolores Sminkey. She is also sur­vived by 25 nieces and neph­ews.

Af­ter grad­u­at­ing from Ur­su­line Academy in Wilm­ing­ton, Delaware, Pa­trice earned an As­so­ci­ate’s De­gree in Nurs­ing from Ch­ester County School of Nurs­ing. She spent her en­tire ca­reer in the health care in­dus­try, tak­ing on ev­er­in­creas­ing lead­er­ship po­si­tions. She served as Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer of the Com­mis­sion for Case Man­ager Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion (CCMC) for the last six years.

Pa­trice’s mag­netic per­son­al­ity and ir­re­press­ible spirit re­sulted in many great friend­ships dur­ing her life, yet it was her fam­ily that pro­vided her great­est joy and source of strength. One of eight chil­dren, Pa­trice grew up in a close-knit, lov­ing house­hold in Brookhaven, PA, led by her fa­ther, Ted and mother, Marie. Ted and Marie in­stilled a strong work ethic, fam­ily loy­alty and faith in God that guided and sus­tained Pa­trice through her life.

Pa­trice mar­ried Jack Sminkey in 1987, and to­gether they were rais­ing two daugh­ters, Marie and Lily. Pa­trice’s daugh­ters were the light of her life, pro­vid­ing her with im­mea­sur­able pride and joy. Her self­less de­vo­tion to her girls was ev­i­dent to ev­ery­one who knew her, and her un­wa­ver­ing love and the sac­ri­fices she made for her fam­ily will for­ever be re­flected in her daugh­ters’ own lives.

Pa­trice’s pass­ing leaves an ir­repara­ble void in the lives of those who knew and loved her.

Rel­a­tives and friends are in­vited to her Fu­neral Mass on Wed­nes­day at 10 AM in Our Lady of Char­ity Church, 234 Up­land Rd. Brookhaven. Friends may call on Tues­day from 6 to 9 PM at Carr Fu­neral Home, 935 S. Prov­i­dence Rd. (Route 320), Walling­ford or Wed­nes­day from 9 to 9:45 AM at Church. Int. Im­mac­u­late Heart Ceme­tery.

In lieu of flow­ers con­tri­bu­tions may be made to The Cen­tral As­so­ci­a­tion of the Mirac­u­lous Medal (CAMM), 475 E. Chel­ten Ave., Philadel­phia, PA 19144 are ap­pre­ci­ated.­rfu­ner­al­

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