In Memory of






Obituary for Patricia A. "Pat" Smolen (Grabowski)

Patricia “Pat” A. (Grabowski) Smolen, 74 of Pitcher Hill Apartments in North Syracuse passed away on February 20, 2021 at St. Joseph’s Hospital.

Native of Syracuse, Pat was the daughter of the late Edward J. and Elizabeth (Klemm) Grabowski residing at the family home on Steuben Street on the Northside of Syracuse for much of her life.

Proud graduate of Assumption High School, Class of 1964 and lifetime communicant of Assumption Church.

Pat was a longtime Personal Insurance Agent in the Central New York area for over 50 years. In retirement, Pat enjoyed knitting, reading, cheering on the “Syracuse Chiefs” and most especially watching her grandson play baseball for little league, Bishop Grimes and now he pitches for Lemoyne College.

Pre-deceased by her parents and her sister, Mary Carmichael.

Survived by her beloved daughter, Michelle (Mike) Tarby of Liverpool.

Her brother, Edward J. (Marie) Grabowski of Liverpool.

One cherished grandson, Matthew Edward Tarby at Lemoyne College.

Three nieces, Kathleen (Norm) Forbush, Mary Pat (Tom) St. Jean, and Christine (Mike) Weber along with several grand nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on FRIDAY, February 26, 2021 at 10:00 AM at Assumption Church, 812 North Salina Street, Syracuse.

The Rite of committal and burial will be immediately following in Assumption Cemetery

Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Please be aware that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you will need to sign in and have your temperature taken at the church and observe all social distancing requests.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Joshua’s Rescue House for Golden Retrievers, 595 S. West Bent Pt., Lecanto, Florida 34461