Patricia Ransom Smith of Kennett Square

Patricia Ransom Smith
Patricia Ransom Smith

Patricia Ransom Smith, 88, of Kennett Square, died Wednesday, Oct. 5, at the Crosslands Retirement Community in Kennett Square. She was the wife of the late Frederick R. Smith Jr. who died in 2013 and with whom she shared 64 years of marriage.

Born in Jersey City, N.J., she was the daughter of the late William and the late Evelyn (O'Connor) Ransom.

Patricia was a 1949 graduate of Bryn Mawr College. She worked as a paralegal for many years with firms in New Rochelle and White Plains, N.Y. She attended Westminster Presbyterian Church in West Chester for the past three years. Patricia enjoyed golf, tennis, gardening and was an accomplished pianist.

Survivors include one son, Cameron Smith of New Brunswick, N.J.; two daughters, Wendy Smith and her husband Phillip of Media, and Jenny Linck (Dana) of Olney, Md.; her daughter-in-law, Jackie Smith; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by one son, Frederick "Ricky" Smith III and one grandchild.

You are invited to Patricia’s memorial service at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 23, 216 at the William Penn Room of Crosslands Community 1660 East Street Road Kennett Square, PA 19348. Interment will be held privately. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association 399 Market St. Suite 102 Philadelphia, PA 19106. Arrangements are by Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home Inc. (610-444-4116) of Kennett Square. To view her online tribute and to share a memory with her family, please visit

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