Elizabeth A. Smiarowski
1940 - 2021
BORN
1940
DIED
2021
FUNERAL HOME
Wrisley Funeral Home
90 Sugarloaf Street
South Deerfield, MA
Elizabeth A. Smiarowski

NORTH HATFIELD, MA — Elizabeth (Betty) Smiarowski, 81, of North Hatfield passed away on October 19, 2021, after a brief period of declining health. She was born in Palmer MA February 21, 1940 to Michael and Anna (Wojtowicz) Kulig. She was a graduate of Palmer High School, Boston College and the University of Detroit. She taught high school mathematics for a short time and then was an Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Holyoke Community College, retiring in 2000. She worked along side her husband Stanley on the family farm for many years.

Betty was a long time communicant of Holy Family Church in South Deerfield and was a lector and member of the Rosary Sodality. She was a woman who had tremendous faith in God and attended daily mass until her health prevented her from attending. She enjoyed attending all of her grandson's school and sporting events. She enjoyed watching hockey, baseball and horse racing. She enjoyed dinners out with family and friends.

Betty was predeceased by her husband Stanley in 2004 and her son Michael in 2000. She leaves her daughter Julie Hanieski and her husband Michael of Sunderland, her grandsons Douglas and Jacob of whom she was so proud. She also leaves her sister in law Eleanor Smiarowski of Hatfield and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

The family respectfully requests that masks be worn at the services. Calling hours will be on Friday (10/22/2021) from 4:00 to 7:00 at Wrisley Funeral Home, 90 Sugarloaf Street, South Deerfield, with a Rosary Confraternity recitation of a Decade of the Rosary at 3:30 p.m. Funeral services will be on Saturday (10/23/2021) from the funeral home at 9:15 a.m., followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. in Holy Family Church celebrated by Father Jonathan Reardon. Burial will follow in St. Stanislaus Cemetery.

Donations in her memory can be made to: Holy Family Church Renovation Fund, 29 Sugarloaf St, South Deerfield MA 01373 or to CFWM For the Michael A. Smiarowski Memorial Scholarship Fund, 333 Bridge Street, Springfield, MA 01103 or online at: https://communityfoundation.org/donate-now/. Check the box next to "Another Named Fund" and select the fund which is listed under "Michael".
Published by The Recorder on Oct. 21, 2021.
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MEMORIAL EVENTS
Oct
22
Rosary
3:30p.m.
Wrisley Funeral Home
90 Sugarloaf Street, South Deerfield, MA
Oct
22
Calling hours
4:00p.m. - 7:00p.m.
Wrisley Funeral Home
90 Sugarloaf Street, South Deerfield, MA
Oct
23
Funeral service
9:15a.m.
Wrisley Funeral Home
90 Sugarloaf Street, South Deerfield, MA
Oct
23
Mass of Christian Burial
10:00a.m.
Holy Family Church
MA
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John
October 21, 2021
My heartfelt sympathy to Betty´s family. I was so fortunate to be her dorm-mate for 4years at BC. She was a woman of great faith, many talents, and exemplary in her love for family and friends. Knowing her has enriched the lives of many,many people!
MaryAnn Landry BC´61
Friend
October 21, 2021
I'm so sorry to hear of Betty's passing. I worked with Betty at Holyoke Community College for many years. She was a gifted mathematics professor and a kind and generous person. After Betty retired, I was lucky enough to see her a numerous craft fairs in the fall. She always took the time to chat and catch up. I will be thinking of her this fall as I attend the craft fairs we always visited. I'm very sorry for your loss.
Mary Shelasky
Work
October 21, 2021
Sincere condolences to Julie and her family. I enjoyed all of our conversations and will miss her beautiful smile and kind words.
Barbara & Bill Orloski
Friend
October 21, 2021
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