Swan Funeral Home


Patrice Anne Caval Smart

April 16, 1958February 12, 2021

Patrice Anne Caval Smart, 62, of Manchester, formerly of Newington and Marlborough, passed away after a short illness on February 12, 2021 at the St. Francis Hospital in Hartford.

Patrice was born on April 16, 1958, in New Britain, the daughter of John Caval Sr. and Julia "Olga" (née Demko) Caval. She was raised in Newington and attended Newington High School, Class of 1976.

Patrice was a free spirit. She enjoyed attending concerts, being with friends, and spending time in Wellfleet, MA at her summer home. She loved to play board games, especially Scrabble. She was an animal lover, having had over 16 adopted animals in her lifetime. She was a devoted mother who loved and cared for not only her daughter, but her daughters friends.

Patrice is survived by her daughter Emily Smart of Taftville; brother William Caval and sister-in-law Linda Caval (née Niederfringer) of North Palm Beach, FL; sister-in-law Leatrice Caval (née Eisenhauer) of Stuart, FL; nieces and nephew Julia Bonafine, Sara Bonafine-Schulz, Cheryl Caval, and Paul Caval. She is predeceased by her sister Alexandra Caval and brother John Caval Jr.

Services will be private. If you would like to attend, please reach out to a family member.


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Patrice Anne Caval Smart

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William jones

March 2, 2021

Rest in Peace Patrice. We met at Old Saybrook as kids but lost contact when we moved away. Finding you on FB a few years ago was a blessing. I will always remember our funny chats during this time. You will be missed, you are loved.

Woody Stock

February 28, 2021

R. I. P.

Thomas Woodstock

February 28, 2021

"B E A T R I C E"
L O V E,
"W O O D Y"
... O X X O ...
TP+PP 4-ever

Jennifer Smith

February 28, 2021

Patrice was such a warm soul the short few years I’ve known her I’ve grown to love her like family. We talked and shared stories and she gave me “Fluffy” Spike I love him and am grateful to Patrice for the opportunity to become his mom she will always be mom #1 in his eyes and you could see it when he would visit for a play date. We will miss her and love her. Til we meet again!

Linda Anne Jewel

February 25, 2021

Dearest Patrice Caval SIL,
We so enjoyed spending time with our "hubbies" poolside forever ago! Then the hugest upgrade to your shoreline summer home in Wellfleet, Cape Cod!
I could never resist that deck!
( even alone ! ) L O L !!
Patrice the years you were in our family will be held precious in all our hearts forever. The love and kindness you showed me through the years & specifically more recently will be cherished & held in my heart until we meet again. My hubby & I both admired your free spirit & enjoyed your intellect & humor. You will be greatly missed by our entire family. You were a true blessing to us all. I'm sorry I never expressed with words, as I should have, how much you've always meant to me for a plethora of obvious reasons. I hope you know how much you've always meant to me. I am a better person for having known you & your kind loving generous wayz.
Thx 4 everything! XOX

Nancy Pine

February 22, 2021

PatRice girl about town! We just reminiscent abt ole days. Ur generosity towards everyone. Thomas. Shabo. Wellfleet,
CapeCod. Tall Xmas trees @ Ur house. Ur family. Cool shirts from concerts. All the dogs U rescued. Civil Rights. Ur precious Emily!
Next time we'll do it differently.
Maybe we'll get it right! I will be greatly missing U 'til we meet again! Wellfleet or Bust!


Marlene Luebeck

February 21, 2021

I’ve known Patrice since we were great friends in elementary school. I think I spent more time at her home than I did my own, both in Newington and Old Saybrook. She was a fun loving rebel even back then!
My sincere condolences to her daughter and her entire family and friends. My thoughts and prayers are with Patrice and all who loved her.

Lee Hummel Kouri

February 19, 2021

My sincere condolences to your family Emily. I have know your mother for a very long time from Indiantown & Newington. Her sister and my sister were the same age (much older than us). God has called her home too soon. She will be deeply missed by so many. 💔

Beachcomber CapeCod

February 19, 2021

You will be missed!
We all loved you & your free spirit!
Rest In Peace Patrice.

Patrice Jenkins

February 19, 2021

Patrice + Patrice. We were
SIL's 2 NP 4 a min. But we were connected immediately!
My sincere condolences to your family.
God Bless Ur sweet angel Emily.
We will all meet again!
RIP gf!