Elizabeth "Bette" H. Cummings, 94, a resident of St. Antoine Residence, North Smithfield, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 20, 2023, with her brother by her side. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late William H. and Elizabeth C. (Hurley) Cummings.
Bette was a lifelong resident of Woonsocket. She was a graduate of St. Francis Xavier Academy, St. Louis University, New York University and earned her nursing certificate from Cambridge City Hospital for Nursing.
Bette was always giving of her time and talents to all. Her nursing career started in California and her love of her family brought her back to Rhode Island. She enjoyed an extensive nursing career as a Registered Nurse for the VA Hospital in Providence that she took great pride in. Throughout her career, she assisted in the operating room and taught nursing classes to those entering the field. Bette was known for her sharp attention to detail and giving tender loving care. She was an active communicant and volunteer at Sacred Heart Catholic Church and later, All Saints Parish.
For over forty years, she was a summer resident of Spring Lake in Burrillville, where she made very fond memories with cherished friends and family. The perfect day for Bette was sitting on the porch surrounded by her friends and family. She was a voracious reader, talented cross stitcher, and knitter. You could always find Bette with a book by her side. She enjoyed traveling and one of her favorite vacation spots was Ogunquit, ME. Most of all, she loved traveling to Arizona and North Carolina, where she visited her dear nieces and nephews. Bette was a caring and thoughtful sister, daughter, aunt, and friend. Her loving presence and thoughtfulness crossed all generations and will be deeply missed.
She leaves behind her beloved brother, John A. Cummings of North Smithfield; as well as several nieces and nephews whom she treasured dearly. She was predeceased by her brothers, Edward R. Cummings and William J. Cummings, and her sister, Mary A. Cummings.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, January 28 at 10:30 a.m. in the chapel at St. Antoine Residence, 10 Rhodes Ave., North Smithfield, RI 02896 and can be viewed live online at https://client.tribucast.com/tcid/3954783561 Burial will be private at St. Charles Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of the Holt Funeral Home, 510 South Main St., Woonsocket.
The family is most grateful for the devoted care that she received from the entire St. Antoine community. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Antoine Residence.