Lincoln – Patricia A. (Duffy) Beezer, R.N.,M.S., 80, of Breakneck Hill Road, died Saturday, August 4, 2018, at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence, surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of the late J. Kenneth Beezer, M.D.
Born in Central Falls, and raised in the Fairlawn section of Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Francis and Margaret (Shorrock) Duffy. She had lived in North Providence for over twenty years, before moving to Lincoln twenty years ago.
Patricia was a Nursing Professor at the Rhode Island College School of Nursing for twenty-five years, retiring in 2009. She earned a Diploma in Nursing from the Rhode Island Hospital School of Nursing, Class of 1959; a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from the University of Rhode Island College of Nursing; and a Master of Science Degree in Nursing from the University of Connecticut School of Nursing. She was a graduate of Pawtucket West High School.
She was a member and three term past president of Delta Upsilon At-Large Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, the International Honor Society of Nursing, and was one of the founding members of their local chapters at U.R.I. and R.I.C. She was a member of the American Nurses Association, and a member and past president of the Rhode Island State Nurses Association.
She enjoyed playing golf and was a member of Kirkbrae Country Club, Lincoln, for over forty years, where she was also a member and past president of the Kirkbrae Women’s Golfing Association, and a past member of the Rhode Island Women’s Golfing Association. She loved the Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots.
She is survived by her daughter, Kelly Ann Scott, J.D., and her husband Steven W. Scott, of Lake Worth, Florida; two sons, Michael F. Sugrue of Lincoln, and Patrick T. Sugrue of Loudon County, Virginia; five step children, Mark Beezer of Jamestown, John Beezer of Colorado, Jane Beezer of Newport, Carole Sharp of Colorado, and David Beezer of California; one brother, Edward F. Duffy, and his wife Julie, of Palm Coast, Florida, and Middletown; three grandchildren, Ryan M. Sugrue, Ireland R. Sugrue, and Isabel C. Sugrue; and several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Beverly Golemba, Ph.D.
Her funeral will be held Thusday, August 9, 2018 at 9:45 a.m. from Bellows Funeral Chapel, 160 River Road, Lincoln, with the celebration of a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. in Saint Ambrose Church, 191 School Street, Albion. Burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Providence. Relatives and friends are invited, and may call Wednesday from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory to St. Ambrose Church, P.O. Box 67, Albion, R.I. 02802, or to Sigma Theta Tau, Delta Upsilon At-Large Chapter, c/o Rhode Island College School of Nursing, 600 Mount Pleasant Avenue, Providence, RI 02908-1940, would be appreciated.
Saint Ambrose Church
P.O. Box 67, Albion RI 02802
Sigma Theta Tau - Delta Upsilon At-Large Chapter, c/o Rhode Island College School of Nursing
600 Mount Pleasant Avenue, Providence RI 02908-1940