Patricia H. (Luiz) Scullin
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SCULLIN, Patricia H. (Luiz)
Patricia H. (Luiz) Scullin of North Smithfield, RI peacefully closed her eyes to this world at home with her family on June 22, 2020. She was the beloved wife of John F. Scullin for almost fifty years, having celebrated their forty-ninth wedding anniversary in May.
Pat was employed by the Cumberland School Department for 28 years, serving as the secretary to six superintendents. Upon her retirement from the School Department, Pat began a new career working as an admissions director/counselor in several nursing homes, most recently at Oakland Grove Healthcare Center and Ballou Home for the Aged, both in Woonsocket, RI.
Born in Cumberland on November 24, 1950 to the late James F. and Helen (Staba) Luiz, Pat leaves behind her daughter Lisa Scullin Rashid and her husband Michael of Annville, PA as well as her son Jonathan Scullin of Cumberland, RI. She is also survived by her sister, Barbara Hampson, her husband George, and her brother James Luiz and his wife Charlene, all of Cumberland. Pat was pre-deceased by her sister Diane (Luiz) Albuquerque. She also leaves behind her cherished grandchildren Anna, Ava, Jack, and Benjamin, in addition to many nieces and nephews.
Up to the very end of her truly courageous fourteen-month battle with Glioblastoma, Pat continued to greet family and friends with the warm smile that she shared throughout her life. All the while, as one of the many caring doctors at Rhode Island Hospital observed during a recent visit: Pat was facing "this illness with bravery and grace." And now that her encounter with cancer has ended, Pat is free to realize the rewards and peacefulness of a life well lived.
It would be remiss not to mention the affection she had for the nurses who cared for her at the hospital, the CNAs from Hope Hospice, the many relatives and friends who visited so often, and especially for her sisters-in-law who cared for her faithfully during her final weeks at home.
A private funeral mass was held at St. John the Evangelist Church where Patricia was laid to rest. Arrangements are under the direction of the J.J. Duffy Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
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June 30, 2020
Sorry to hear about your loss.
ray dimeo
June 29, 2020
So very sorry to hear about the passing of your mother, Lisa. I always wished when we were children, that I had a mother as loving as she was. I never remember her not smiling. I was so shocked to see this. Sending you healing energy during what must be a most difficult time for you. Sending condolences to Mr. Scullin and Jonathan as well. Truly a loss I can't put into words.
Mary Conti
June 29, 2020
John, Jonathan, Lisa and family
We are so sorry for your loss. Pat was a wonderful person who always had a kind word. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Nancy and Gerry Ethier
Gerry Ethier
June 28, 2020
John, my condolences to you and all your family at this difficult time. I will always have fond memories of Patty. She brought sanity to the department.
Tom Gray
June 28, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always. Pat was so helpful to Mike when he was chairman of the school committee we will miss her smile. Our sincere sympathy to John and family.
Mike& Debbie McGrath
June 27, 2020
Dear John & family,
So sorry for your loss. May you find comfort knowing that during this time of profound sorrow, my thoughts are with you. I will always remember Pat as warm, kind and quick with a smile. Please accept my sincerest condolences.
Laura Coughlin
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