Patricia H. Scullin – North Smithfield

Patricia H. Scullin – North Smithfield

Patricia H. (Luiz) Scullin of North Smithfield, R.I., 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 50 years, having celebrated their 49th 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, R.I.

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, Penn., as well as her son, Jonathan Scullin, of Cumberland, R.I. 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 14-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's Children's Hospital.

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