Patricia E. ‘Pat’ Rayos – Blackstone

Patricia E. ‘Pat’ Rayos – Blackstone

Patricia E. “Pat” (Billetdoux) Rayos, 91, was welcomed into heaven by her devoted husband, the late Dr. Jose Rayos. She passed away Saturday, February 13, 2021, surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Glens Falls, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late George and Myrtle (Dantz) Billetdoux. She was educated in the Hudson Falls public schools, and a graduate of the Amsterdam Hospital School of Nursing. She was a dedicated pediatric nurse at New York State Hospital for many years, where she met the love of her life, Jose “Joe.”

She made the decision to retire from nursing in 1958 once she started a family, and would go on to care for their seven children. She was a caring, supportive and loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother (memere), and friend. She was an unassumingly strong and selfless woman, who always put others first. Her family will remember her dearly for her sweet and fun-loving demeanor. She most enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Pat liked playing Mahjong, cards, crossword puzzles, and reading. She was an avid New England sports fan.

She leaves behind her loving children: Leon Rayos and his wife, Rosemarie, of Woonsocket, Jose Rayos and his wife, Lora, of Blackstone, Mass., Juan Rayos of North Carolina, Patrick Rayos and his wife, Michele, of Mendon, Mass., Betsy Beauchamp and her husband, Marc, of Blackstone, Mary Stone and her husband, James, of Blackstone, and Paulette Adams and her husband, Jeffrey, of Newton, Mass., along with 18 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. In addition, she is survived by her brother-in-law, Ernest Underwood, along with her beloved nieces and nephew. She was also the grandmother of the late Melissa-Jo, and dear sister of the late Joan Underwood.

Her Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, February 19, at 11 a.m., at Precious Blood Church, Carrington Ave., Woonsocket. Burial will follow in St. Charles Cemetery, Blackstone, Mass., but will be private due to COVID-19 restrictions.Visiting hours are respectfully omitted.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Pat’s honor to: Hope Foundation, International. c/o Marie Halo, 2105 Cranston St., Cranston, RI 02920. All funds go directly to supply medical & dental assistance to impoverished regions of the Philippines.

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