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Pontarelli-Marino Funeral Home

971 Branch Ave, Providence, RI

OBITUARY

Betty Ward

July 6, 1933June 23, 2020

Betty “Mary Elizabeth” Ward, 86, of Johnston passed away on June 23, 2020 at Cherry Hill Manor. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Anthony F. and Mary E. (Shea) Ward.

Betty received degrees from The College of New Rochelle and Catholic University. She was known for her love of the theatre, the ocean, sailing and animals – especially her Wire Hair Fox Terriers: Jackie, Fred, Ned and Happy. Betty was the sister of Anthony F. Ward Jr. and his wife Eileen of Tiverton and the aunt of Anthony III, Cynthia and Kimberly. Her funeral with visitation will be held Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 9:30 AM from the PONTARELLI-MARINO HOME, 971 Branch Avenue, Providence followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM in St. Edward’s Church, 997 Branch Avenue, Providence. Burial will follow in St. Francis Cemetery. During visitation and funeral, social distancing and occupancy restrictions will be observed. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Betty’s memory to Covenant House, Times Square Station, PO Box 731, New York, NY, 10108-0900 or to the Animal Rescue Rhode Island, PO Box 458, Wakefield, RI, 02880.

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, July 2, 2020

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Thursday, July 2, 2020

  • Burial

    Thursday, July 2, 2020

Memories

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Linda Russell

July 1, 2020

We have so many fond memories of Betty. She was such a warm, loving person with a great laugh and sense of humor. She was a great friend to my Mom, Patsy, as Betty called her. They were friends for 80 years and never stopped laughing and joking together. We are so thankful to have known her and appreciate her wonderful kindness and generosity over the years. We will miss her greatly!

Love, Linda and Michael Russell and Patricia (Patsy) McKinney

Mary Raiola

June 24, 2020

Betty was a wonderful friend shared many happy times. Will miss her

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

Betty “Mary Elizabeth” Ward, 86, of Johnston passed away on June 23, 2020 at Cherry Hill Manor. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Anthony F. and Mary E. (Shea) Ward.

Betty earned bachelors degrees from The College of New Rochelle and Catholic University. In addition she earned her Master’s degree from Boston University. She was known for her love of the theatre, the ocean, sailing and animals – especially her Wire Hair Fox Terriers: Jackie, Fred, Ned and Happy.

Betty was the sister of Anthony F. Ward Jr. and his wife Eileen of Tiverton and the aunt of Anthony III, Cynthia and Kimberly.

Her funeral with visitation will be held Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 9:30 AM from the PONTARELLI-MARINO HOME, 971 Branch Avenue, Providence followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM in St. Edward’s Church, 997 Branch Avenue, Providence. Burial will follow in St. Francis Cemetery. During visitation and funeral, social distancing and occupancy restrictions will be observed. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Betty’s memory to Covenant House, Times Square Station, PO Box 731, New York, NY, 10108-0900 or to the Animal Rescue Rhode Island, PO Box 458, Wakefield, RI, 02880.