Elizabeth A. Farnham

March 17, 1935February 3, 2021

Elizabeth A. “Betty” (Boylan) Farnham, age 85, of Warren, RI and formerly of Somerset, MA, passed away on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at Grace Barker Health in Warren.

Born in Fall River, she was the daughter of the late Robert Boylan and Sarah (Bliffins) Boylan.

Betty attended Dominican Academy and graduated from RI Hospital School of Nursing in 1955. She was a beloved Registered Nurse for 50 years before retiring in 2004. She was employed by Charlton Memorial Hospital and Clifton Rehabilitation Nursing Center during her career.

She was a member of the RI Hospital Retired Nursing Association and the Somerset Bocci League. Betty enjoyed going to the beach, being outdoors and going for walks with her dear friend, Pierrette Sullivan.

She is survived by her daughters, Mary Cooper and her husband Matthew of Swansea and Laura McGinn and her husband John of Dunedin, FL and 4 grandchildren, David and Dory Cooper and Matthew and Sarah McGinn.

A Funeral Mass and Burial will be held and announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in Betty’s honor may be made to RI SPCA, 186 Amaral St, Riverside, RI 02915 or to Grace Barker Health, Activities Department, 54 Barker Ave, Warren, RI 02885. Arrangements are in the care of Waring-Sullivan Home at Birchcrest, Swansea.


  • Grace Barker Health


  • Funeral Mass to be held at a later date


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Donna Sweeney

February 5, 2021

I loved Betty as a friend and as a nursing classmate.

She was always upbeat and interested in whatever you wished to share about your life and family.

We shared luncheon with other nursing classmates and Betty was very talkative about her family and her younger years growing up.
She was an outstanding professional and and a popular classmate.

I have missed seeing her at Christmas and on her birthday. Her family can be very proud of her.
Rest In Peace Betty.

Leslie Dovale

February 4, 2021

Mary, Laura and family my deepest condolences. Betty was a wonderful lady and a great neighbor to Fred, Mallory and I. She will always hold a special place in my heart. Prayers to all of you.