Elizabeth A. Tutino

February 16, 1946 ~ May 8, 2021 (age 75)


Elizabeth Anne (Patten) Tutino died peacefully on Saturday May 8, 2021 at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts, after a courageous battle with lung cancer. She was the beloved wife of John Tutino for over fifty-two years. The two shared a deep and profound love uncommon in today’s world.

Born in Port Chester, New York she was the daughter of the late Mr. & Mrs. William W. Patten. Liz lived in New York City, Westchester County and Long Island most of her life. She started her retirement in Naples, Florida before building a home in Westerly, Rhode Island to be closer to her family. She enjoyed being with her two brothers, William and David and her sister Kathleen. Liz was extremely fond of her nieces Lindsay, Chelsea and Kayla, her nephew Jack and her great niece Julianna.

Liz worked in Manhattan, Westchester and nearby Connecticut for most of her career which included roles at TWA, The Harvard Club and GenRe Insurance. Returning to higher education as an adult, Liz made herself and family proud by completing her degree. She was a lover of animals, especially horses and dogs. Her dog Brandy was an amazing German Shepherd that was more human than canine. She also had a lovable mixed breed named Peanuts who, as Liz would say, adopted her.

A private Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Pius X. Church in Westerly and interment will be in River Bend Cemetery, Beach Street also in Westerly.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Liz’s memory to Stand Up for Animals in Westerly, a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization dedicated to the health and welfare of lost or abandoned pets.


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