Betty Mancuso handed away on November 5, 2020, at Swedish Cherry Hill Hospital, Seattle, WA.
Born in Tarrytown, NY, Betty obtained her BS in Nursing from Nazareth Faculty of Nursing in Rochester, NY. She practiced on each the east and west coasts of the US starting at Phelps Memorial Hospital in Tarrytown, NY till her retirement from County USC Medical Middle in Los Angeles, CA in December, 2000. Throughout her hospital nursing profession she labored in lots of settings together with Medical/Surgical, Intensive Care, and Cardiac Care. She briefly left hospital nursing to turn out to be a Social Employee for the NY Division of Social Companies, within the Bronx, NY. She returned to nursing serving to to deal with drug habit sufferers within the Methadone Upkeep Therapy Program at Beth Israel Hospital, Manhattan, NY. Whereas at County USC Medical Middle, she obtained her MS in Schooling from USC, and she or he was an in-service educator at County coaching new nursing graduates. Betty helped set up the primary AIDS clinic on the hospital. At retirement she was serving as an Affiliate Director of Nursing at County USC.
Along with her skilled profession, Betty was an distinctive cook dinner, quilter, frequent traveler, backpacker, hiker, skier, bike rider, photographer and a prolific reader of fiction and non-fiction, particularly mysteries.
Rising up serving to in her mom’s catering enterprise in Tarrytown, she developed her personal distinctive abilities and supplemented them with attendance at cooking colleges in Florence and Verona Italy and the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) in Hyde Park, NY. She was a very achieved baker, coming into and profitable prizes for her breads on the Los Angeles County Truthful.
Upon retiring to Bainbridge in 2006, Betty was a dedicated member of Parks & Rec’s, Ron Williamson led Tuesday strolling teams in addition to a Friday group composed of Ron’s buddies. An achieved gardener, Betty was a graduate of Washington State College’s Grasp Gardener Program. She was a multi-year bike rider at Lopez Island’s Tour de Lopez, and she or he travelled extensively in the USA, western, and central Europe, in addition to Canada. Her journeys to Africa in 2011 and a Santa Fe College of Pictures led images journey to Cuba in 2013 have been explicit journey highlights. A many years lengthy quilter, she not solely produced stunning items herself, however she by no means hesitated to supply help or recommendation to others.
Betty is survived by her husband of 51 years, Richard Mancuso, of Bainbridge Island, brother Robert Stiloski of Avon, NJ, her godson John Stiloski, Jr. of Bedford Corners, NY, sister-in-law Annette Stiloski, of Tarrytown, NY, nephew Daryl Stiloski of Montrose, NY and niece Laurie Ann Shelsby of Bel Air, MD.
Above all, Betty was an exceptionally type, giving, caring and loving one that was all the time keen to supply assist and help to others. She was a faithful lover of animals, most particularly her beloved canine Baker. A beautiful buddy and companion, her loss leaves a void within the lives of all who knew her. Relaxation in peace. We’ll miss you all the time.
A post-pandemic celebration of her life will probably be held when circumstances allow protected gathering.
In lieu of flowers please think about a contribution to the Kitsap Humane Society (kitsap-humane.org), PAWS of Bainbridge Island (pawsbink.org), Pasado’s Protected Haven (pasadosafehaven.org), or Greatest Mates (bestfriends.org).