Elizabeth J. Anterni

Date of Passing:

February 27, 2021

Anterni, Elizabeth J. “Beth”, 71, of Stonegate Condominiums, Bullocks Point Avenue, Riverside, died peacefully at home on February 27, 2021 of endometrial cancer.

Born in Providence, a daughter of the late John J. and Eva (Boudreau) Anterni, she lived in Riverside for the past 13 years, previously residing in Boston, MA and Los Alamos, NM.

Beth was a registered nurse for the Hattie Ide Chaffee Nursing Home for 6 years before retiring in 2014 due to illness.

Beth was a graduate of Northeastern University School of Journalism Class of 1973 and later received a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Boston College.

Beth was a member of the First Unitarian Church of Providence and was especially involved in their Girl Effect Task Force, Woman’s Alliance, Chalice Circle & Food Pantry.

Beth was also a member of East Bay Citizens for Peace, Amnesty International, Friends of Pomham Rock Lighthouse and Riverside Renaissance and supported many other charitable and political organizations.

Beth was an extremely kind, generous and compassionate person, whose lifetime commitment was helping those less fortunate or in need.

She is survived by her sisters, Katherine L. Grady of Riverside and MaryLu Medeiros and her husband Roy of Seekonk, MA; two brothers, John J. Anterni Jr. and his wife Cynthia of Swansea, MA and Richard P. Anterni and his wife Bernadette of Lincoln and her nieces and nephews, Jennifer Enos, Erin Grady, Jyllian Rogers, Jessica Jennings, Christopher Medeiros, Lauren Medeiros, Joseph Anterni and Jeffrey Pinheiro. She was the sister-in-law of the late George G. Grady.

A Celebration of her Life will be held when those who loved her can gather safely. Burial will be held in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Contributions in Beth’s memory to the Elizabeth Anterni Scholarship Fund c/o the First Unitarian Church of Providence 1 Benevolent Street, Providence, RI 02906 would be deeply appreciated.

Online Condolences


  1. I love you Beth. I’m so glad to have known you and to have had you as my friend.

  2. I met Beth in 1993, in Albuquerque. I had been asked to step in as interim manager for the general surgery unit at St. Joseph Hospital, where Beth was the recently-appointed assistant manager. We worked together very effectively and stayed in touch after our paths led in different directions. I was privileged to visit Beth in Rhode Island several years ago. I knew from the letter she sent me at Christmas that her health was failing, but she certainly never complained. Her first thought was always for others and how she might be helpful to them. I will miss her, but am glad to know she is at rest.

  3. Dear Richard, MaryLu and the entire Anterni Family,
    So sorry to hear of your sister’s passing. I didn’t know her personally but she certainly lived a life of service to others. We need more people like her to make this world a better place. My condolences.

  4. To Kathy and the entire Anterni family, my deepest condolences.

  5. To the Anterni family:

    Sad news indeed. So sorry to hear of your loss.

  6. To the Anterni family, I am so sorry for your loss.

    God Bless all.

    Jim Costa

  7. Such a sweet and kind neighbor. ❤️My deepest condolences and prayers to your family during this difficult time.

  8. Our deepest condolences to the Anterni family. We will certainly miss our dear neighbor here at Stonegate.

  9. Sincere condolences to your family. Beth was a fellow deacon at First Unitarian and carried out all her responsibilities with enthusiasm and concern for our entire church family. May your memories of Beth sustain you at this difficult time.

  10. Thank you, Beth, for being such an example of love, caring, gentleness and goodness for all of us. There is definitely a hole in Mother Earth without you, but thankfully, you no longer need pain medication. Thank you, Kathy, MaryLu, Jennifer, Erin, Jack and all of Beth’s special family who shared yourselves and Beth with us, even in the final weeks. We are blessed.

  11. My friend from college days moved west, but reconnected when she settled back in the east. A warm smile and appealing laugh, both frequently on display despite whatever pain or discomfort she might be in. A courageous fighter who was happy to help anyone needing inspiration or guidance.
    Rest gently Beth, the struggle is ended. We’ll all miss you here.

  12. To Beth’s family. I never met anyone on the earth more loving and genuine than Beth. We met in Saint Breandan’s School many years ago and our friendship remained almost till the very end (I spoke to her on the phone). Thanks to all her family that took care of her around the clock, she told me she felt so loved. Beth spent her time on this earth helping anyone she could, I know in my heart she is with God in heaven, and that is all that matters. Beth, you will live in my heart forever. Please know I love you, my special friend, I am glad to know you are not in pain. LesaB

  13. A dear friend for about 48 years, her intelligence and caring, her friendship and sense of humor, will be missed. Our sympathies to all her beloved relatives and friends. She always spoke kindly of all of you to us, but, that was Beth; a kind soul. The world is poorer without her, but we take solace that her battle and pain is over.

  14. My deepest condolences to the Anterni family during this difficult time. Beth was a great friend, and a wonderful person. She will be sorely missed.

  15. To the Anterni Family,

    Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
    Matthew 5:4

  16. Dick, MaryLu and the entire Anterni family. My deepest sympathy on the passing of your sister. I hope happy memories will provide you with some solace in the coming days and weeks.

  17. Katherine, MaryLu, John & Richard: Thank you for sharing your smart, kind, unselfish, steady sister with us. Though a significant person has been lost, her gifts to all of us will inspire us to carry on.

  18. MaryLu, and Family, I’m so very to read the passing of Beth. I had the pleasure of meeting her last year. She was such a very kind and sweet person. My thoughts and prays to you all.

  19. We lost a true trooper!!!

  20. To know Beth was to love Beth who showed us how to live and die with grace.
    Anne Connor, First Unitarian

  21. We lost a true trooper!

  22. I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of Beth. You can feel that she had a giving and loving spirit that she used to help many. Inspirational. Truly, a life well lived… Sending love, prayers and peace to each member of the Anterni family.❤??❤

  23. To the Anterni Family
    So sorry for your loss

  24. To the Anterni Family,
    I am so very sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with all of you as you go through such a difficult time.

  25. I was her neighbor at Stone Gate. Beth was always a delight to talk with and one of the nicest people I have ever known.

  26. I worked with Beth at Hattie Ide Chaffe Home. She was a wonderful soul. Always kind and caring. My condolences to her family.

  27. I hadn’t thought about Beth for a long time, but as soon as I read of her death, I remembered her lovely spirit and sweet gentleness in our high school days. Reading about her life since those days is uplifting. Bless her. My deep sympathies to all in her family.

  28. My condolences to Beth’s family. She was a classmate from Bay View, who I had the pleasure of seeing again at our class reunion.
    May she Rest In Peace.
    Ginny Testa Hess

  29. I am so deeply saddened to learn of Beth’s passing. We knew each other as childhood neighbors on Holland Avenue, and I recall visiting Beth at home following her surgery to show her the dress I would wear to my confirmation at church. It was during that time when my mother (a nurse) help to care for Beth in recuperation. Fast forward 40 years and Beth was the nurse who cared for my mother at Hattie Ide Chaffee, providing excellence medically and generous loving kindness. It was Beth who supported me so sincerely as I kept a bedside vigil during my mother’s final day. I’m glad I took the opportunity to tell Beth how very much that meant to me. Kathy, Jack, Dick, MaryLu and families ~ please know that I will always remember the special person in Beth that everyone has also described. May your own memories bring you comfort in the days ahead.

  30. So sorry for your loss. She was a kind soul.
    She left a legacy of love, caring and generosity.

  31. My sincere condolences to Beth’s family and friends. We were Bay View classmates.

  32. I’m so sorry for your loss. My sincere condolences, may she rest in peace.

  33. To the Anterni Family,

    My sister Marie and I were so sorry to hear about Beth. I got to know Beth better when we worked together in the Public Relations Office at Harvard. (In fact, I’m quite sure it was thanks to her that I got the job.) She was always so helpful and encouraging. And, I have many fond memories of your family over the years, and of our parents’ friendship. I know both of my parents valued that relationship very much. Our thoughts, and sympathies, are with you.

    Andrea and Marie Sarrasin

  34. A loss is always hard.
    May the good Lord comfort your family at this time.
    My prayers are on the altar for the Anterni family.

  35. Sending our deepest condolences to your entire family & praying for your continued healing during this difficult time.

  36. Deepest condolences to the Anterni family & friends! You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God Bless and comfort you. XOXO

  37. I’m so sorry to hear of Beth’s passing My heart goes out to you and to everyone who loved her This is such a huge loss

  38. I’d like to share my condolences with Beth’s family and friends. You certainly have a lost a treasured and special soul.

  39. My deepest condolences to the family. Beth was such a wonderful, beautiful person who will be missed greatly. RIP Beth.

  40. We were so sorry to hear the news. Sending our love and sympathy from St. Louis.

  41. Kathy, So sorry for your families loss. My deepest sympathy to you all.

  42. Our deepest sympathies to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  43. to all of the family I am so very sorry to read that Beth had passed away my thoughts are with you all and my prayers she was a great person may she R.I.P. now

  44. Kathy and family,
    So sorry to hear of the passing of your sister. May she forever Rest In Peace.

  45. Barry and I send our condolences to you all. He has shared many tales of life in Riverside and the fun that they always had.
    One of the favorites is the weekend spent while Beth was at college, with the guys and seeing Janice Joplin. Prayers for you all.

  46. I’m so sorry to hear this I worked with her at Hattie Ide Chaffee Home

  47. Jack and I are so sorry to hear of Beth’s passing. We remember her as a compassionate and gentle person. Please know we will pray for the Anterni family.

  48. Mary Lu, Kathy and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Beth fought a hard battle. She is such a beautiful person. May she rest in peace.

  49. I’m so sorry to hear of Beth passing. May she rest with the angels.

  50. I am so sorry for your loss. I had the pleasure of working with Beth at Hattie Ide. She was always so kind and caring. She was such an amazing person, she will be missed.

  51. I had the pleasure of working with Beth! She was an amazing person and nurse. You’re in our thoughts and prayers!

  52. Our deepest condolences to you MaryLu & your family- never had the pleasure to meet her.

    Bob & Collee Martino

  53. Marylu, Lauren and family. So sorry to hear of your sister’s passing. May she rest in peace.
    Anne and Scott Nallen

  54. Deepest condolences to the whole Anterni family! Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  55. Our sincere condolences to the family. She was a beautiful person. May she RIP.

  56. This earth has lost a bright and beautiful soul with Beth’ s passing. Her life exemplified what we all aspire to ….a life of love and service.
    May she be resting in eterrnal peace.

    A friend from High School.

  57. This earth has lost a bright and beautiful soul with Beth’ s passing. Her life exemplified what we all aspire to ….a life of love and service.
    May she be resting in internal peace.

    A friend from High School.

  58. Our deepest sympathies. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    God bless you all.

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