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NATICK – Abon vivant, adventurous world traveler, a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother, Elizabeth B. Cabanos, 69, has gone home to meet our Creator on September 26, 2020.

Betsy worked as a nurse at Shattuck Hospital, New England Baptist Hospital and the Children’s Hospital for more than 33 years.

Born in the Philippines, Betsy attended University of the Philippines schools; earned a Bachelor’s in Nursing from Philippine Women’s University and a master’s degree in Nursing Administration from Regis College in Weston, Massachusetts.

Commissioned into the Armed Forces of the Philippines Nurses’ Corps, she trained at Fort Billings, TX, and rose to the rank of Captain. Her assignments included AFP Medical Center , Philippine Military Academy and Malacanang Palace hospitals.

A gifted gardener, she was a fashion and style guru and a shopping meisterin. She strummed the ukulele, and happily sang “Ill Remember You”. She reveled in celebrations with family, and her legions of friends.

She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Jose Maria Cabanos; their son, Paolo; daughter- in-law, Cecille; grandson Joaquin; siblings – Gerri, Marilynd, Caesar ; the Samonte, Barangan, and Cabanos families.

Visiting in the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home 4 Park Street in Natick on Thursday, October 1 from 9 to 10:30 a.m.

Followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Patrick Church 44 East Central Street (Rt. 135) Natick at 11 a.m.  Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. 

By editor

Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.