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Elizabeth Anne Cantwell
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Elizabeth Anne Cantwell, 92, of Oak Ridge, passed away Friday, October 6, 2017 at NHC Health Care, where she was a resident.
She was born February 17, 1925 in Charlotte, NC, one of seven children born to John James Cantwell and Marian Cramer Cantwell.
She earned an RN degree from St. Patrick’s Academy in Washington, DC and a BSN degree from St. Mary’s College School of Nursing, Notre Dame, Indiana and a MSN degree from Catholic University of Nursing in Washington, DC. She has held various administrative posts as well as educational responsibilities. Some of these positions included Supervisor, Surgical Division and Director, School of Nursing, Mount Carmel Hospital, Columbus, Ohio; Director of Nursing Services, Golden Rain Foundation, Walnut Creek, California; Executive Director, Washington State Nurses Association, Seattle, Washington and the American Nurses Association, New York City. Miss Cantwell’s appointment to Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge was effective January 4, 1971. After 20 years of service, she retired October 1, 1990 from Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge where she was Vice President and Associate Administrator.
She was a long-time member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.
She was an avid gardener and pet lover.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by siblings, John James Cantwell, Jr., Katherine Mills, Mary Jane Kraft, Marian Dean, Robert Cantwell and Richard Cantwell.
She is survived by a special friend, Mary Elizabeth Chronley of Oak Ridge and several nieces, nephews and extended family.
A funeral mass will be held on Friday, October 13, 2017 at 10am at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Father Dustin Collins officiating. A reception will follow at the church. A private burial will be held at Oak Ridge Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Mount Carmel College of Nursing, 127 E. Davis Avenue, Columbus, OH 43222 in her memory. Weatherford Mortuary will be handling the arrangements. An online guest book can be signed at

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Funeral Mass




10:00 AM
Saint Mary's Catholic Church

327 Vermont Avenue
Oak Ridge, TN 37830

Reception to follow at the church

Memorial Contribution

Mt. Carmel College of Nursing

127 E. Davis Avenue
Columbus, OH 43222

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