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Bernice E. Nutting

September 5, 2015

Bernice E. Nutting

Bernice E. Nutting, 88, of Arlington Street died Saturday evening at her home under the care of her family and Hospice. Calling hours will be held on Tuesday September 8, 2015 at the Cummings Funeral Service, Inc. from 4:00 to 7:00 pm. The funeral service will be on Wednesday September 9, 2015 at 11:00 am with Rev. Leon Van Wie pastor of Asbury United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Brookside Cemetery, Town of Watertown. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in her name to Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham Street, Watertown, N.Y. 13601

She was born on June 4, 1927 in Ogdensburg, N.Y., the daughter of Joseph and Hazel Burnette Sophy. She graduated from Ogdensburg Free Academy in 1944 and the State University of New York Plattsburg School of Nursing in 1947. Bernice married Paul J. Nutting on December 17, 1949 at the Ogdensburg Methodist Church with Rev Sparling officiating. Mr. Nutting, a tool designer for the N.Y. Airbrake Co. died on January 17, 1965. The couple had moved to Watertown in 1952.

Bernice was a registered nurse at the Samaritan Medical Center and after her retirement as head nurse of the fourth floor, she was a night supervisor at the Samaritan Keep Home. She was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church, the Samaritan Loyals, and The Red Hat Society.

She is survived by her two children, her son Paul J, Nutting and his wife Ilene, and her daughter, Kathleen A, Seery and her husband Gary, all of Watertown; her four grandchildren, Gary Seery Jr. and his wife Julie, Kimberly Allen, Joseph Nutting, all of Watertown and Christopher Nutting and his wife Sue of Victor; and her five great grandchildren ; her brother in law Ken Rogers, Watertown and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She is predeceased by her parents and her step father Jay Noble; her two brothers George and Joseph Sophy and her three sisters Lillis Rogers, Carole Brassard, and Joan Rogers.


#12 cindy Hazelton 2015-09-21 11:43
Mrs. Nutting was a wonderful head nurse. I loved her.

Cindy Hazelton
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#11 Sister Kathleen Nava 2015-09-09 21:09
Paul and Kathy, I am so sorry for your loss. We have great memories. Be sure of my prayers.
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#10 Janet Parody 2015-09-08 10:13
I am sending comforting hugs and prayers during this hard time in your lives.
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#9 Eunice S. Murray 2015-09-08 07:55
To Bernice's family
Bernie & I started our head nurse career at SMC at the same time. We sought each other to help us with our position. Bernie was a role model for her staff and respected by her staff. We remained friends. She will be sadly missed. God Bless Eunie
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#8 Kim Maracle 2015-09-08 05:19
So sorry for your loss. I had the pleasure of working with Mrs Nutting at Samaritan Keep Home for many years. She truly was the meaning of nurse Compassionate ,cheerful, caring to all and a joy to work with.
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#7 Cheryl Clark 2015-09-07 21:09
Sorry for your loss Paul and Ilene.
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#6 Kim F. 2015-09-07 13:54
Mrs. Nutting was a wonderful head nurse on 4 East---She was such a caring and sweet lady, she was so very well liked---she'll be missed. . .
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#5 Carmen Dickson 2015-09-07 10:07
Heartfelt sympathy over the loss of your mom and grandmother, who was forever and always a second mom to me. God's Blessings be with you always Mrs. Nutting and with those you loved. Kathy, my thoughts and prayers are with you and Paul during this most difficult of times.
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#4 Patricia Howell 2015-09-06 18:23
The greatest reward for nearly every nurse is the joy of serving others. That was Bernice she was my first assistant head nurse on 3rd floor north @ the House of Good Samaritan she took all of us under her wings . What a wonderful foundation we had. She taught us so much especially how to care with passion that's what it was all about.i am very grateful for all she did for my nursing profession@ age 70 I am so teaching what she taught me . She will be missed so sorry for her family .
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#3 Kim 2015-09-06 18:00
R.I.P. Gram. Thank you for everything you've done for me. Love you.
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