Bethany Risch Enright Marino of Coventry, Rhode Island, left us far too soon on January 31, 2018. Though our hearts are broken, we will always remember the way she lived and the joy and love that she brought us throughout her 41 years.
Born on October 10, 1976 in Beloit, Wisconsin, Bethany was known as a “Bicentennial Baby” to her Dad. She later moved and grew up in Rhode Island. After graduating from Cranston High School, Bethany went on to nursing school. She was an accomplished, well-respected and compassionate nurse who dearly loved her patients and co-workers.
Bethany’s passing has created a huge emptiness in the hearts of all of us who loved her, including her daughter Marissa, son-in-law Zach and their baby to be born this summer; her daughter Brianna; her father Steve Risch and his wife Myra; her step-siblings Amber and Dale; her mother Marilyn Enright; in-laws Mary and Pat Marino and the extended Marino family. She also leaves behind her brother Blake Enright, sister-in-law Taryn and niece Brianna; her Aunt Kathy Risch, who will miss her sweet, smiling face; her cousins Chad and Steve; her “Auntie” Jacquie Walker and her husband Ted and her cousin Dylan; her Uncle Joe McManus; her treasured, lifelong friends who were like family, and her beloved and faithful dog, Callie.
Bethany was preceded in death by her grandfather Chuck Risch, her uncle Mike Risch, her grandparents Joe and Arlene “Cookie” McManus, and her stepfather Neil Enright.
Bethany was truly beautiful inside and out. You could feel her energy when she was near. She was kind and giving, bubbly, outgoing, funny, and very silly at times. She was simply like no other! She loved to throw parties, from her annual 4th of July bash even a birthday party complete with doggie cake, gifts and balloons for Callie. To her last and precious endeavor, a spectacular bridal shower for Blake and Taryn. Bethany loved life, lived it to the fullest, and showed much courage in facing its struggles. Most important, Beth loved her family and friends. She was a wonderful mother, a daughter, a sister, devoted wife, daughter in law and a niece. While we will never get over the shock and pain of losing her and will miss her for the rest of our lives, we are eternally grateful for the gift that she was to us.
Bethany’s last Pinterest post was “I have found the one whom my soul loves.” (Song of Solomon 3:4). May we find consolation in the sense of hope and peace conveyed by that verse of Scripture.
We would also appreciate if friends, family and coworkers would share memories and photos of Bethany on this site. They would provide us comfort and strength as we find our way without her.
Please see donation feature on this site to make a donation in Bethany’s name to the American foundation for Suicide Prevention/team sea glass.