Mary Eleanor Noone, 62, a Bethesda resident and registered nurse who was a senior vice president at Providence Hospital, died Jan. 13 at Sibley Memorial Hospital. She had cancer.

Ms. Noone, who came to the Washington area in 1964, was a Pennsylvania native.

She was a nursing graduate of the University of Maryland and received a master's degree in nursing administration from Catholic University.

She began her career in 1964 as a nursing-educator at the Washington Hospital Center, where she worked until joining Providence in 1986 as its vice president for nursing. She was promoted to senior vice president in 1998.

Ms. Noone had served on the editorial board of Nursing Connections Journal and had served on the board of both the Washington Bioethics Network and the American Health Association.

She was a member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives, the Amerian Geriatric Society and Sigma Theta Tau, the national nursing honor society. Since 1980, she had been active in education programs for Japanese health care personnel. She also had lectured on health care ethics.

Ms. Noone, who was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Georgetown, was a member of the Archdiocese of Washington Health Care Network and the John Carroll Society.

She was a fellow of the Johnson & Johnson-Wharton School of Mangagement for nurses at the University of Pennsylvania.

Survivors include a brother, William Noone of Philadelphia.