Stanley B. Abrams


Abrams, Stanley B., 82, died Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at Steere House, Providence. He was the beloved husband of Sandra (Finklestein) Abrams. They were married for 55 years. Born in Providence, a son of the late Frank and Pauline (Wexler) Abrams, he had lived in Providence before moving to Cranston 18 years ago. He was a co-owner of What Cheer Foods for 25 years, retiring 16 years ago. Stanley was a Korean Conflict Navy veteran, serving on the USS Shasta in the Mediterranean. He was a graduate of Hope High, Class of 1950 and Colby College, Class of 1954. He was a member of Temple Emanu-El in Providence and served on its board.  He was also a past president of the Jewish Historical Association, a member of the RI Holocaust Memorial Museum and was a recipient of the “Never Again” award. In addition, he was a part of the Brown Learning Community. Devoted father of Kenneth Abrams and his wife, Dr. Terri Hasseler, of Cranston, Susan A. Simon and her husband, Barry, of Ramsey, NJ, and the late Andrew Charles Abrams. Dear brother of Delores Younger of Manchester, NH. Loving grandfather of Dylan, Jacob, Joshua, Jared, and Zachary. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 1:00 p.m. in SHALOM MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 1100 New London Ave., Cranston.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the Holocaust Education and Resource Center of RI, 401 Elmgrove Ave., Providence, RI 02906 or the RI Jewish Historical Association, 130 Sessions St., Providence, RI 02906 or your favorite charity. Shiva will be observed at 40 Sachem Dr., #302, Cranston, Thursday 7-9, Friday 2-4, and Sunday 2-4 & 7-9 p.m.


  1. Carole Goldman
    Sep 2, 2015

    Hy and I are so very sorry to read about Stanley’s passing. I had a heart attack in Feb. and am pretty much housebound now because of my lung condition as well. Will not be able to make funeral, but Hy will try. Our thoughts are with you.

  2. terrie Feldman mancoll
    Sep 7, 2015

    Dear Sandy,
    My sincere condolences upon the passing of your beloved Stan..
    My thoughts and prayers are for you and family at this time.

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