Ruth L. Jacobson

DATELINE: Providence

Jacobson, Ruth L., 90, died Thursday, September 10, 2015 at Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence. She was the beloved wife of the late Harold Jacobson. Born in Boston, MA, a daughter of the late Harry and Gertrude (Tesler) Lipsky, she had lived in Providence for over 60 years, previously living in Fall River, MA. Ruth was a salesperson for Tiden-Thurber Jewelers until retirement. Devoted mother of Susan Shapiro and her husband, James Caroll, of Warwick and the late Lonnie Jacobson and his surviving wife, Dianne, of Brooklyn, NY. Dear sister of the late Joseph Linden. Loving grandmother of Gregory, Micah, and Yossie. Cherished great-grandmother of Benjamin, Paige, Taylor, and Lola. Funeral services will be held Friday (Today) at 10:30 a.m. in SHALOM MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 1100 New London Ave., Cranston. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to Jewish Family Service, 959 North Main St., Providence, RI 02904 or St. Elizabeth Court, 109 Melrose St., Providence, RI 02907. Shiva will be observed at 370 Squantum Dr., Warwick, Friday and Sunday 2-4 p.m.


  1. Marc and Bobbie Wallick
    Sep 10, 2015

    Our deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family at this difficult time. It was a pleasure getting to know Ruth and have her spend the holidays with us for the past few years.

    May her memory be a blessing.

  2. Amy and Chuck Bessette and family
    Sep 11, 2015

    Ruth was an amazing women. She always had a smile and we were always greeted with a hug. I especially will miss her very much when we would go for our weekly visits for lunch and shopping. Ruth and my mom were great friends, now that they both have passed they will meet again and continue their friendship with our Lord. God bless to you and your family in this time of sorrow.

  3. Paula Raymond Andrews
    Sep 11, 2015

    Please accept my deepest sympathies. I have fond memories of working with Ruth at Tilden Thurber. Paula Raymond Andrews

  4. Debra Margolis
    Sep 16, 2015

    My thoughts are with you at this time. I have wonderful memories of cousin Ruthie. The many holidays we celebrated together as I was growing up. I fondly remember her smile and generous love. She was a wonderful friend and “sister” to my grandmother. May memories give you comfort at this time of loss.

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