Bernice S. Shapiro


Shapiro, Bernice S., 86, died Saturday, February 20, 2016 at Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence.  She was the beloved wife of Henry Shapiro.  They were married for 66 years.  Born in Norwich, CT, a daughter of the late Sigmund and Rebecca (Kaufman) Dressler, she had lived in Warwick for 4 years, previously living in Cranston. Devoted mother of Howard Shapiro and his wife Janice of Cranston, Rhonda Fallk and her husband David of Clark Summit, PA, and Kenneth Shapiro of Las Vegas, NV.  Dear sister of Judith Karlin of MD and the late Justin and Marshall Dressler.  Loving grandmother of Derek, Stacy, Rebecca, and Murray.  Cherished great-grandmother of Londyn and Rivyr. Graveside services will be held on Monday, February 22 at 12:00 noon in RI Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery, 301 South County Trail, Exeter.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to Hadassah, 17 Pocahontas Dr., Middletown, RI 02842.  Shiva will be observed at Tamarisk, 3 Shalom Dr., Warwick on Monday, February 22 from 7-9 p.m.


  1. Ellen Gourse
    Feb 21, 2016

    Howie and Jan

    Sorry to hear about Bernice. My thoughts and prayers are with both of you and Rhonda.

    Ellen Gourse

  2. Delores
    Feb 22, 2016

    To Bernice’s family I’m so sorry for your loss.

  3. Elaine Levy
    Feb 27, 2016

    Howie and Janice,

    Tom and I were so sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts this week.

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