Frances R. Hecker


Hecker, Frances Reeva, 88, died Monday, February 22, 2016 at Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center.  She was the beloved wife of Norman Hecker.  They were married for 68 years.  Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Max and Bessie (Goldman) Senders, she had lived in Cranston since 1974, previously living in Providence.  She was a manager at the former Grayson Clothing in Garden City and previously a salesperson at the former Shepard’s Department Store in Providence. Frances was a member of B’nai Brith and former member of Temple Am David. Devoted mother of Michael Hecker and his wife Martha of Paia, HI, and Barbara Hecker of Cranston.  Dear sister of Gloria Breit and her husband Erwin of Park Ridge, NJ and the late Sandra Senders Rosenstein.  Loving grandmother of Matthew and his fiancé Yui, Miles, and Lauren. Cherished aunt of Susan Rosenstein Esser, Lynne Albright, and Neal Breit, M.D.  Funeral services will be held Thursday, February 25 at 1:30 p.m. in SHALOM MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 1100 New London Ave., Cranston.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to Home and Hospice Care of RI, 1085 North Main St., Providence, RI 02904.  Shiva will be observed at her late residence, 89 Preston Drive, Cranston, on Thursday, 6-8p.m.


  1. Maurice LaBelle
    Feb 24, 2016

    I am very very sorry to see the loss of Frances in this mornings paper. I didn’t realize she was that ill. If there are any words that I could share with you except I’m sorry is that knowing Frances the way I did She would say “”Norman , take care of yourself “”. ~~ may she rest in peace ~~. Maurice La Belle ( hairstylist at Hair 2 e Tanity )
    pS. Norman , I always enjoyed cutting her hair and yours , not only as customers but as friends and we had fun , that I’ll never forget.

  2. Tricia Stearly
    Feb 24, 2016

    Barbara please accept my deepest condolences at the loss of your mother. Tricia

  3. Elaine Buckler
    Feb 24, 2016

    I am truly sorry to hear of Francees’s passing. My sincere condolences to the family.

  4. Maryanne Greco Turner
    Feb 25, 2016

    Barbara, my deepest sympathy to you and your family. Keep your memories close. She will always be with you.

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