Anita Stein


Stein, Anita, 95, of Wingate on the Eastside, died Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at home.  She was the beloved wife of the late Samuel Stein.  Born in Brighton, MA, a daughter of the late Louis and Annie Bernstein, she was a longtime resident of Providence. She was a salesperson at Susan’s Children’s Shop in Providence for 14 years.  Anita was a member of the first graduating class of Hope High School, Class of ’39, and served on most of the Class Reunion committees.  She was a member of Temple Emanu-El and it’s Leisure Club, a life member of Hadassah, the former Jewish Home for the Aged Women’s Association, and JSA Women’s Association.  Anita was also a member of the Miriam Hospital Women’s Auxiliary, Hebrew Free Loan Association and the Cranston Senior Guild. Devoted mother of Donna Stein Robinson and her husband, Andrew, of Keene, NH, Eric Stein and his wife, Dyann, of Fairfield, CT, and Bradley Stein and his wife, Deborah, of Norfolk, England.  Dear sister of Robert Bernstein of Tamarac, FL, and the late Samuel, Jack and George Bernstein and sister-in-law of Colleen Bernstein of Mannville.  Loving grandmother of Daniel, Adam, April, Benjamin, and Heather.  Cherished great-grandmother of Emelia, Sidney, Elise, Levi and Shoshana. Funeral services will be held Friday at 1:00 p.m. in SHALOM MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 1100 New London Ave., Cranston.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to Temple Emanu-El Leisure Club, 99 Taft Ave., Providence, RI 02906 or charity of your choice.  A family reception will be observed at Wingate on the Eastside, 1 Butler Ave., Providence on Friday from 4-7 p.m.


  1. Pat
    Dec 28, 2016

    Condolences to Donna,Eric,Brad and the entire family! Anita was a very sweet lady who I grew to love like family.May you rest in peace

  2. Fredda SAMDPERIL korbet
    Dec 29, 2016

    Dear Donna ,Eric and Brad
    I knew your Mom from growing up a few houses from you on Sessions St. Later in life I connected with her at Wingate where my mother in law resides at 95 almost 96 years.
    Your Mom although not well always had a nice word and smile each time we crossed paths. I would give her a peck on the cheek and she would always ask how I was. I know it was not easy for you having her at Wingate. She told me many times how precious you her family was to her. Donna and Eric coming down to be with her meant so much. Please accept my condolences. May this sweet women Rest In Peace.., Fredda Korber

  3. Melissa Mckinney
    Dec 29, 2016

    Sincere condolences from Mrs Claire Grauer and Melissa Mckinney. Anita will be greatly missed by her friends and extended family here at Wingate. Donna, Eric and Brad, may you all find comfort and peace knowing the many lives your mom has touched her time here at Wingate (Epoch).

  4. Jean Costa
    Dec 29, 2016

    Dear Donna, Eric and Bradly,
    My condolences on the passing of your mother. As the former admistrator of EPOCH on the East Side I met your mother several years before she moved in, when she attended our community marketing events. I recall her youthful appearance and sweet smile . Anita was very proud of all her children and was fortunate to have Donna and Eric’s frequent visits to the East Side.
    May memories of happy times bring you comfort.
    Jean Costa

  5. McLaughlin Family
    Dec 30, 2016

    Dear friends,
    We just learned of your Mom’s passing and wanted you to know our heart and prayers are with you all. Your Mom was a wonderful neighbor for so many years and a comfort to our Mom when they, again, became neighbors at Wingate.
    Our sympathies to all of you from all of us.
    The McLaughlin Family

  6. Mary Lou Wernig
    Dec 31, 2016

    Dear Eric, Donna and Bradley,
    I am so incredibly sad that Anita is gone and that I was away when she died. She was an amazing woman whom I loved dearly. She has been like a mother to me since she first befriended my dad at Epoch. I loved going to visit my dad because I know I would see your mom and she could always put me in a great mood. She seemed so young and full of life whenever I saw her. She always use to tell me that she was the luckiest woman in the world because she had the three greatest kids in the world, and she did!

  7. Ruth Wernig
    Jan 1, 2017

    I was so sad to hear of Anita’s passing. I had just seen her when I was home at Thanksgiving. She was as lovely as always. I also appreciated how nice she was to my Dad. She was a great woman. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

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