Lenore D. Cerel


Cerel, Lenore D., 80, died Sunday, September 24, 2017 at Rhode Island Hospital. She was the beloved wife of the late Joel Cerel for 60 years. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Jack and Shirley (Botvin) White, she was a longtime resident of Cranston. During the holiday season, she worked with her husband at his store, Cerel’s Jewelers, for 50 years. Lenore was active in the Miriam Hospital Women’s Association. She was devoted to her family, especially her grandchildren.  Lenore was also an artist, creating beautiful acrylic paintings for her home. Loving mother of Robin Rittenberg of Cranston and Jacalyn Shaulson of Stanford, CT. Dear sister of Zina Davis (Jeffrey) of New York, NY. Adored mimi of Jonathan (Amit), Samuel, and Jake Rittenberg, Misty and Lainey Sidell. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. in Lincoln Park Cemetery, 1469 Post Road, Warwick. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to Hope Hospice & Palliative Care, 1085 N. Main St., Providence, RI 02904.  Shiva will be observed at 40 Sachem Drive, #101, Cranston on Wednesday from 6-8 p.m.


  1. David Fixler
    Sep 26, 2017

    Dear Robin, Jackie and family:
    I am so sad to hear about the loss of your Mom. I always enjoyed spending time with her, and I have fond memories of her kindness and love for family. I always enjoyed speaking with her at the Building when I would visit my Dad. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you, and may your mother’s memory be a blessing.


  2. Lori Strauss Smith
    Sep 26, 2017

    Robin, I am so sorry for your loss. I have such fond childhood memories of your Mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you…

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