Carol A. Idlis

DATELINE: Cranston, RI

Idlis, Carol A., 84, died Saturday, April 21, 2018 at St. Elizabeth Home. She was the beloved wife of the late George Idlis for 50 years and best friend of Marshall I. Silverman of Worcester. Born in Worcester, MA, a daughter of the late Bennett and Frances (Berkowitz) Siegal, she had lived in Cranston for 48 years, previously living in MA. She taught preschool at the Cranston YMCA for almost 30 years. Carol was a Lifemember of Hadassah and Jewish Healthcare of Worcester. Devoted mother of Michael Idlis of Jupiter, FL, Bonnie Arky and her husband, Steve, of Acton, MA, and Amy Misbin and her husband, Barry, of Cranston, RI. Dear sister of Sylvia Kahn of Midlothian, VA. Loving grandmother of Ben and his wife, Zehava, Matthew and his wife, Kelly, Jesse, Aaron, and Sophie. Adored great grandmother of Mendel. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. in SHALOM MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 1100 New London Ave., Cranston. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to Spondylitis Association of America, 16360 Roscoe Blvd. Ste. 100, Van Nuys, CA 91406 or the charity of your choice.  Shiva will be observed at 23 Sachem Dr., Cranston, Wednesday, 2-8 p.m.


  1. Herma Levine
    Apr 23, 2018

    My sincerest condolences to the entire Idlis family on the loss of a wonderful mother, grandmother, great grandmother and a true and beautiful friend. She will be missed dearly.

  2. Michael Levine
    Apr 23, 2018

    My deepest condolences to the Idlis family on the loss of a sweet and beautiful person.

  3. Bette pitchon
    Apr 23, 2018

    Amy and family: was so sorry to hear about y our dear mother

  4. Ann & John O'Leary
    Apr 24, 2018

    We are so sorry for the loss of Carol. We were blessed to have our daughters cared for by her the Cranston YMCA. She leaves a wonderful legacy in her family and the children she has cared.
    May happy memories help to reduce the sadness you are now experiencing.

  5. Wendy & Mitchell Alkins
    Apr 24, 2018

    We are so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Keeping you & your Family in our thoughts at this time.

  6. Phyllis B. Solod
    Apr 24, 2018

    Sorry to learn if your loss. Your mom was my YJ Leader in
    Worcester many years ago. She was a lovely person. I’m sure
    you will have many wonderful memories to remember for a long time.

  7. Marilyn Nameika Verma
    Apr 25, 2018

    Bonnie, Thinking of you and your family, wishing you hope in the midst of sorrow over the loss of your lovely mom; I know she will always be in your heart.

  8. Pat Thomas
    Apr 26, 2018

    My condolences to the family of ‘Mrs. Idlis”. She was the pre-school teacher of my twins Rodney and Julie Thomas who were blessed to be guided by her in their early learning.

  9. Lori Smith
    Apr 26, 2018

    So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. I have such fond memories of her when I was a child . Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. May your memories be a source of comfort .

  10. Cindy summer
    May 1, 2018

    I was so saddened to hear of Carol’s passing especially so soon after my dad’s. I would have come to the shiva, but we were out of town. My parents adored Carol and George. They are all together once again.
    My condolences to all of you. Cindy

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