Kantrowitz-Prosnitz, Beverly

Beverly Faye Kantrowitz-Prosnitz, 75, who distinguished herself as “a champion for people,” according to a prominent community leader, passed away at the Kent Hospital on Monday, July 25, 2022, with her loving husband by her side.

Born and raised in Cranston, she was the daughter of the late Morris and Naomi (Gladstone) Kantrowitz. She graduated from Cranston (East) High School in 1965. She was the beloved wife of Franklin Prosnitz for more than thirty-one years.

In her four-year battle with cancer, she demonstrated incredible courage, strength, and determination, maintaining an amazing positive attitude. She loved her ‘60’s music, but also acquiesced to her husband’s devotion to jazz, attending the Newport Jazz Festival for many years.

She held life dear, something to be cherished, and never squandered. And Beverly loved people, serving in jobs and on boards that promoted the welfare of individuals. She valued friendships and family, and was a blood donor, proud when she joined the gallon plus club.

Throughout her adult life she served on non-profit boards, supported charitable organizations, worked in healthcare, Jewish philanthropy, labor, and most recently, for well over 20 years, as office manager of the East Greenwich Chamber of Commerce, retiring in 2018.

At the chamber she became well-known among all the area’s businesses, helping facilitate a number of events, and often serving as the liaison between local businesses and the chamber. She was beloved by many in the area’s business community. As a young woman, she worked for Rhode Island Hospital, the National Education Association, and for many years the Jewish Federation.

She lived in Warwick for more than twenty years, serving as volunteer coordinator for the Greenwich Odeum, volunteering with the American Heart Association, and serving on the board of Temple Torat Yisrael, where she also served with the Chaver (caring) committee. She and her husband later joined the Temple Beth David Congregation.

Beverly was a dedicated stepmother to Frank’s two children, and she loved them as if they were her own, her memory lives on with them, Brian and his wife Katelyn Prosnitz of Lincoln, and Sandra Prosnitz and her wife, Nancy Turcotte of Savannah, GA. She was the dear sister of Marty, and his wife, Min Kantrowitz of Albuquerque, NM. The proud and loving grandmother of Addison and Zachary.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 28, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at Temple Sinai, 30 Hagen Ave., Cranston, RI 02920.

To view the recorded service, please Click Here. We apologize for the quality of the audio, there was an unforeseen complication with the sound system at the location of the service.

Shiva will be observed Thursday evening, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.; Friday afternoon, 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.; Saturday evening, 7:00 p.m-9:00 p.m.; and Sunday afternoon, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., and evening, 7-9 at her late residence, 350 Red Chimney Drive in Warwick.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 931 Jefferson Blvd STE 3004, Warwick, RI 02886, or Congregation Beth David,102 Kingstown Road, Narragansett, RI 02882.




  1. Alan and Anita Olinsky
    Jul 26, 2022


    Our most sincere condolences! We recall many Temple events and lovely dinners that we shared with you and Beverly. Please let us know if we can help in any way.

    Alan and Anita

  2. Lori Prosnitz
    Jul 26, 2022

    Dear Frank,
    We are so sorry for your huge loss. Beverly was a friendly, sweet woman. It was always a joy to be with her. She will be greatly missed. Love, Lori and David Prosnitz

  3. Carol Young
    Jul 26, 2022

    Frank –
    I am so very sorry to hear of Beverly’s passing. She was a lovely woman.

  4. Payden
    Jul 26, 2022


    So sorry to hear of your loss. Beverly always put a smile on my face whenever I saw her!


  5. Lynda Peters
    Jul 26, 2022

    My dear Frank
    I am so sorry to hear of Beverly’s passing. Sincere condolences to You, your children & family, and all who knew her. She truly was a kind, sweet person. God Bless you.
    Ryan sends his condolences too.

  6. Fredda Yarlas
    Jul 26, 2022

    Dear Frank,

    Stuart and I are so sorry to learn of Bev’s passing.

    I have known Bev since we were young children playing ball in the adjoining backyard of our families’ businesses. We spent many hours together with Marty and my brother, Jordy. In later years whenever I would meet Bev, she was always so warm and sweet.

    She was such a wonderful person. How fortunate you were to share 31 years with her. May her memory be a blessing.


  7. Susan Hilton & Nick Papanicolaou
    Jul 26, 2022

    Dearest Frank,
    We are so sorry to hear of Bev’s passing. She was a warm, giving, gentle person, with a marvelous sense of humor, and a true friend. We will always remember the great times we had together.
    Sue and Nick

  8. Karen McAninch and Steve Markovitz
    Jul 26, 2022

    Frank, our sincere condolences on your loss. So many wonderful memories of our times together at the Paw Sox games! May her memory be for a blessing.

    Jul 27, 2022

    Frank I am sorry to find out about Beverly’s passing. my thoughts are with you in your time of grief.

  10. Allan Petteruto
    Jul 27, 2022

    Dear Frank, I am very sorry to hear of your wife’s passing. I offer my sincerest condolences and sympathy. Take care…Allan

  11. Joan Piccardi
    Jul 27, 2022

    I am very sorry for the loss of Bev. When we would get together, she would make me feel like we were “best friends forever,” – that was her.

  12. Linda Batura
    Jul 27, 2022

    I can’t tell you how sad I was hearing about Bev’s passing. She was such a good friend for so many years. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this awful time. She fought so hard and long to stay with you as long as she could. So many times she told me, you were the love of her life. Rest in peace my friend, until we meet again.

  13. Gail Antonucci
    Jul 27, 2022

    Please accept my sincere condolences. Heaven has gained an amazing Angel. May the wonderful memories you have of her give you comfort at this sad time . Fly with the. Angels Bev . You will be missed by many .❤️

    Jul 27, 2022

    I am so sorry for your loss my deepest condolences to the family

  15. The Seifert’s
    Jul 27, 2022

    Our deepest sympathies, love and prayers to Frank and family.
    It was a pleasure and a blessing knowing Beverly. She is the sweetest, kindest lady ever and will definitely live on in every heart she touched. That’s endless!
    Thankful beyond words to call her one of the greatest friends to my son and our entire family. Till we meet again, Bev you will be missed!

  16. Craig Levinsohn
    Jul 28, 2022


    I am terribly saddened by this news. Beverly was always so kind and welcoming toward me and Iris. Condolences to the entire family. Stay strong. I’ll see you soon. Love, Craig, Daniel and Kyle.

  17. Abby
    Jul 30, 2022

    I enjoyed many pleasant hours of conversation with Bev when we worked in neighboring offices in East Greenwich. She was an honest, real, engaging person who loved and invested in people. She was fun to talk to, I learned a lot from her and after that experience she always felt like a friend. I’m sorry she’s gone. I was looking forward to reconnecting with her again and now it’s too late for that. My thoughts are with her devoted husband who took incredible care of her every day. He is an amazing person.

  18. Pat and Art Jaehnig
    Jul 30, 2022

    So sorry to hear this. May her memory be for a blessing…

  19. Pat and Art Jaehnig
    Jul 30, 2022

    So sorry to hear this. May her memory be for a blessing…

  20. Beverly Mann-Paris
    Jul 30, 2022

    Dear Frank and family, I was so shocked to hear about Bev’s Passing. I knew Bev when her parents had a store on Rolfe Street.
    She was so sweet. She always had a smile. We worked together when Temple Beth Torah was on Park Avenue. May her Memories Be A Blessing. I will try to come to Shiva on Sunday. I feel so bad.
    Bev Mann-Paris

  21. Beverly Mann-Paris
    Aug 5, 2022

    Hi Frank, I am so happy I could pay a Shiva call for Bev. I hope
    you are getting back to some normalcy. You had a tough 4 years.
    Reach out to friends when you need to. People care and we all loved Bev.
    Beverly Mann-Paris

  22. Marcy&Ron Sohn
    Aug 12, 2022

    Dear Frank and family,
    We are saddened by your loss of Beverly. Long distant arms around you.
    Marcy and Ron

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