Beatrice K. Hohenemser

Dateline: Providence

Hohenemser, Beatrice K., 89, of Providence, RI died on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at the Greenville Nursing Center, lovingly surrounded by all her family.

Beatrice was the beloved wife of the late Manfred Hohenemser. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Eva (Pickar) Knopow. She was a resident of the East Side of Providence for 68 years, as well as a resident of the City of Warwick, living at Wethersfield Commons for 20 years.

Ms. Hohenemser was the owner of Southern Textile located on South Main Street, Providence; Beatrice was a bookkeeper for the Department of the Navy, Quonset Naval Base, North Kingstown, RI; as well as the co-owner of Twin Vending Service Co., with her husband, Manfred, for 33 years, from which she retired in August 1986.

Beatrice was a graduate of Hope High School, Class of 1942. She was a former member of Temple Emanu-El and its sisterhood. She was a member of B’Nai Brith, Hadassah, and the Cranston Senior Guild. Beatrice was a “state-wide” Weight Watcher Lecturer in RI in the 1970’s, known for classes with no less than 100 people in each class. Beatrice also was a volunteer at the Miriam Hospital Emergency Room, working with stroke victims.

Devoted mother of Robyn Hohenemser-Golden and husband Jeffrey of Cranston, Brina Herskovits and husband Zvi, of East Brunswick, NJ, and Marsha Addessi and husband Frank of Cranston. Beatrice was the dear sister of the late Ruth Rosen and Roselyn Hope Knopow. Beatrice was the loving grandmother of Chavi, Julia, Erica, Maya, Michelle, Eli, and Ashley and seven cherished great grandchildren: Shua, Moshe, Naftali, Leah, Penina, Adina, and Chaim.

Funeral service will be held on Friday, March 7, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at Temple Sinai, 30 Hagen Avenue, Cranston, RI. Shiva will be observed at the Providence Marriott Hotel, Lincoln Room, 1 Orms Street, Providence, RI on Sunday, March 9, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Shiva Minyon will be held at 6:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Beatrice’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s CURE Foundation, Inc. P.O. Box 2543, Providence, RI or Please note: Daughter Marsha Addessi will be sitting Shiva privately.


  1. Louis Rainone
    Mar 6, 2014

    Robyn sorry for your loss.

    The Rainone Family

  2. Lori Brothers
    Mar 6, 2014

    I wish to express my sincere condolences to the family for the loss of their beloved Beatrice. To Robyn, Marsha and Brina, may you find the comfort in knowing your mother is at peace. She will be missed by all of us here at Greenville Center.

  3. Bill & Harriett Frank
    Mar 6, 2014

    Dear Robyn,
    Bill and I were very sad to hear of your Mother`s passing.
    She was a real treasure and your wonderful memories of her will always be with you. She was very fortunate to have such a caring daughter . We extend our deepest sympathy to you and your family.
    Bill & Harriett Frank

    • Marcia Reback
      Mar 7, 2014

      Robyn: My deepest sympathies. Your mom is now in a better place with your dad. I know how much she means to you and that you also know that she knew you at the end. Love, Marcia

  4. Tema Nemtzow
    Mar 6, 2014

    Robin, Brina, and Marsha, My sympathies to you during this time of loss. May her memory be for a blessing.


  5. Paul Principe
    Mar 6, 2014

    Robin and family,so sorry for your loss, Your mom was a wonderful person,She is at peace now.Remember ALL THE GOOD TIMES.

  6. Pam Schiff
    Mar 7, 2014

    Dear Marsha and family,

    So sorry for your loss. I hope wonderful memories of your beloved Mother and Grandmother bring a small comfort during this difficult time.
    May her memory be for a blessing.

  7. Amy Nachbar
    Mar 7, 2014

    To my extended family, the Hohenemsers,
    What can I say about my Aunt Bea? She was a loving caring incredible human being with a heart of gold. Your mom always made me feel like a fourth daughter and she made sure to tell me that every time that she saw me. I’ll never forget the tuna fish and apples for lunch when we were in elementary school. I’m so sad for all of you. May all the loving memories and laughter you shared stay with you. I love you all very very much. Amy

  8. Carol& Alan Friednan
    Mar 7, 2014

    Dear Robyn , Marsha & Brina,
    Alan & I were sad to hear about the passing of your Mom.
    I know it’s a very difficult time for you and your family. Please keep all those wonderful memories that you have shared with her close to your heart.
    I’m so sorry Alan & I could not attend the funeral as you know we are both traveling .

    Love ,
    Carol. & Alan

  9. gwen
    Mar 7, 2014

    I am so sorry for you loss. May you too look forward to the day when our loving Creator will reverse the pain and suffering we experience as a result of sickness with the eventuality of losing our loved one. In the meantime, please be assured that our loving father will help you to endure the burden of your aches and pains because he cares for you 91 Peter 5:7)

  10. Paula Joel
    Mar 7, 2014

    Dearest Robin, Marsha and Brina,
    We are sending our most sincere and heartfelt condolences to you. Please know that many others are adding their strength to yours during this very difficult time. Wishing you peace, strength and courage.
    We love you,
    Paula, Jonathan and Andrew

  11. Lillian Lewis
    Mar 8, 2014

    Dear Hohenemser family,
    I remember your mother so well, and I am so deeply sorry to hear of her passing. My deepest condolences to all of you.

  12. rhoda broomfield
    Mar 9, 2014

    dear robin, please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of your mother. you were a loving daughter to your special mother. my thoughts are with you and jeff and family.

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