Frances Priest


Priest, Frances, 92, died Friday, March 7, 2014 at Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center.  She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph Priest.  Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Samuel and Sadie (Goldstein) Bander, she had lived most of her life in Cranston, the last 5 years at Tamarisk in Warwick.  Devoted mother of Sandra Maldavir, and Henry Priest and his wife, Kathleen, all of Cranston.  Dear sister of Sydney Bander of Boynton Beach, FL.  Loving grandmother of Mindy Halpern and her husband, Gary, Jeffrey Maldavir and his wife, Lori, Zachary Priest, and Alexander Priest.  Cherished great-grandmother of Jamie and Emily Halpern and Shelby and Jack Maldavir.  Funeral services will be held Monday at 10:00 a.m. in Temple Sinai, 30 Hagen Ave., Cranston, RI 02920.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to Temple Sinai.  Shiva will be observed at 88 Mount View Dr., Cranston, Mon. 7-9 and Tues. 2-4 & 7-9 p.m.


  1. Sue Rabinowitz
    Mar 9, 2014

    Fran was a triune lady. Loving her family, she was a devoted Mother and dedicated grandmother who will be missed by everyone who kne her
    Our thoughts and prayers to a L&L of you
    Susette +Warren Rabinowitz

  2. Mario bucacci pezzullo
    Mar 11, 2014

    Dear Sandra and Hank, I am so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Your mom was such a lady; every time your mom came into the salon, she looked so refined. ……from head to toe…..dressed impeccably……make up perfect……and great conversation. She will always be remembered and in my prayers. Please accept my condolences. Mario Bucacci Pezzullo ( Bucarr’s)

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