Bernice Karten-Cohen

DATELINE: Cranston

Karten-Cohen, Bernice, 92, died Saturday, April 26, 2014 at Steere House.  She was the beloved wife of the late Reuben Karten and the late Gerald Cohen.  Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Charles and Gussie (Pell) Berson, she had lived in Providence, previously living in Cranston.  She was Vice President of New England Jewelry in Providence for 35 years, retiring in 1978.  Bernice was a member of Hadassah, Miriam Hospital Women’s Association, the former Jewish Home for the Aged Women’s Auxiliary, and was a former member of Temple Torat Yisrael.  Devoted mother of Clifford Karten and his wife, Vicki, of Barrington and Karen Karten of Warwick.  Step-mother of Wendy Moscovitz of West Greenwich and Debbie Tresvont of Portsmouth.  Dear sister of the late Gertrude Anapol, Philip and Abraham Berson.  Loving grandmother of Max and the late Benjamin Karten.  Step-grandmother of Jennifer, Jamie, and Nicole.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday 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 Providence Animal Rescue League, 34 Elbow St., Providence, RI 02903.  Shiva will be Private.


  1. gwen
    Apr 28, 2014

    I am so very sorry for your loss. May your many fine memories of her bring you comfort during this difficult time.. Our loving heavenly Father is the God of all comfort and if you allow him, he can and will help you to endure because he cares for you. (1 Peter 5:7)

  2. Richard Wilkes
    Apr 28, 2014

    I am very sorry for your loss.

    Rick Wilkes (Jack’s son)

  3. Sharlene Lundy
    Nov 22, 2014

    Just found out. Now living in Florida. My deepest sympathy for your loss. Bernice will be greatly missed.

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