Helen Lehrer

DATELINE: Cranston

Lehrer, Helen R., 93, died Saturday, May 30, 2015 at Kent Hospital. She was the beloved wife of the late Saul Lehrer. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Samuel and Edith (Silberman) Resnick, she had lived in Cranston for over 20 years, previously living in Providence. Helen worked for the State of RI Governor’s Office & Department of Administration for over 25 years. She was a member of Temple Emanu-El, a lifemember of Hadassah, and a Silverlife Master of duplicate Bridge. Devoted mother of Stephen Lehrer and his wife, Freda, of Cranston and Joanne Lehrer and her husband, Steven Chianesi, of Cranston. Dear sister of Albert Resnick of Cranston, Leon Resnick of AZ, Frank Resnick of Cranston, and the late Anne Steingold. Loving grandmother of Christopher, Jennifer, Matthew, Stacey, and Andrew and his wife, Jia. Funeral services will be held Monday, June 1st 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 your favorite charity. Shiva will be observed at Tamarisk, 3 Shalom Dr., Warwick, Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.


  1. Dee and Bob Kolb
    Jun 1, 2015

    To all the Lehrer and Chianesi families we offer our deepest sympathy. Know that each of you are surrounded with love and may happy memories bring you comfort. Dee and Bob Kolb

  2. Al
    Jun 1, 2015

    I was sorry to hear of your loss. Take solace in knowing you were able to share a lifetime together. She must have been special to have as great a son as you.

    My thoughts are with you these next few days.

    Most sincerely,


  3. Mark & Kathy Dunphy
    Jun 1, 2015

    Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time

    Mark & Kathi Dunphy

  4. Peggy Farrish
    Jun 1, 2015


    I’m so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. You took such good care of her. I know you’ll miss her everyday, but surely she’s in a better place now.


  5. Pat Garganese
    Jun 1, 2015

    Joanne: my sincere condolences on the passing of your Mom. You are in my thoughts.

  6. Diane and Arthur Newman
    Jun 1, 2015

    Our deepest sympathy to the entire family,
    Diane and Arthur Newman and Family

  7. Mike Bernstein
    Jun 1, 2015

    A number of years ago as a former state employee union leader I had the pleasure to work with Helen. I will always remember her as a dedicated professional and a wonderful person. To Joanne, Steve, and family, my sincere condolences on her passing.

  8. Martha E Tisdell
    Jun 2, 2015

    Steve, I was sad to hear of the loss of your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you,
    Martha Tisdell

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