Jenny Spater


Spater, Jenny, 85, of Sun City Center, FL, formerly Warwick, RI died Thursday, December 1, 2016 at home. She was the beloved wife of Albert Spater for 58 years. Born in Manila, Philippines, the daughter of the late Eliyahu Ben Levy Hanna of Izmir, Turkey and Regina (Gadol) Cohen Hanna of Port Said, Egypt.  As husband and wife business partners and interior designer, they owned Trends Decorators and Spater’s Department Store for over 35 years. Jenny graduated from Assumption Convent in the Philippines in 1949 and received a degree in business with high honors.  Devoted mother of Ed Spater of East Brookfield, MA and Shirley Spater Freedman of Providence.  Dear sister of the late Levy Hanna and aunt to Elliot Hanna. Loving grandmother of Chloe and Isabel Spater. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel at Lincoln Park Cemetery, 1469 Post Road, Warwick. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the Jewish National Fund,  Shiva will be observed at 35 Scott Street, Pawtucket on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday 7-9 p.m.


  1. Ellen Gourse
    Dec 2, 2016


    I am sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Ellen Gourse

  2. Ellen
    Dec 3, 2016

    My very deepest condolences. She was very sweet and wonderful lady.

    HaMakom yenachem et’chem b’toch shar avay’lay Tzion vee’Yerushalayim!
    May God comfort your family among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem!

  3. shirley and carl karp
    Dec 3, 2016

    we are so sorry to hear of your moms passing she has been so ill for so long we hope that she is finally without pain

  4. Ronald Ronzio
    Dec 3, 2016

    My sincere condolences.

  5. Cheryl Horowitz Adessi
    Dec 3, 2016

    My condolences to the Spater family. May her memory be a blessing.

  6. Frank Connor
    Dec 5, 2016

    My sincere condolences on your Mom’s passing. Hope all is well with you.

  7. Danae' Russo
    Dec 5, 2016

    My sincere condolences to you, Dr. Spater, and your family. You are in my thoughts.

  8. Denise Glickman
    Dec 8, 2016

    I am so sorry for your loss. My sincere condolences. Shirley your mother was a very special woman and I was blessed to have known her. I send lots of love and prayers for peace to you and your family.

  9. Diane West
    Sep 17, 2017

    Shirley & Ed,

    I just found out about your mom’s passing and I’m heartbroken.

    She was my “other mom”, my walking partner and such a very special person that I loved.

    My thoughts, prayers and love are with all of you.

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