Raylah “GG” Weinstein

Dateline: Cranston

WEINSTEIN, Raylah “GG”, 82, formerly of Fall River, MA, and Narragansett, died after a brief illness January 21, 2017, with her loving family at her bedside. She was the beloved wife of Lewis “GZ” Weinstein for 64 years.

Born in Brooklyn, NY and raised in Fall River, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Sarah (Seigle) Reitzas. She was the sister of the late Carol Wiesel (Reitzas) and her late husband Harold. She was a graduate of Durfee High School, Class of 1952.

Raylah is survived by her devoted children, Nancy Mills and her husband, David, of Cranston, Steve Weinstein and his wife, Denise, of Cranston, and Bruce Weinstein and his wife, Lynn, of Cranston. She was the cherished grandmother of Jamie McKenzie and her husband, Kenneth, Allison McEntee and her husband, Todd, Daniel Mills and his wife, Sasha, Jonathan Weinstein, Brian Weinstein, and Jeffrey Weinstein. She was the proud great grandmother of Colin McKenzie, Ethan McKenzie, Lillian McEntee, and Amelia McEntee.  Mrs. Weinstein enjoyed her time most with her family and many friends at her home in Narragansett and traveling with her husband.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 12:30 p.m. in SHALOM MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 1100 New London Ave., Cranston. Shiva will be observed at the home of Bruce and Lynn Weinstein, 185 East Hill Drive, Cranston, Monday 7-9 and Tuesday 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to Miriam Hospital, 164 Summit Ave., Providence, RI 02906. For online condolences, please visit ShalomMemorialChapel.com.


  1. Barbara Merman
    Jan 21, 2017

    My love and condolences to Lou,Nancy,Steve, and Bruce and the families! Raylah was a great wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother to you all. She took such great pleasure and pride in all of you. I had the fun and happiness to have known her all these years!

    Please accept my sympathies!

    With love, Aunt Barbara

    • Nancy Mills
      Jan 23, 2017

      Thanks Barbara,

      She had an awful struggle for the last 2 weeks at the Miriam Hospital and we are greatly relieved she does not have to go through that anymore.

  2. Scott Weinstein
    Jan 22, 2017

    I have such great memories of Raylah. She had so much moxie, spoke her mind – a real straight shooter, and was a lot of fun to yak with. I hope you remember her wonderful qualities forever. My heart goes out to Uncle Lew, my cousins Nancy, Steve and Bruce , and the rest of her family and her friends. \

    Lots of love,
    Cousin Scott

    • Nancy Mills
      Jan 23, 2017

      Thank you Scott for your very kind words about my mother. Her struggle was so hard for her and for us to watch. We’re all greatly relieved she does not have to endure this pain anymore.


  3. Dennis Roach
    Jan 22, 2017

    Lew, Bruce, Steve and family..l’m so sorry to hear of you loss. May God bless.

  4. Shirley and Carl Karp
    Jan 22, 2017

    We will truly miss the beautiful Rayla. Our condolences to you, Lew and your wonderful family.

  5. joyce falcofsky
    Jan 22, 2017

    So very sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you.

  6. Rob and Lisa DiIorio
    Jan 22, 2017

    To Steve, Brian and family,
    We wish to extend our sympathies on the loss of your loved one. May your memories and faith help you during this difficult time.
    Rob and Lisa DiIorio

  7. esta/paul avedisian
    Jan 22, 2017

    Lou, and family, so sorry for your loss. Raylah was as beautiful inside as she was outside. We will miss her smile and her company. Going to Applebees on Monday nights will not be the same.
    Hope the wonderful memories will guide you through this difficult time.

    Esta & Paul

  8. Beverly and Ray Paris
    Jan 22, 2017

    Dear Lew and Family,
    We are very sad to hear about the Los
    Of our long and DEAR FRIEND RAYLAH.
    May God give you all the strength you need to
    get through this hard time. She will be sorely
    Love, Bev and Ray Paris

  9. Vincent D'Adamo
    Jan 23, 2017

    Dear Louie, I would like to express my sincere condolences on the loss of your wife Raylah. Thinking of you at this most difficult time. Sincerely, Vinnie D’Adamo

  10. Bill Feldman
    Jan 24, 2017

    Dear Nancy,

    Gail and I were so sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. It was always my pleasure to have the opportunity to speak with your mom whether it was at the beach or where ever we saw each other. Your mom was a wonderful person.
    Our sincere condolences to you, David and the rest of your family.

    Billy Feldman

  11. Linda Gershon
    Jan 24, 2017

    I am so very sorry for your loss. My mom, Harriett Koslow, and I were happy to have such a fun lunch with her and her family this past year.
    I know she will be missed very much.

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