Rachel Ellen Kaplan


Kaplan, Rachel “Ellen”, 68, of Sparrow Point, died Monday, January 30, 2017 at Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Joseph and Blanche (French) Greenless, she was a longtime resident of Warwick. Ellen was an active member of Temple Sinai and its Sisterhood, serving as a past president, as well as teaching Sunday and Hebrew Schools. Devoted mother of Michelle Fallon and her husband, Michael, of Exeter and Erin Miskimins and her husband, Kevin, of Cape Coral, FL.  Dear sister of Joseph “Jay” Greenless and his wife, MJ, James Greenless and his wife, Laurie, and Alice Rogers and her late husband, Richard. Loving grandmother of Kelsey and Kendall. Funeral services will be held Wednesday 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 Temple Sinai, 30 Hagen Ave., Cranston, RI 02920.  Shiva will be private.


  1. Anna Trandicosta
    Jan 31, 2017

    Ellen, I already miss you too much. I am so sorry you had all that pain. You daily candle will still go on every day as long as I am able. Thank you so much for your friendship and our times together.

  2. Janet Galloway
    Feb 1, 2017

    Dear Alice, Cuz, and Jimmy,
    Very sorry to hear that Ellen has passed away. Hopefully many happy memories will help you through this difficult time. If I weren’t in Florida, I certainly would deliver my sympathies to you in person.

  3. lori wulff
    Feb 1, 2017

    Auntie Ellen i miss you and I am happy of time we just spent together. I know you are now out of pain and with the angels. I love you auntie. I couldnt have asked for a better godmother.

  4. Nancy Lane-Bates
    Feb 1, 2017

    Ellen, thank you for being my friend. It is too bad that Illness brought us together. We did complain together well. I will truly miss our midnight what ever.
    Miss you,

  5. Donna Centracchio
    Feb 3, 2017

    Many years since the theatre days when I last saw Ellen. Always enjoyed our chats…she could brighten the day.
    My condolences to her daughters and brothers.

  6. Mary Phelps
    Feb 4, 2017

    Dear Family, Ellen and I were neighbors here at Sparrows Point III. She will be dearly missed here.

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