Miriam Rusnak


Rusnak, Miriam, 81, died Thursday, May 17, 2018 at Rhode Island Hospital. She was the beloved wife of Paul Rusnak for 33 years. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late William and Bessie (Mendelson) Lett, she was a lifelong resident of Cranston.  She was a waitress at the former Vincent Marcello’s and Quick Stop, retiring in 1994. Miriam was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. Devoted mother of Donna Murray of Cranston and David Clark of Orlando, FL. Dear sister of the late Mildred Fain. Loving grandmother of Wayne, Terrance, Carl, Thomas and Michelle. Cherished great grandmother of six. 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 American Diabetes Association, 260 Cochituate Road, #200, Framingham, MA 01701.  Shiva will be private.


  1. Reception @ CedarCrest
    May 21, 2018

    To the Rusnak Family,

    We wish to express our DEEPEST SYMPATHY on the passing
    of Miriam. Not a day goes by without us thinking of her uplifting presence and colorful outfits….she was a ray of sunshine for us. May she rest in eternal peace .
    The Reception Staff at The Cedars.

  2. Tarra
    May 21, 2018

    My heart aches for your entire family as you each grieve .Our family’s thoughts are on yours and we are praying you each feel comforted by the outpouring of love and support from those around you, as well as courage to face the days ahead. I know you each have an endless amount of loving memories to hold in your heart. Miriam was a wonderful person with an infectious laugh and I know she will be truly missed by many.

  3. Ingrid
    May 23, 2018

    My deepest sympathy to Miriam’s entire family. She brightened my day with a smile & laugh, She brought sunshine to the lives of many. May you find peace in knowing she is now an Angel to watch over you, With Sympathy,
    Ingrid Johnson

  4. Kathleen Johnson
    Sep 20, 2018

    Our Deepest Sympathy goes out to the family.

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