Bernard Raisman

Dateline: Worcester, MA

Raisman, Bernard, 81, of Blaire House, died Thursday, June 27, 2013, at Blaire House. Born in Framingham, MA, a son of the late Milton and Lee (Shapiro) Raisman, he had lived in Worcester for 2 years, previously residing in Rhode Island and Mexico. He was the owner and founder of Product Design and Sales Corp. since 1975, retiring in 1993. Devoted father of Greg Raisman and his wife Beth of Portland, OR, Lisa Sacks and her husband Stephen of Millbury, MA, Kim Ellery and her husband Michael of East Greenwich and Karen Raisman and her partner, Louie Barbato, of West Warwick. Dear brother of the late Gary Zarchen and Nancy Zarchen. Loving grandfather of Danielle, Derek, Alicia, Megan and Rachel. Cherished great grandfather of Robbie. He leaves his former wife Harie (Ross) Raisman of West Warwick. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. in SHALOM MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 1100 New London Ave., Cranston. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 245 Waterman St., Providence, RI 02906. Shiva will be observed at the home of Lisa and Stephen Sacks, 9 LeBlank Drive, Millbury, MA 01527, Wednesday, 2-4 &7-9 p.m.


  1. Kim Ellery
    Jun 29, 2013

    Immediately following the services on Tuesday, we will be sitting Shiva at my home:
    4 Mulberry Ct.
    East Greenwich, RI 02818

    The family will take a break at 4:00, and will then resume Shiva from 7-9.

  2. Joe Cerrito
    Jul 1, 2013

    I’m very sad to hear of his passing. My memory of him is that he loved his family and was a dedicated and hard worker; a good role model. In some ways, I emulated him with my strong work ethic. He loved his games of golf and would even play with a snow cover on the ground using his orange golf balls. He always treated me fair and was there to assist if I needed it. Both he and Harie made visits to Karen and I while I was serving in the armed forces; Williams AFB, AZ and Torrejon AB, Spain. It was really nice to have them visit and we looked forward to it. A good man who was purpose driven…very sad to hear that he succumbed to such a ruthless and nondiscriminatory disease. He will surely be missed and thought of often.

    Joe Cerrito

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