Beatrice Yanku


Yanku, Beatrice, 95, died Sunday, April 25, 2021 at Steere House. She was the beloved wife of the late Victor Yanku. Born in Fall River, MA, a daughter of the late Harry and Ida (Kaplan) Ziman, she had lived in Warwick for 6 years, previously living in Cranston.

Devoted mother of Francine Phaneuf and her husband, Walter, of West Warwick, Ronald Yanku and his wife, Sharon, of Cranston and Steven Yanku of Charlotte, NC. Dear sister of the late Jordan Ziman, Fred Ziman and Evelyn Friedman.  Loving grandmother of Nathan, Kenneth, Amy, Robert, Ilana and Lauren. Cherished great grandmother of Nathan, Kaeden, Natalie, Ryan and Theo.

Funeral services and Shiva will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to Steere House, Employees Appreciation Fund, 100 Borden Street, Providence, RI 02903.


  1. Mary carey
    Apr 27, 2021

    Fran my deepest sympathy to you and family.

  2. Sheila Land
    Apr 27, 2021

    Dear Fran,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I seems as though your mom led a long and fruitful life. Remember all the happy times.

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