Beatrice G. Sydney


Sydney, Beatrice G., 102, died Wednesday, July 21, 2021, at Tamarisk Assisted Living Facility. She was the beloved wife of the late Albert Sydney, devoted mother of Roberta Sol (Richard) of New Fairfield, CT, dear sister of the late Abraham Ponce and Rose Holland, loving Baubie of Adam Sol (Rabbi Yael Splansky) and Rabbi Felicia Sol and cherished Bebe, great grandmother, of Avishai, Eli, Jesse, Aiden and Sivan.

Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Jacob and Anna (Golden) Ponce, Bea had lived the majority of her life in Cranston and was a Rhode Islander through and through. She was a former member of the Cranston Jewish Center and active in its Sisterhood.  Bea was also a member of Hadassah.  Most importantly, she was the fiercely loving and stylish matriarch of her family.

Funeral services will be held THURSDAY, July 22, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. in SHALOM MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 1100 New London Ave., Cranston.

To view a recording of the service, please Click Here.

Shiva will be observed at Tamarisk, 3 Shalom Drive, Warwick on Thursday 4-6 p.m. and at the home of Roberta and Richard Sol on Sunday-Tuesday 7-9 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the charity of your choice.


  1. Greta Lee and Don Splansky
    Jul 21, 2021

    Dear Roberta and Rich, You are in our thoughts at this sad time.
    May the love Bea lavished on everyone in your family stay with you and bring you a measure of comfort.
    Sent with our love for you,
    Greta Lee and Don

  2. Joel Westerman
    Jul 22, 2021

    Hi Roberta,
    Sorry about your loss. Your mother was always so nice and pleasant to me in her later years. She certainly had great longevity .

  3. Gertrude G Katz
    Jul 22, 2021

    I would like to express my deepest sympathy Roberta to you and your wonderful family. Very sorry for your loss.
    Trudy Katz

  4. Our hearts are with you. We send you our condolences for the loss you face now and hope she had the peaceful end she rehearsed so recently.

    She remained with you for a long time because of her vibrant, enduring spirit and sturdy constitution. That gave her a chance to spread her spirit over you, for you to absorb and drink in its grab at life. May we all learn from her pizzaz and vibrancy that life has so much to offer, and we should grab for it. And may all those delicious memories comfort and nourish you.

  5. Thinking of you at this time . Sending all our love. May Mom’s memory be for a blessing.

  6. Linda Gershon
    Jul 22, 2021

    I am very sorry for your loss. My mom was a good friend of Bea. Harriett Koslow played many a hand of mahj jong with her. I am sure she will be missed terribly.
    Linda Gershon

  7. Phyllis B. Solod
    Jul 22, 2021

    Dear Family,
    Bea always looked her best. She always had a smile. Bea was one of my Bingo players at Tamerisk for several years. May her memory be a blessing. Remember the good times at this time.
    Phyllis B. Solod

    Jul 24, 2021

    Roberta & Richard:
    I am so sorry for the loss of your Mom. She was a pleasure to know & take care of, I’m glad we could bring her home.
    I will miss her sense of humor, her blue eyeshadow & nail polish. She had her own style of fashion. A beautiful lady & will be dearly missed.
    Best regards,
    Susan Datta, RN
    Wellness Nurse
    Tamarisk Assisted Living

  9. Sabrina Fonseca
    Jul 26, 2021

    Sending my condolences to your family. You were a very fierce woman! You made Tamarisk fun to work at whenever I saw that smile of yours & Blue Eyeshadow!!! May You Rest In Peace My Sweet Beatrice! XOXO

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