Frances Abrevaya, 84


WARWICK, R.I. – Frances Parkin Abrevaya died Aug. 26  at Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center. She was the beloved wife of the late Alvin Parkin and the late Abraham Abrevaya.  Born in Elizabeth, New Jersey, a daughter of the late Samuel and Lena (Singer) Dickler, she had lived in Warwick for 34 years, previously living in Cranston.

She was a secretary in the Providence School department for over 25 years. Frances attended Brown Learning Community. She loved attending the theater and art events, wrote her own plays and was a member of various book clubs.  Frances was a volunteer for the Israeli Army. She also enjoyed bringing her therapy dog to local nursing homes for the residents.  

She was the devoted mother of Michael Parkin (Debbie) of Greenland, New Hampshire, JoAnne Murray (Bill) of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and Susan Venturini of Warwick. She was the dear sister of David Dickler (Eunice) of Boca Raton, Florida, Roslyn Mechlowitz (Bernard) of Toms River, New Jersey, and the late Shirley Goldfarb. She was the loving grandmother of Lauren (Sean), Vanessa, Justin, Ashley (Garrett), Benjamin, Brian (Melissa) and Rachel. She was the cherished great-grandmother of Avaleigh, Madelyn and the late Ethan.

Contributions in her memory may be made to Hope Hospice & Palliative Care, 1085 N. Main St., Providence, RI 02904.