PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Frances Roy Friedman died June 25 at Laurelmead surrounded by her family. She was the beloved wife of the late David Friedman for 64 years, and the daughter of the late Harry and Wilca (Gerstenblatt) Roy. Born in Providence, she was a lifelong resident of Providence.
Frances was a member of Temple Beth-El and a former member of Temple Emanu-El. She was a life member of Hadassah and she attended Bryant & Stratton College, earning a degree.
She was the devoted mother of Diane Ducoff and her husband, Dr. Robert Ducoff, of Providence and the late Larry Friedman and mother-in-law of Marilyn (Glenn) Friedman Shealey, of North Kingstown. She was the adored aunt of Karen Ostrowsky and her husband, Howard, of Warwick. She was the dear sister of the late Nathan Roy, Betty Levy and Ida Massover. She was the loving grandmother of Michelle Miller and her husband, Andrew; Patti Albert; Lynn Belkin and her husband, Matthew; Michael Friedman and his wife, Lauri; Mark Friedman and his wife, Shelby; Leslie Friedman and her husband, Evan Harvey; Louis Ostrowsky and his husband, Lazaro Zayas; and Danielle Kramer and her husband, Brian. She was the treasured great-grandmother of Sydney and Adam Miller; Ysabel and Dylan Albert; Matthew, Eric, Lexi and David Friedman; and Micah and Alec Kramer. She was the cherished aunt of Maxine Roy Richman, Maureen Levy Krasnow, Robert Roy, Kenneth Levy (Paulette), Joshua Reitzas (Megan), Fred Haas, Alan Friedman (Carol), Brian Friedman (Bobbie) and Gary Friedman. She was the dear sister-in-law of Murray Friedman.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the Jewish Alliance – Friedman Ducoff Miller Family Fund, 401 Elmgrove Ave., Providence, RI 02906, Temple Beth-El – Frances and David Friedman Fund, 70 Orchard Ave., Providence, RI 02906, or Kindred Hospice, 2374 Post Rd., #206, Warwick, RI 02886.