WARWICK, R.I. – Fruma Dara Efreom died Feb. 17 at Kent Hospital. She was the beloved wife of Binyamin I. Efreom for 50 years. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Abraham and Bessie (Hamer) Strauss, she had lived in Warwick for 46 years, previously living in Pawtucket.
She graduated co-valedictorian from the former Pawtucket West High School, Class of ’62, earned a bachelor’s degree from Brown University, Class of ’67, and achieved a master of public administration from the University of Rhode Island.
Fruma worked in a variety of occupations, including a program and capital budget specialist for the Rhode Island Department of Education, a public schoolteacher and grant writer for Family Services and Child Family Services. She was also a writer for the Grace Ormonde Wedding Magazine and a reporter for the Kent County Times. Fruma was a volunteer and chairwoman for ORT and a member of the Lincoln Park Cemetery board.
She was the devoted mother of Alana A. Roberts and her husband, Luke, of North Smithfield, Yael D. Lieber and her husband, Paul, of Tampa, Florida, and Avi B. Efreom and his wife, Shannon, of Midlothian, Virginia. She was the loving grandmother of Leo, Chloe and Jerome.
Contributions in her memory may be made to Chabad of West Bay, 3871 Post Road, Warwick, RI 02886.