Isabelle F. Dickens, 98


WARWICK, R.I. – Isabelle F. Dickens died April 26 at Kent County Hospital. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert C. Dickens. Born in Central Falls, a daughter of the late Harry and Martha (Sigal) Fruit, she had lived in Warwick for 12 years, previously living in Pembroke Pines, Florida.


She graduated from Pawtucket High School, Class of ’36 and Rhode Island College of Education (now RIC), Class of ’40.  Isabelle was an elementary school teacher and junior high math teacher in Pawtucket, Seekonk and Attleboro. She was a life member of the National Council of Jewish Women and the Jewish Seniors Agency Women’s Association, as well as a member of the Massachusetts Teachers Association. Isabelle enjoyed knitting, cross-stitch, reading, mahjong, and sudoku puzzles.

She was the devoted mother of Michael Dickens and his wife, Kathy, of Preston, Connecticut; and Harold Dickens and his wife, Linda, of Brentwood, California. She was the dear sister of the late Gertrude Pansey. She was the loving grandmother of Katie, Molly, Benjamin, Rebecca, Daniel, Rachel and Leah. She was the cherished great-grandmother of Donovan, Ethan, Ripley, Ezra and Iggy. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 245 Waterman St., Providence, RI 02906.