Lotte Posner, 102


PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Lotte (Levi) Posner died peacefully at her beloved Laurelmead, on June 2.  Lotte was born in Frankfurt, Germany, on Sept. 4, 1914 and emigrated from Nazi Germany with her husband, the late Robert Posner, and her infant son in March 1939 and has lived in Providence ever since.


Lotte leaves her son, Ralph, and daughter-in-law, Maria, of Barrington; and her grandchildren Ronald and Vicky.

An avid lover of classical music, she was a yearly contributor to the Marlboro Festival in Vermont and to the Boston Symphony. Locally she and her late husband were devoted donors to the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island, The Miriam Hospital  and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, and were longtime members of Temple Beth-El.  

 Lotte loved traveling, particularly to Scottsdale, Arizona, in the winter and the mountains of Switzerland in the summer.  Over the years she became quite a sports fan, particularly enjoying tennis and her favorite Roger Federer, and the Celtics and Red Sox.  She often said she could never figure out football.

Particular thanks to her loving caretakers for the past 10 years: Rosa Samiento, Angie Silva, Horomi Lima, Beatrix Frias and Peter Monteiro. 

 Contributions on her memory can be made to Dorcas International Institute of RI, 220 Elmwood Ave., Providence, RI 02907, The Jewish Alliance of Greater RI, 401 Elmgrove Ave., Providence, RI 02906, or St. Andrews School, 63 Federal Highway, Barrington, RI 02806.