CRANSTON, R.I. – Sandra “Sandy” Friedman, of Hoffman Ave., died Aug. 13 at the HopeHealth Hulitar Hospice Center with the comfort of her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Gerald Friedman. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Norman and Betty (Tabulsky) Block, she had lived in Cranston for 10 years, previously living in Warwick for 38 years. Sandy retired in 1999 after a 17-year career as a customer service manager for Ross-Simons.
Sandy was a very active and social person who was blessed with many friends. She enjoyed the simple pleasures in life, including socializing with friends, music and dancing. Many times, Sandy and her late husband Jerry took over the dance floor at weddings and other social events. Sandy enjoyed her weekly mahjong games, outings with the Red Hatters and her visits to Twin Rivers and Mohegan Sun. She especially loved her trips to the beach in Narragansett.
Sandy truly loved her family. She was a devoted wife, mother and Nana. She enjoyed family get-togethers with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was the devoted mother of William Friedman and his wife, Karin, of Warwick; Linda Palazzo and her husband, Andy, of Cranston; and Scott Friedman and his wife, Beth, of West Warwick. She was the dear sister of Philip Block of Cranston. She was the loving grandmother of Lauren, Andrew, Amy, Allison, Jason and Jordan. She was the cherished great-grandmother of Matthew, Liam, Cole and Luke.
Contributions can be made to the Hope Center, 25 Brayton Ave., Cranston, RI 02920 or HopeHealth Hulitar Hospice Center, 1085 North Main St., Providence, RI 02904.