Bernice Manekofsky, 86


CRANSTON, R.I. – Bernice Phyllis Manekofsky died Jan. 4, 2024, at HopeHealth Hulitar Hospice, Providence. She was the beloved wife of the late Irwin Manekofsky. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late David and Johanna (Lemchen) Bloomberg, she had lived in Cranston since 1961, previously living in Providence.

She was co-owner with her late husband of the former Imperial Textile Company, in Central Falls, retiring in 1990. Phyllis was a member of Hope Link and Women’s American ORT. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Boston University.

She was the devoted mother of Cindy Gershin and her husband, Scott, of Stevenson Ranch, California; and Lisa Manekofsky, of Cranston. She was the dear sister of the late Natalie Knasin. She was the loving grandmother of Jaiden Gershin. She was the cherished aunt and great-aunt to many nieces and nephews.

Contributions may be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284. 

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