Dorothy Bookbinder, 89


COVENTRY, R.I. – Dorothy G. Bookbinder died Aug. 15 at Coventry Skilled Nursing and Rehab. She was the beloved wife of the late Richard G. Bookbinder. Born in New Bedford, Massachusetts, a daughter of the late Edward and Lillian (Wainer) Zarum, she had lived in Coventry for two years, previously living in Boca Raton, Florida. 

She was the owner of Bookbinder Plumbing and Heating for 33 years, retiring in 1990. Dorothy was a former member and past president of Temple Torat Yisrael in Cranston.  She was also a volunteer with the Parkinson Disease Association in Florida. 

She was the devoted mother of Jeffrey Bookbinder and his wife, Joanie, of Warwick; Bruce Bookbinder and his wife, Susan, of West Greenwich; and Edward Bookbinder of Exeter. She was the dear sister of the late Joel Zarum and his wife, the late Marjorie (Mayerson) Zarum . She was the loving grandmother of Evan, Lyle, Jamie, Lora, Emerson and Haley. She was the cherished great-grandmother of Ryan, Dylan, Jacob, Elissa, Kaylee and Nikola.  

Contributions in her memory may be made to National Kidney Foundation, 209 West Central Street, Suite 220, Natick, MA 01760.