WARWICK, R.I. – Florence Landes passed away at home Aug. 24. She was born in Providence on Oct. 4, 1917 the second of three daughters to the late Louis and Mollie Silverman, and lived in Warwick for the past 55 years.
The three sisters worked together as beauticians after high school; Florence went on to have her own beauty parlor. Later she and her sister Ruth opened a restaurant and continued on to work in the cafeteria at General Electric.
Florence moved to Sparrows Point II apartments when it opened in 1979. She was the last remaining charter tenant and was an active member of the residents association for many years. Florence was a remarkable cook and enjoyed preparing meals for her family and friends, especially over the holidays. She made the best potato salad. Not a summer would go by without being asked to bring it for a cookout. She made the best French toast too. Just ask her grandsons. Florence also loved playing games with her neighbor friends each week, especially bingo and cards. She was a dedicated sports fan and enjoyed watching baseball games, especially the Red Sox.
Florence was the beloved mother of Jerald Landes and his wife, Laura, and Neil Landes and his wife, Nancy. She was the cherished grandmother of Brent and his wife, Stacey, and Adam. She was the loving great-grandmother of Ean and Gregory. She was the dear sister of the late Anna Silverman and Ruth Bleau. She was the adored Aunt of Marlene, Louis and Stephen. She was the revered great-aunt of Juna, Ari and Alyssa.
Contributions in her memory may be made to Hospice: VNA of Care New England, 51 Health Lane, Warwick, RI 02886 or American Cancer Society, 931 Jefferson Blvd., #3004, Warwick, RI 02886.