Henry Shapiro, 97


WARWICK, R.I. – Henry Shapiro died Nov. 5  at the Rhode Island Veterans’ Home.  He was the beloved husband of the late Bernice (Dressler) Shapiro.  Born in Pawtucket, a son of the late Hyman and Pauline (Rubin) Shapiro, he had lived in Bristol for two years, previously living in Warwick and Cranston.  

He was the owner of H.S. Distributor for over 40 years, retiring in 1983. Henry was also a private music teacher for 17 years.  He was a World War II Army veteran, serving in European Theater. Henry was a former member of the Mason’s Barney-Merry Lodge.  

He was the devoted father of Howard Shapiro and his wife, Janice, of Cranston, Rhonda Fallk and her husband, David, of Clark Summit, Pennsylvania, and Kenneth Shapiro of Las Vegas, Nevada.  He was the dear brother of the late Jacob Shapiro, William Shapiro and Frances Salk.  He was the loving grandfather of Derek, Rebecca, Murray and Stacy. He was the cherished great-grandfather of Londyn and Rivyr.  

Contributions in his memory may be made to Hadassah, 17 Pocahontas Drive, Middletown, RI 02842.