Beatrice Yanku, 95


WARWICK, R.I. – Beatrice Yanku died April 25 at Steere House. She was the beloved wife of the late Victor Yanku. Born in Fall River, Massachusetts, a daughter of the late Harry and Ida (Kaplan) Ziman, she had lived in Warwick for six years, previously living in Cranston.

She was the devoted mother of Francine Phaneuf and her husband, Walter, of West Warwick, Ronald Yanku and his wife, Sharon, of Cranston and Steven Yanku of Charlotte, North Carolina. She was the dear sister of the late Jordan Ziman, Fred Ziman and Evelyn Friedman.  She was the loving grandmother of Nathan, Kenneth, Amy, Robert, Ilana and Lauren. She was the cherished great-grandmother of Nathan, Kaeden, Natalie, Ryan and Theo. 

Contributions in her memory may be made to Steere House, Employees Appreciation Fund, 100 Borden St., Providence, RI 02903.