Hela (Newman) Widawski, 92


PROVIDENCE – Hela Widawski, a Holocaust survivor, died July 24.

She was the wife of the late Iser Widawski.  Born in Poland, she had been a resident of Rhode Island since 1951. She was a member of Temple Emanu-El.

She is survived by her children Louis Widawski and his wife Donna of Haymarket, Va., Dorothy Swajian and her husband Peter of Cranston and Bernard Widawski and his wife Donna of Flemington, N.J.; and her grandchildren Gabrielle, Elisha, Maxine, Sara and Max.  She was the mother of the late Max Widawski.

Contributions may be made to the US Holocaust Memorial Museum (ushmm.org) or the charity of one’s choice.