Helene Sondler, 94


WARWICK, R.I. – Helene K. Sondler passed peacefully on Sept. 30 at Tamarisk Assisted Living Residence in Warwick.  She was the wife of the late Richard Sondler.  Born in Providence, a daughter of Marian and Isadore Kwasha, she proudly raised her family there and helped Dicky through the years at Star Appliance. 

Helene was a member of and volunteer at Temple Emanu-El and also volunteered at The Miriam Hospital.  She cherished her life on the East Side and beautiful summer days on the shores of Canonchet with family and dear friends.

She was the devoted mother of Jeffrey Sondler of Woburn, Massachusetts, the late Bruce Sondler and the late David Sondler, and Helene was immensely proud of her three sons. She remained close to daughters-in-law Elizabeth Sondler and Susan Bazar.  She was the dear sister of the late Edith Feingold, Lottie Seegal and Leonard Kwasha, Helene cherished her childhood years.

Helene was the beloved grandmother of six granddaughters, Meredith, Jordan, Caroline, Chloe, Alexandra and Olivia and great-grandmother to Ariella, Maxwell, Alexander, Beatrice and Georgia.  

From Providence's East Side to the Regency and then on to Warwick, Helene resided at Tamarisk for the past eight years where staff and residents became her extended family.  Affectionately nicknamed Cookie, Helene radiated kindness and gratitude.

Contributions in her memory may be made to Tamarisk Assisted Living Residence, 1165 North Main St., Providence, RI 02904 or online at jcsri.org.  Tamarisk is a community of Jewish Collaborative Services (JCS).