Ileane Hamer, 92


PAWTUCKET, R.I. – Ileane (Dressler) Hamer, of Pawtucket, passed away peacefully on Jan. 29, 2023, at The Miriam Hospital. She was the loving wife of the late Morton Hamer.

Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Hyman and Esther (Zuckerman) Dressler, she was a life-long resident of the area.

A loving wife, mother, sister, mommom and friend, she will be deeply missed.

Survivors include: two loving daughters, Susan Kaplan and her husband, Saul, of Providence, and Maureen Krensky and her husband, Alan, of Sudbury, Massachusetts; four grandchildren, Rachel Caldwell and her husband, Benjamin, Adam Kaplan, Alyssa Kaplan and her fiancé, Robert Forgione, and Mollie Krensky; three great-grandchildren, Rory, Reese and Remy Caldwell; one brother, Max Dressler and his wife, Rona, and many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Naomi Keller, Laura Bernstein, Earl Dressler and Priscila Baker.

As the matriarch of her family, Ileane was the glue that kept a large family and friends close and made sure family traditions continued to thrive and flourish. Mommom’s matzah ball soup and homemade pies were legendary. She got great joy from feeding and nourishing her family and friends.

The family would like to thank the physicians, nurses and staff at The Miriam Hospital for their compassion, dedication and quality of care. Donations may be made to The Miriam Hospital Foundation in her memory at PO Box H, Providence, RI 02901 or at

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