PROVIDENCE – Irma (Malley) Gross, died on November 5. Born in Hartford, Conn., the daughter of the late Solomon and Dora (Shapiro) Malley, she moved to Providence in 1946.
She attended Smith College and Tobe-Coburn School for Fashion Careers and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Brown University in 1985. She was an active volunteer and recognized leader in organizations that included Mount Hope Day Care Center, Inspiring Minds (Lippitt Hill Tutorial), National Council of Jewish Women, INSIGHT Radio and Temple Beth-El (Minyan).
She was the wife of the late Herman Gross and the mother of Rosalie Gross Fox of Dorset, Vt., Joanna Beth Seere of Warwick, N.Y., Emily Van Cleve of Santa Fe, N.M. and Lauren Gross of Potomac, Md. She leaves sons-in-law, Lee Fox, Ray Van Cleve, and Hal Segall; grandchildren Daniel Fox, Ned Fox, Hilary Fox, Jeremy Van Cleve, Eli Van Cleve, Deanna Segall and Hayley Segall; and brother Alvin Malley.
The funeral will be held on Friday, November 8, at 1 p.m. at Temple Beth-El, 70 Orchard Ave., Providence. Burial at Swan Point Cemetery. Shiva will be observed at her late residence, Sat. 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. and Sun. 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Contributions may be made to one of her favorite organizations.