Jane Bernson, 87


PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Jane (Stonberg) Bernson passed away peacefully on March 25, 2024. She was the beloved wife of the late Alan Bernson, with whom she shared more than 40 years of love and marriage. Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, she was the daughter of Abraham and Selma (Franks) Stonberg and the dear sister of Barbara Morrison and her husband, Robert, and Margery Berti. She is survived by two daughters, Carol Rakatansky, of Arlington, Virginia, and Ellen Rakatansky and her partner, Thomas Crice, of Providence, and one grandchild, Benjamin Rakatansky.

Jane loved traveling with her late husband to enjoy nearby ocean environs such as Gloucester, Massachusetts, and fall foliage in New Hampshire. A graduate of Radcliffe College (Harvard), she had a penchant for reading, wordplay, crossword puzzles and editing. Throughout her life, she also enjoyed handicrafts such as knitting, needlepoint, crocheting, beading, papier-mache and calligraphy. She was a homemaker who also assisted her late husband in his business for many years.

Contributions may be made to HopeHealth Hospice Care, 1085 North Main St., Providence, RI 02904 or your favorite charity.

obituary, Jane Bernson