Jeanne Wexler, 94


CRANSTON, R.I. – Jeanne Wexler passed away on Jan. 18, 2022, at Evergreen House Health Center, East Providence. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph Wexler. Born in Brooklyn, New York, a daughter of the late Albert and Ida (Spivack) Resnick, she had lived in Cranston for 66 years, previously living in Providence. 

Jeanne was a dress designer’s assistant in Manhattan, later becoming a teacher’s aide for the Cranston School system.  She was a member of the former Congregation Beth Torah and Temple Am David, a former president of the Pioneer Women and an active member of Compassionate Friends.  Jeanne was known for her great sense of humor and for retaining a keen mind until the very end. One of her last utterances was to inquire if the current Jeopardy champion was maintaining her long winning streak. Another was reminiscing about the famed "Bosco" death scene in Seinfeld. We suspect she hoped that would be her last word too. 

She was the devoted mother of Marilyn Wexler (Steven Kingsbury) of Marblehead, Massachusetts; David Wexler (Lucia Gonzalez, Ph.D.) of Napa, California; Philip Wexler of Cranston and the late Todd Wexler.  She was the dear sister of Sylvia Rapp (late David Rapp) of Palo Alto, California.  She was the loving grandmother of Adam Kingsbury (Kimberly Bier) of Media, Pennsylvania; and Ian Kingsbury, Ph.D. (Arielle) of Marblehead.  She was the cherished great-grandmother of Aliyah Kingsbury of Marblehead.  

Donations in her memory can be made payable to the Todd Wexler Memorial Fund c/o Massachusetts General Hospital, Development Office, 125 Nashua Street, Suite 540, Boston, MA 02114 or online at