WARREN R.I. – Kayla Lois Fishman died peacefully at home in Warren on Dec. 10, 2022.
Kayla Lois Fishman was born on March 22, 1937 in Providence. Kayla was the first daughter of the six children of Harry Hyman Fishman (“Harold Fishman,” the son of Louis Fishman and Sarah Spivak) of Providence and Tessie Walder (“Tessie Fishman”, the daughter of Joseph Walder and Libby Weinberg) of New York, New York.
Kayla was an alumnus of Hope High School (1955) and a member of the Rhode Island Honor Society. She later attended Framingham State College, where she studied English literature.
Soon after graduating Hope High School, Kayla married and moved to Oxford, England. Kayla’s enjoyment of British culture became an enduring feature of her life. Her other interests included comparative religion, ancient languages (Hebrew and Latin), and vegetarian cookery. She was a talented home chef who created vegetarian cuisine influenced by traditional Jewish recipes. She worked professionally as a legal secretary for a prominent law firm in Framingham, Massachusetts.
In retirement, Kayla enjoyed and cherished her active social life in the seaside senior community of Harbor House in Newport, where she resided for 20 years. She later moved to Warren, in the loving care of her family.
Kayla is the beloved mother four children, Sarah, Jonathan, Daniel and Elizabeth. Sarah Gail Chernov was born in England in 1957 and, sadly, predeceased her.
Kayla is survived by her sons, Jonathan Chernov and wife Jolita Jonenaite of Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Daniel Chernov of Westerly, and daughter, Elizabeth Kathleen (Fishman) Lima and husband, John Carlos Resendes Lima. Kayla is also survived by her five grandchildren, Lila Rose Chernov, Maia Tess Chernov, Ilana Kay Lima, Natacia Sadie Lima and Logan Brady Lima.