Muriel (Hurwitz) “Mimi” Gordon Benharris, 83


EAST PROVIDENCE – Muriel (Hurwitz) “Mimi” Gordon Benharris died Oct. 18 at Philip Hulitar after fighting a courageous battle with cancer. She was the wife of the late Justin Benharris and formerly of the late Norman Gordon. Born in Springfield, Mass., she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Esther (Ellins) Hurwitz.

She was a phlebotomist for the Rhode Island Blood Center for many years before retiring to enjoy traveling and spending time with her family and friends.

She leaves her children, Ellen Segal and her husband, Dr. Kenneth, Barbara Johns, Michael Gordon and stepdaughter Mona Iacovino and her husband, William; brother, Alfred Hurwitz and his wife, Gloria; six grandchildren, Renee, Rachel and her husband, Nicholas, Adam, Emma, Nevin and Giana; and great grandchild, Nolan. She was the sister of the late Irving Hurwitz.

Contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.