Sandra Simon, 82


PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Sandra B. (Bender) Simon of Providence and Narragansett passed away on Jan. 2, 2022, at HopeHealth Hulitar Hospice Center. She was the wife of the late Dr. Stanley Simon.

Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Max and Ruth (Litman) Bender. She was a lifelong resident of the city, while spending summers at the family beach house in Harbour Island in Narragansett.

Sandra managed the gift shop at The Miriam Hospital in Providence for over 40 years before retiring; she was also a member of the hospital’s Women’s Association for many years. An avid gardener, Sandra loved traveling and going on adventurous fishing trips with her husband.

Survivors include: two sons, Robert Oresman and his wife, Cathy, of Pawtucket, and Lee Oresman and his wife, Suzanne, of North Providence; three step-children, Leslie Haduch and her husband, Richard, Laura Mainelli and her husband, Michael, and Gary “Moshe” Simon; a brother, Jeffrey Bender and his wife, Carole; 18 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, friends and her beloved labradoodle, T.J.

She was the sister of the late Hope Prescott.

Memorial donations may be made to the Lifespan Cancer Institute, 139 Point St., Providence, RI 02903 or to a charity of one’s choice.