Sarah Cohen Shapiro, 94


PROVIDENCE – Sarah Shapiro, a lifelong resident of Providence, died June 18.  She was a homemaker and businesswoman with a flair for poetry in English and her native Yiddish.

She was the wife of the late Emil Shapiro, sister of Leonard Cohen, mother of Sandra Shapiro and Samuel Shapiro, sister-in-law of Goldie Cohen, mother-in-law of John Kirsch and Suellen Goldstein Shapiro and grandmother of Seth Emil Shapiro.

Contributions may be made to Temple Sinai, 30 Hagen Ave., Cranston, RI 02920, Home & Hospice Care of RI, 1085 N. Main St., Providence, RI 02904, Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston, 126 High St., Boston, MA 02110 or the charity of one’s choice.

Shiva will be observed at her late residence Thursday, June 20, from 6-8 p.m., and continues Sunday and Monday, from 7-9 p.m., at the home of Sandra Shapiro and John Kirsch in Cambridge, Mass.