Susette Rabinowitz, 80

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WARWICK, R.I. – Susette Rabinowitz passed away on Feb. 18, 2022, at Tamarisk Assisted Living. She was the beloved wife of the late Warren Rabinowitz. She was the devoted mother of Gary Rabinowitz of Cranston and Jon Rabinowitz (Michal) of Tenafly, New Jersey.  She was th dear sister of the late Robert Herz.  She was the loving grandmother of Romi and Mia. 

Born in La Paz, Bolivia, a daughter of the late Fred and Ruth (Wolfe) Herz, she had lived in Warwick for 2½ years, previously living in Boca Raton, Florida, and a longtime resident of Cranston. A longtime activist and proponent for active senior care, she was the director of Senior Services for the City of Cranston for 20 years and the executive director for Jewish Seniors Agency, retiring in 2005. She was instrumental in the creation of Tamarisk, where she spent her final years. Susette was a co-founder of VICS (Volunteers in Cranston Schools) and inducted into the Cranston Hall of Fame in 2000. She was also a life member of Hadassah. 

Contributions in her memory may be made to The Phyllis Siperstein Tamarisk Assisted Living, 3 Shalom Drive, Warwick, RI 02886.