Wendy Speck, 71


CRANSTON, R.I. – Wendy B. Speck passed away on March 25, 2022, at Rhode Island Hospital. She was the beloved wife of the late William Speck. Born in Bangor, Maine, a daughter of the late Jacob and Beatrice (Kushner) Rose, she was a lifelong Cranston resident.

She was a graduate of Cranston East, Class of 1968, and a graduate of Northeastern University, earning a B.S. in nursing. Wendy began her nursing career at Roger Williams Hospital, and later became the longtime director of Health Services at Johnson & Wales University. She was an avid beachgoer and was a member of Narragansett Town Beach.

She was the devoted mother of Kelly Speck and his wife, Gianna Boulet, of Cranston, Juliette Deroxas and her husband, Paolo, of Cranston, and the late Andrew Speck. She was the dear sister of Gary Rose of Cranston, Marc Rose of Westford, Massachusetts, and the late Karen Rose. She was the fond sister-in-law of Peg Rose of Cranston. She was the loving grandmother of Reese, Malin and Camdyn. She was the cherished companion of Ernie Simone.

Contributions in her memory may be made to Ronald McDonald House, 45 Gay St., Providence, RI 02905. 

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