BENHARRIS, MURIEL GORDON (HURWITZ) “MIMI” 83, of Vermont Avenue, died peacefully on Friday, October 18, 2013 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, MA, 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.
Mimi leaves her children, Ellen Segal and her husband, Dr. Kenneth, Barbara Johns, Michael Gordon and step daughter 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; great grandchild, Nolan. She was the sister of the late Irving Hurwitz.
A graveside service will be held on Sunday, October 20, 2013 at 11:45AM in Lincoln Park Cemetery, 1469 Post Rd., Warwick. Shiva will be observed at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Segal, Sun. 7-9PM. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to the charity of your choice.