Sarah Kern

Date of Passing:

August 26, 2019

Kern, Sarah, (Spicuzza), “Sally,” of Hilton Avenue, Riverside, died peacefully on August 26, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Joseph A. Kern.

Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Bartolo and Angelina (Poli) Spicuzza, she lived in Riverside for 39 years.

Mrs. Kern was an administrative assistant for the State of Rhode Island before retiring in 1986. She also was a bookkeeper for the Providence Picture Frame Co. for many years.

Sarah was a communicant of St. Luke Church in Barrington and an ex-communicant of St. Brendan Church in Riverside.

She is survived by four step-sons, Jay A. Kern of Rehoboth, MA, Thomas A. Kern of Riverside, James T. Kern of Riverside and Michael Kern of Boca Raton, FL; one brother, Albert Spicuzza of Warwick;six grandchildren, one great grandchild, four nieces and four nephews. She was the sister of the late Theresa Kern and Augustine Spicuzza.

Her funeral will be held on Friday August 30, 2019 from the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 9 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Luke Church, Washington Road, Barrington at 11:30 a.m. Burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

Calling hours are Friday morning 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Flowers are respectfully omitted. Contributions in Sally’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Department 142, Memphis, TN, 38101-9908 would be deeply appreciated. For online condolences please visit

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  1. I send condolences to Sarah Kern’s family and am a friend of Cheryl Kern & coworker of Cheryl’s. I send prayers of support through these difficult days ahead. May your faith and memories of Sarah sustain you. God bless & peace be with you all.

  2. My friendship with Sally began with our working together at Prov. Picture Frame Co. We kept in touch with phone calls and our occasional luncheon get-togethers. I regret that I will not be able to express my sympathies personally but I will be lighting a candle in memory of Sally and of our friendship. My sincerest condolences to all her family.

  3. Auntie Sal was a wonderful, caring woman and we will miss her dearly. We regret that we are unable to attend the service, but we will be there in spirit. Rest in peace Auntie.

  4. Sorry to hear of your loss , our prayers are with you and your family

  5. I worked with Sally for many years at the Providence Picture Frame Company. She had such a wonderful sense of humor and we loved talking about our travels. She is missed. My sympathy to Sally’s family. I hope Little Bear is doing okay.

  6. Sorry for your loss. Sending my condolences.

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