Renee L. Flink
August 26, 1929 – June 21, 2020
Renee Lampert Flink of Providence, Rhode Island, died peacefully on June 21, 2020. She was born on August 26, 1929 to Anna and Morris Lampert, and raised with her sister Miriam in New Bedford Massachusetts. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Mount Holyoke College in North Hampton, Massachusetts. Shortly after college she met and married Alan Flink of Providence, Rhode Island. They were married for 68 years. Renee is survived by Alan, their three children Marc and his wife Margaret, Philip and his wife Anne and Peter Flink, her grandchildren Andrew and his wife Anna, Sarah, Hannah, Philip, Leanne and Trevor Flink, and her great grandchild Zoe Flink. She was predeceased by her grandchild Madison Flink and her sister Miriam Hurwitz.
Renee loved helping others. Following her graduation from Mount Holyoke she worked as a social worker. While raising her family in Providence, Renee volunteered tirelessly for many social and political causes, including the improvement of community schools and the advancement of women in the workplace. Most notably, she was a long-time, passionate supporter of women's rights and volunteered at Planned Parenthood during the organization’s most turbulent time in Rhode Island. Planned Parenthood recognized Renee’s dedication in naming her their Volunteer of the Year.
Renee’s greatest love was for her family and friends. In addition to raising her three boys, she was very close to her sister Miriam and her husband Herbert Hurwitz of Newton Massachusetts, their three children Martin Hurwitz, Ann Forster and Peter Hurwitz, and their grandchildren and great grandchildren. For many years, the Flink and Hurwitz families shared weekends, vacations, and a ski house in Maine.
Renee will be fondly remembered for her loyalty to family and friends, and the close bonds she was able to forge and maintain with so many people throughout her life.
Due to Covid restrictions, Renee's funeral will be private.
Donations in memory of Renee Lampert Flink can be sent to Planned Parenthood or to a charity of your choice
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Renee L. Flink
June 29, 2020
Dear Alan: I was sad to read of Renee’s passing. My memory of her when our paths would cross was she would always have a smile and kind words. Take care of yourself. My condolences to your family and you. Stanley Bleecker
Debbie and Lou Duff
June 24, 2020
Renee was the dear mother of our close college friend, Phil. We have many happy memories from those Dartmouth years, and also from our wedding, of her warm twinkly eyes and beautiful smile. She was always happy to see us, and sincerely interested in how we were doing. Such a lovely person we will never forget. Our heartfelt condolences to Alan and the entire Flink family.