NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. –Norma Shorin, 91 of Scalabrini Villa Nursing Home, died Feb. 22. Born in Memphis, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Max and Ada Feibish. She spent her childhood in Memphis and the Bronx, N.Y. She lived in Great Neck, N.Y., Providence, R.I., and Baca Raton, Fla. She was a woman of many talents. She was a graduate with honors of Hunter College and Columbia Law School. Just after passing the bar exam, she was offered a judgeship. She was a practicing attorney who argued before the Supreme Court of the United States of America. She also worked as an Assistant District Attorney in New York City, Trade Practice Lawyer for Sears Roebuck, and a lawyer for the indigent. She was a concert level pianist and was adept at financial planning and investments as well as crossword puzzles.
She is survived by her two daughters Carol Desforges (John) and Loraine Schwartz (Marty), her two grandchildren Leo and Mary Ann Desforges, and her brother Martin Feibish (Gloria). She will be buried in New York beside her parents. In lieu of flowers, donations to her former residences at Scalabrini Villa, 860 N Quidnessett Rd, North Kingstown, RI 02852 or Tamarisk Assisted Living, 3 Shalom Drive, Warwick, RI 02886 will be appreciated.
Warwick, RI – Arleen Barber, 86, of Warwick, died February 8, 2014, at Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Samuel and Mollie (Bazar) Falcofsky, she had lived in Warwick for over 25 years. She was a member of Temple Sinai, a former member of Temple Torat Yisrael and its Sisterhood and a life member of Hadassah. She was an avid bridge and canasta player and loved to read. Mother of Robert (Sandy) Barber of Cranston, Marcia McGovern of West Warwick and Carol (Abbott) Wolfe of Highland Park, Ill. Twin sister of Beverly Schafer of Dedham, Mass. Grandmother of Lauren (Chad), Eric (Merrilees), Kelly-May, Drew, Ricky and Sarah. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to Home & Hospice Care of R.I.
Grafton, Mass. – Lewis J. Dittelman, 64, of Grafton, Mass., died Wednesday, January 29, 2014, at UMass Memorial Medical Center. He was the husband of Catherine (Herr) Dittelman, for 35 years. Born in Providence, R.I., son of the late Elliott and Eleanor (Copelof) Dittelman, he had lived in Grafton, previously residing in Westborough, Mass. for 21 years. He was a recruiter for business and finance companies for over 30 years. He was a graduate of Bentley College. He was heavily involved with the Westborough Players Club, Westborough Community Chorus and was a Westborough Cultural Council volunteer. Father of Mark Dittelman and his wife Hilary of Shrewsbury and Eric Dittelman of Astoria, N.Y. Brother of Irene Sacks of Las Vegas, Nev. and Helen Dittelman-Dolan of No. Attleboro, Mass. Uncle of Rachael Dolan and Joe Herr.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association.
Providence, RI – Barbara (Goldstein) Durand, 69, passed away Saturday, February 8, 2014. Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late Dr. Frank and the late Marion (Cohen) Goldstein. She is survived by her nieces, Rabbah Arlene Berger and her husband Warren, Jill Goldstein, Debra Baril and her husband David, and Robin Jones and her husband Tripp; great nieces and nephews, Jennie, Alex, Hugh, Tucker and Eden; and sister-in-law, Harriet Goldstein. She was the sister of the late Dr. George Goldstein. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to Jewish Elder Care of R.I., 100 Niantic Ave., Cranston, RI 02907.