Richard E. Land, MD

DATELINE: CRANSTON Land, Richard E. MD, 89, died Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at home. He was the beloved husband of Francine (Finck) Land for 63 years. Born in Brooklyn, NY, a son of the late Maurice and Jeannette (Warshaw) Land, he was a longtime resident of Cranston. He was the Director of Radiology for 30 years at St. Joseph & Fatima Hospitals in Providence, retiring in 2003, and was previously a radiologist at Mass General Hospital. Richard was a Captain and Director of Radiology in the US Army, serving in Ft. Leavenworth, KS. He graduated from James Madison High School, Class of ’47, attended NYU, and graduated from Northwestern University with a BS and MD.  Richard was an accomplished classical pianist and was a performing member of the Chopin Club...

Arlene Ellen Kaye

Dateline: Laguna Niguel, CA Kaye, Arlene Ellen, 64, passed away on Saturday, February 9, 2019, at home. Daughter of the late Nathan and Blanche (Goldberg) Eisenstadt, Arlene was born on April 24, 1954 in Providence, RI. She was a graduate of Rhode Island College and earned a BA in Elementary Education. Always a giving heart, Arlene’s first job out of college was with the March of Dimes. From there, she spent most of her career in shopping center marketing which took her to Las Vegas and eventually to Southern California. Later, she became Marketing Director at the Southern California College of Optometry and worked there until she retired 5 years ago. Arlene was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and never let the disease interrupt her passion for travel, helping...

Melvin “Marty” Kaufman

DATELINE: CRANSTON Kaufman, Melvin “Marty”, 89, died Saturday, February 9, 2019 at Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center.  He was the beloved husband of Francine (Blank) Kaufman for 65 years.  Born in Providence, a son of the late Morris and Gertrude (Broomfield) Kaufman, he was a longtime resident of Cranston, previously living in Warwick.  He was the owner of Allen’s Furniture in North Kingston for 40 years, retiring in 1990.  Marty was a Korean Conflict Army veteran, serving in stateside.  He was a former member of Temple Torat Yisrael and Touro Fraternal Association. Devoted father of Neil Kaufman of Cranston and Cindy Morrill and her husband, Richard, of Virginia Beach, VA.  Dear brother of the late Florence Cohen, Evelyn Goldberg, Sadie Shanfield,...

Hope B. Mellion

DATELINE: WARWICK Mellion, Hope B., 95, died Saturday, February 2, 2019 at St. Elizabeth Home in East Greenwich.  She was the beloved wife of the late Benjamin Mellion. Born May 5th, 1923 in Providence, the daughter of the late Herman and Rebecca Kortick Abrams. Hope was a WWII Navy Veteran, serving in Washington, DC using the skills acquired at Bryant and Pembroke Colleges. She was a charter member of the Cranston-Warwick chapters of Hadassah and served as chairman and President for two years earning the prestigious Woman of Valor Award in 1964. For many years, Hope gave her time to help the disadvantaged and the infirm as a dedicated volunteer for the Rhode Island Food Bank and children and families of the Ronald McDonald House of Providence. Hope was an avid...

Gerald L. Nouman

DATELINE: CRANSTON Nouman, Gerald L. 80, died Thursday, January 31, 2019 at Cherry Hill Manor. Born in Providence, a son of the late Philip and Monica (Gershman) Nouman, was a longtime resident of Cranston. Gerald was a peacetime Army veteran. Devoted father of Marc Nouman and his wife, Mary and Scott Nouman.  Dear brother of Eric Nouman and his wife, Elizabeth. Loving grandfather of Jessie Nouman. Funeral services will be held MONDAY at 11:00 a.m. in the Priest Chapel in Lincoln Park Cemetery, 1469 Post Road, Warwick. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to VNA of Care New England, 51 Health Lane, Warwick, RI 02886.  Shiva will be observed at 161 Olney Arnold Road, Cranston on Monday from 4-7 p.m.  The family asks that you do not park on...