Maurice B. “Moe” Cohen


Cohen, Maurice B. “Moe”, 93, formerly of East Greenwich, died Sunday, April 5, 2015, at West View Nursing & Rehab Center in West Warwick. He was the beloved husband of the late Frances H. (Borod) Cohen. Born in Providence, a son of the late Aaron and Nettie (Paster), Cohen. Moe had lived in Cranston for over 60 years, before moving to East Greenwich 8 years ago. He was the co-founder with his twin brother, wife and sister-in-law of TheTwin Florist of Cranston for over 40 years, retiring in 1988. Moe was a WW-II Army veteran serving stateside. He was a member of the former Temple Beth Israel and of Temple Emanu-El. Moe was a member and volunteer of the RI Jewish Historical Association, a member of Jewish War Veterans Post #23, Redwood Lodge #35 AF & AM and Touro Fraternal Association. He was a member and former officer of FTD and The RI Floral Association. Moe participated in the RI Senior Olympics. Devoted father of Howard and Patricia of North Kingstown, Steven and Jean of Bonita Springs, FL and Stuart  and Linda of Coventry. Dear brother of his late siblings, Gerald and Herbert Cohen. Loving grandfather of Pamela & Ian, Joshua & Emily, Jacob, Christopher, Craig & Jillian and Ashley & Michael. Cherished great grandfather of Charlotte, Caleb and Tyler. A Masonic service followed by a funeral service with military honors will be held Wednesday, April 8 at 1:30 pm at SHALOM MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 1100 New London Ave., Cranston. Contributions in his memory may be made to Special Olympics of RI, 370 Washington Hwy., Smithfield, RI 02917 or the RI Jewish Historical Association, 130 Sessions St., Providence, RI 02906. Shiva will be observed at the residence of Howard & Patricia at 533 Shore Acres Ave., N. Kingstown, RI, Wednesday 7-9 pm Thursday 2-4 pm.


  1. Joe goodman
    Apr 7, 2015

    my deepest sympathy on you loss of moe. I knew him through redwood lodge. He was always helpful in my year as master in 1990. I am sorry I cannot attend his Masonic service or funeral but he will always be remembered.
    Joe goodman

  2. edward gordon
    Apr 9, 2015

    I knew Mo since 7/3/55. Mo and his twin were at many family functions. my condolences on your loss. just one more thing, he was a very good man like his father and brother. eddy gordon

  3. Sharon Saglio
    Apr 15, 2015

    I am so sorry for the loss of Moe. A few years back I was the receptionist at Atria and Moe was truly my favorite resident. He would come and visit me every afternoon at the front desk. We would banter about his love of the Giants vs my love of the Pats. I’d have his cookies ready for him to take to his room for snack before his rest. There are no words for the joy he brought into not just my work day but my life. I have thought of him and missed him every day since I left that position.
    Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. Freda Lehrer
    Apr 19, 2015

    My family belonged to Temple Beth Israel. My brother, Elliot Stone, and I went to Sunday school there with Howard and Steven.
    My parents Ruth and Ira Stone knew Moe well. We always bought our flowers from Twin Florist. I was so sorry to read about Moe’s passing. You have my deepest sympathy.

  5. Robert A.Iannotti
    Apr 20, 2015

    Your Father’s death rekindled so many cherished memories of Twin and Quidnick flowered shops when the small businessman was popular. We were fortunate to have known each other! Our sympathy to all of you.
    Bob and Sue Iannotti

  6. Diane Callahan
    May 5, 2015

    I know Moe from my time at Swarovski where he lovingly tended the plants. He always found time to stop at my desk where we had many pleasant conversations, especially about the Giants. I was very sad to hear of his passing. My sincere condolences to the family.

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