Arthur Cain


Cain, Arthur, 83, died Wednesday, November 21, 2018. He was the beloved husband of Marsha (Antonoff) Cain for 58 years. Born in Bronx, NY, a son of the late Herman and Faye (Aronowitz) Cohen, he had lived in North Kingstown for 18 years, previously living in East Greenwich and Cincinnati, OH. Devoted father of Robert and his wife, Suki, of Los Angeles, CA, Michael and his wife, Peggy, of Salem, NH, and Jonathan and his wife, Valerie, of Norwood, MA. Dear brother of Irene Strauss of FL and Dorothy Ukeiley of NJ.  Loving grandfather of Joshua, Zoë, Cameron, Jackson, Ryan, and Charlotte. An Army National Guard veteran, Arthur was the COO of Danecraft, Victoria Creations, and John Medeiros Jewelry Companies, retiring in 2017. Arthur was a man of considerable talents and interests. He was one of the founders of the East Greenwich Soccer League and was a well-loved youth soccer coach for many years. He also enjoyed acting and appeared in productions with Academy Players (East Greenwich) and the Players at Barker Playhouse (Providence). Among his many passions, Arthur’s favorite thing to do was to spend time with his beloved grandchildren. A Memorial service will be held MONDAY, November 26th at 11:00 a.m. in SHALOM MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 1100 New London Ave., Cranston. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Shiva details will be announced at the Memorial service.


  1. Mindy Gruenbaum
    Nov 24, 2018

    Uncle Arthur was a unique and wonderful person who I am grateful to have known. Sending my love and condolences to Aunt Marsha and the entire family.

  2. Pat Moriarty
    Nov 24, 2018

    So sorry Marsha. Met him many times with you over the years, but my best memory of him was in a drawing class. He was working on a portrait of you from a picture. It was with such love that he worked on it to get it just right.

  3. Arthur richter
    Nov 24, 2018

    Dear Marsha,
    I was so shocked and saddened by the news.
    You and Art were an iconic couple. I really enjoyed spending time with the both of you.
    You know how we appreciated his help with our class.
    You were so lucky to have had such a wonderful long life together.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.

  4. Lonna & Stan Picker
    Nov 25, 2018

    Dear Marsha, Rob, Michael, Jonathan and family,
    We are saddened by Artie’s death and have such fond
    memories of him and the many times and experiences we
    shared over the years of our friendship. He was a warm and caring person, down to earth and upbeat: always smuling.
    Wish we lived closer at this sad time in your family life cycle.
    Our thoughts, love and deepest sympathy are withh all of you.
    Fondly, Lonna, Stan and Family

  5. John Medeiros
    Nov 26, 2018

    Dear Marsha and family, I’m deeply saddened by the passing of Arthur. He was a kind, generous man, and a mentor to me. I will always remember him as an icon in the jewelry industry, and very professional.

    John Medeiros

  6. Bonnie Ryvicket
    Nov 26, 2018

    Dear Marsha
    I was so saddened to learn of Artie’s passing. He was such a great person and will be deeply missed.
    I will be thinking of you and your lovely family.
    Bonnie Ryvicker

  7. marcia lupovitz
    Nov 26, 2018

    Dear Marsha,

    My heart goes out to you, my good friend, and your family.

    Artie was definitely one of the “Good Guy Club” and will be greatly missed. SHALOM Artie.

    Marsha, my thoughts and prayers are with you.


  8. Penney Stein
    Nov 27, 2018

    Dear Marsha,

    So very sorry to hear this news. I send you my deepest condolences and loving thoughts.


  9. Susan Sidel
    Nov 28, 2018

    Dear Marsha, Robert, Michael, Jonathan and family,

    I just learned of Artie’s passing. I wish you strength and peace at this very difficult time. My deepest condolences!
    Sue Sidel

  10. Dr. Bill and Jane Van Haaren
    Nov 29, 2018

    Dear Marsha and Family.

    Words can’t express how saddened we are to hear of your loss.
    May the loving memory of your Arthur bring you comfort and peace.

    With heartfelt sympathy.

    Dr. Bill and Jane Van Haaren.

  11. Steve Burt
    Jan 31, 2022

    My wife Jolyn Joslin and I are saddened to hear this. We liked Artie a lot, having known him from the BCLR courses and fellowship during our 5 years in Rhode Island before we retired to Florida. It’s January 2022 and we’re just now hearing of his death. Condolences to Marhsa and family.

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