Melvin “Marty” Kaufman


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, Frances Rodinsky, Selma Dubey, John Kaufman and Leo Kaufman.  Loving grandfather of Eric Morrill and Rachael Morris. Adored great grandfather of Luke Morris. Cherished uncle to several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held WEDNESDAY at 12:00 noon in SHALOM MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 1100 New London Ave., Cranston.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 245 Waterman St., Providence, RI 02906, American Cancer Society, 931 Jefferson Blvd, Ste. 3004, Warwick, RI 02886, or American Heart Association, PO Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241.  Shiva will be observed at 200 Hoffman Avenue, #101, Cranston on Wednesday from 3-7 p.m. and Thursday from 2-4 p.m.


  1. KarenLu LaPolice
    Feb 12, 2019

    Many fond memories of Mr Kaufman in NK over the years. My condolences to the family.

  2. Steve Brown
    Feb 12, 2019

    My condolences to the Kaufman family on Marty passing.

  3. Joyce Cohen, & Howie
    Feb 12, 2019

    Marty sure helped us when we were just married he helped us by being there for us. Rest in Peace Uncle Marty

  4. Lenny, Alan and Susan Kaplan
    Feb 13, 2019

    Dear Fran, Neil, Cindy and Family,

    We are so sorry to hear about Marty’s passing. We send you our deepest condolences and are sorry we aren’t able to attend his service. We hope you know you are in our thoughts and prayers during this sad time.

    Lenny Alan and Susan Kaplan

  5. Maureen Robitaille
    Feb 13, 2019

    I am sorry to read of your loss of Marty. May you find both peace and hope from your faith at this time. A wonderful thought is recorded for us at Malachi 3:16 where it speaks of God’s book of remembrance. May you have this hope front and center while you grieve.

    Sincere sympathy,


  6. Mary Kate Villacres
    Feb 20, 2019

    Dear Fran, Neil and family,
    My deepest condolences go out to you all. Thank you for sharing Marty with me, if only for a short time. He was an absolute pleasure to take care of and get to know. He will be missed. My thoughts, prayers and positive vibes go out to you all.. May he rest in peace.
    Mary Kate

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