Gertrude “Trude” Antin

Dateline: Cranston

ANTIN, GERTRUDE (TRUDE), 93, of Cranston, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, March 2, 2019.  She was the beloved wife of the late Edwin Antin. Born in the Bronx, NY, she was the daughter of the late Esther and Nathan Silver.

All who knew Trude would be touched by her special gifts of kindness, sense of humor, wisdom, and inclusion, making everyone who came in contact with her feel so special.   She lived for her family and spread joy and love.  She especially enjoyed the times with her grandchildren teaching,

reading, and playing with them while stretching their imagination.  Trude was extremely talented.  She wrote poetry and enjoyed participating in many recreational sports and activities such as golf, tennis, ceramics and painting.  Trude was a member of Temple Torat Yisrael and its Sisterhood.

She is survived by her sons, Norman (Gail) Antin of Burke, VA,  Frank (Allyson) Antin, Lewis (Jo-Ann) Antin, each of Cranston, her daughter, Ellen (Barry) Golden of East Greenwich, a brother, Jack (Barbara) Silver of Florida; and her 8 grandchildren, Brian, Douglas, Elizabeth, Ethan, Jonathan and Jacob Antin and Mitchell and Eddye Golden.  Trude was the sister of the late Bernard Silver.

Her funeral will be held Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 1:00 pm at Temple Torat Yisrael, located at 1251 Middle Road, East Greenwich, RI.  Internment following at Lincoln Park Cemetery, 1469 Post Road, Warwick, RI.   Shiva will be observed at 36 Glen Ridge Road, Cranston, RI on Tuesday from 7:00 to 9:00 pm, and Wednesday and Thursday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 pm.

In Trude’s memory, donations may be made to the Edwin and Trude Antin Endowment Fund, Temple Torat Yisrael and to Hope Hospice RI, 1085 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02904.


  1. Karen Deluty
    Mar 4, 2019

    To the entire Antin, Golden families. My sincere sympathy to all. She was an amazing , strong resilient women. I always loved her smile and her keen sense if humor. May her memory be a blessing…

  2. Michelle Stratton
    Mar 4, 2019

    Norman, Frank, Lewis and Ellen and family,

    My sincerest condolences on the passing of Trude. I know there are no words that can ease the sorrow, but know how much she showed her love and how many wonderful memories you all shared. All my love. Michelle

  3. Barbie Jack Silver
    Mar 4, 2019

    We LOVE you Trudie Toodie, you will surely missed, I truly enjoyed our special times together in Fl, rest peacefully my Dear sister, ”sester”

  4. Ronnie Golden Engle
    Mar 4, 2019

    Trude told me on some visit that I had with her , that she loved me the moment she saw me. That was Trude. My husband is the only other person who has ever said that to me. Visceral LOVE is so rare…. as wasTrude. RIP

  5. Rose Gergel
    Mar 4, 2019

    To the entire Antin and Golden Families:

    Sorry to learn of the passing of your mother. My sympathy to you and the family on the loss of one so dear.
    Know that others care and share your sorrow.

  6. Nancy Brooklyn
    Mar 5, 2019

    To all of my Antin friends,

    Your mom was like a second mom to me from the moment I met her in 1975. Your home was one of the happiest places on earth, so full of love, laughter, and fun. I will miss her dearly and I’m so glad we spent some precious times together on my last few visits to RI. I send my deep and sincere condolences to you all.
    Much love, Nancy

  7. To the Antin and Golden Family,
    I knew HER from TORAT YISREL FROM CRANSTON!! She was an awesome lady. We were FRIENDS
    for many years thru the TEMPLE. SHE WILL BE MISSED (She always had a smile on her face.) My deepest sympathy to the family, children and grandchildren. Fondly,
    Barbara Schwartz

  8. Jen and Kevin Dionne
    Mar 6, 2019

    To the entire Antin family. Our sincere sympathy to all. May her memory be a blessing…

  9. We were always happy to see Trude and it was a pleasure to be with her. She was a wonderful woman who will be sorely missed by her family and friends. Our best wishes go to the Antin and Golden families.

  10. Amy Frank
    Mar 6, 2019

    I am so sorry to hear of Trude’s passing. I will always have fond memories from my childhood of her from living up the street. May her memory be a blessing to you all.

  11. Cassi Barbie Silver
    Mar 28, 2019

    To the Antin family,

    I was so sorry to hear of Trude’s passing. I’m sorry for the late message. Trude was always so fun to be around when I would see her with my mother and Jack. I send my sincerest condolences to you all.


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