Alfred Factor


Factor, Alfred, 88, died Thursday, August 15, 2019 at RI Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Marilyn (Presel) Factor for 63 years. Born in Providence, a son of the late Benjamin and Jenny (Singer) Factor, he had lived in Cranston for 60 years, previously living in Providence. He was a lawyer and former president for Kirshenbaum & Kirshenbaum for 51 years, retiring in 2008. Alfred was a graduate of URI and Boston University School of Law, where he was on Law Review.  He was a member of the former RI Jewish Fraternal Association, a member and former president of the RI Board of Bar Examiners and member of the Committee of Character and Fitness. Devoted father of Jeffrey Factor, MD and his wife, Susan, of Avon, CT and Robyn and her husband, William Forte, of Cranston.  Dear brother of the late Eleanor Zettel. Loving grandfather of Rebecca, Alyssa, Lauren and Jaime. Funeral services will be held MONDAY at 1:00 p.m. in SHALOM MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 1100 New London Ave., Cranston. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the charity of your choice.  Shiva will be observed at 165 Council Rock Road, Cranston on Monday 3-6 p.m.


  1. Dr. Margaret Vallen
    Aug 17, 2019

    Dear Jeff , Susan and Factor Family,

    I am saddened to hear about the loss of your father.
    It sounds like he lived a full life and was loved by many.
    I hope you and your family find peace over the coming weeks.

    Warmest Regards,

  2. Lynn Larocque
    Aug 18, 2019

    Robyn Factor and Family,
    My deepest condolences on the passing of your father.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time.

    Lynn Larocque

  3. Hon. Steven A. Minicucci
    Aug 19, 2019

    My sincerest condolences are offered on behalf of myself and those of us at the R.I. Workers’ Compensation Court. To Robin and family I realize no words can ease your painful loss, but please know that we mourn the loss of such a luminary figure in our local legal community with you.

  4. Stephen T. O’Neill
    Aug 19, 2019

    My sincere condolences

  5. Robert H. Friel, Esq.
    Aug 19, 2019

    Alfred was an erudite and formidable opponent in the courtroom.
    He was also kind and helpful to young lawyers. A question regarding a domestic relations issue would promptly be met with Alfred removing his old, beat up, held together with rubber bands black book with a case citation! To the Factor family and all the past and present members of K&K my sincere condolences.

    Aug 19, 2019

    Robyn and Bill

    So sorry for your loss . Your dad helped my family many times. My prayers are with you.

  7. Linda Albanese -Bruen
    Aug 21, 2019

    Robyn, Bill and Jamie,

    I am so sorry for your loss my prayers and thoughts are with you at this sad time.

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