Marcia L. Kaplan


Kaplan, Marcia L., 81, died October 17, 2019 at Rhode Island Hospital. She was the beloved wife of Harold Kaplan for 58 years. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Bernard and Zelda (Sklut) Hittner, she was a lifelong resident of Cranston. She was an administrator for Rhode Island Hospital Dept. of Psychiatry for 20 years, retiring in 1999. Marcia was a graduate of Cranston East High School, Class of ’56, and University of RI, Class of ’60.  She was a member of the former Temple Beth Israel and its sisterhood and bowling league.  She was an active member and officer of the PTA in Hugh B. Bain Middle School and Stadium Elementary School.  Marcia was also the Vice President of the Residence Council at Cedar Crest Home.

Devoted mother of William D. Kaplan of Cranston, Gary B. Kaplan of Los Angeles, CA and Edward S. Kaplan of Silver Springs, MD. Dear sister of Kenneth Hittner (Reneé) of Brookfield, CT. Loving grandmother of Sarah L. Kaplan of Riverside and Andrew S. Kaplan of Cranston. Cherished great grandmother of Xyler Kaplan.

Funeral services will be held Friday, October 18th at 10:00 a.m. in SHALOM MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 1100 New London Ave., Cranston. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to ALS Foundation, 2374 Post Road, Ste. 103, Warwick, RI 02886.  Shiva will be private.


  1. Donna Mallozzi
    Oct 17, 2019

    Bill, I’m so sorry for the loss of your beautiful Mom..
    May she rest in peace
    Donna Mallozzi

  2. Yerachmiel and Debby Weltman
    Oct 18, 2019

    So sad for the loss of your dear Mother.
    Gary, you are an amazing person because of her.

  3. Tom and Lynne Gelfuso
    Oct 18, 2019

    Billy and family,

    Lynne and I are heartbroken to hear about Marcia. She was a lovely woman, inside and out, and we were very fortunate to have known her. Our prayers are with her, and all of you during this difficult time. God Bless and keep all of you.


    Tom and Lynne Gelfuso

  4. Bob Villucci
    Oct 18, 2019

    My thoughts & prayers are with you during this difficult time.
    Bob Villucci

  5. Sanford and Esta Karp
    Oct 18, 2019

    Harry, Billy, Gary, Eddy, Kenny and family,
    We are very sorry to hear of Marcia’s passing. She was a wonderful person. Unfortunately the funeral had already started when we found out about it, we would have been there. Our very deepest condolences during this very sad time.

  6. Paula Fish
    Oct 18, 2019

    To Gary, Edward, and Bill-
    I am so very sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. She was such a lovely lady and a truly beautiful perso. You are all in my thoughts.

  7. Ingrid Johnson
    Oct 21, 2019

    My thoughts & prayers are with all of you during this very difficult time. Marcia will be missed. Marcia, you are free now, spread your wings & fly.

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