Shelton Golden


Golden, Shelton, 90, died Saturday, October 19, 2019 at HopeHealth Hulitar Hospice Center. He was the beloved husband of Marcia (Zakoff) Golden for 67 years. Born in Providence, a son of the late Benjamin and Irene (Dworkis) Golden, he had lived in Narragansett and Hallandale Beach, FL for 30 years, previously living in Cranston. Shelton was a WWII Army veteran, serving during the Occupation of Japan. He was a member of Congregation Beth David, Touro Fraternal Association, Narragansett Lions Club and the Mason’s Overseas Lodge.

Shelton was a family man, coaching various sports teams for his sons and grandson and never missed any of his sons’ sports games.  He loved his grandchildren, teaching them how to swim and taking them down to the beach, carting everyone along the sand in their favorite red wagon.  Shelton was known for his ability to make those around him happy, especially with silly songs and dances. He had never turned down a sweet or dessert of any kind.  Shelton enjoyed the companionship of dogs and loved all animals.  He was also an avid Yankees fan and a racquetball player.

Devoted father of Brent Golden and his wife, Laurie, of Narragansett and Jeffrey Golden and his wife, Robyn, of Cranston.  Dear brother of Paul Golden of Warwick and the late Russel, Irving, Harvey and Seymour Golden. Loving grandfather of Lynzie Ford and her husband, Sorran, Joshua Golden and his wife, Emily, Erica Golden and Michelle Rader and her husband, Scott. Cherished great grandfather of Shiye Ford and step-great grandfather of Caroline Ford. Uncle of many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held WEDNESDAY at 12:30 p.m. in the Priest Chapel in Lincoln Park Cemetery, 1469 Post Road, Warwick. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to HopeHealth Hulitar Hospice Center, 1085 N. Main St., Providence, RI 02904 or American Parkinson Disease Association, PO Box 41659, Providence, RI 02940.  Shiva will be observed at 2 LeeAnn Drive, Narragansett on Wednesday from 4-7 p.m.


  1. Arthur Bergantini
    Oct 21, 2019

    Phyllis and I express our condolences to Marcia, Brent, Laurie, Linzie and Joshua and their extended family. Shelton was a wonderful man, kind and loving. He made everyone feel comfortable in his presence and one could not help but love him the instant you met him. He will be sorely missed by many. We have many happy memories of you, my friend – never to be forgotten.

  2. Laurie Golden
    Oct 21, 2019

    You have been a wonderful father in law. You have put so many smiles on so many people, you brought happiness to many hearts and you will be missed by many. Now is your time to Rest In Peace knowing that your memories will live forever in our hearts.

  3. Lou Villucci
    Oct 21, 2019

    To Mrs.Golden, Jeff, Brent and family, please accept my sincere sympathies for your loss. I have very fond memories of Mr. Golden while growing up in Cranston. My prayers and thoughts are with you all during this difficult time. Lou Villucci

    Oct 21, 2019


  5. Laurie Golden
    Oct 21, 2019

    I have so many wonderful memories of this amazing man. He shared his love of life with his family, friends and so many other people. You will be missed by so many.
    May you Rest in Peace. YOU ARE THE BEST

  6. Donna zoglio
    Oct 21, 2019

    Dear Brent and family,
    So sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace. In our thoughts and prayers
    Donna and Jimbo Zoglio
    Cranston Ri

  7. Caroline Ford
    Oct 21, 2019

    One of the kindest souls I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing. Rest Peacefully Gramp XX

  8. Lynn &Tom Zarrella
    Oct 22, 2019

    Our thoughts are filled with love and laughter shared with a great man who was blessed with a life well lived. Thank you for your service to our country. ❤️

  9. Ernie Esposito
    Oct 23, 2019

    Dear Marcia and Family,

    I was saddened to read about the passing of Shelton. Please accept my deepest condolences to you and your entire family.

  10. Barb
    Oct 24, 2019

    Uncle Shelty, will miss you and your smiling face. The Golden brothers are all smiling down and you will now be together with them. It’s so hard to let go of family, will think of you always.
    Love you more, Barb and Ron

  11. Ellen & Ron Reuter
    Oct 25, 2019

    We’re sorry for your loss.
    Ellen & Ron Reuter

  12. Monty Gold
    Nov 1, 2019

    Brent and family,
    Am truly sorry for your loss.
    I had enjoyed running into your folks in narragansett several times years ago.

  13. Billy Feldman
    Nov 6, 2019

    Dear Mrs. Golden, Brent, Jeff and Family,

    I was so very sorry to learn about the passing of your husband and dad. I remember Mr. Golden as being a great guy and enjoyed seeing him whenever I came to your home. My sincere sympathies for your loss

    Billy Feldman

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