Marion Finklestein


Finklestein, Marion, died Sunday, June 21, 2020 at Steere House. She was the beloved wife of the late Philip Finklestein. Born in Buffalo, NY, a daughter of the late Harry and Rose (Kaminsky) Seigal, she had lived in Cranston for over 25 years, previously living in Warwick. She was a bridal consultant at the former Bride’s Showcase in Warwick for 18 years, retiring in 1985. Marion enjoyed playing Mah jongg, Bingo, and cheating at Rummy Q, but her favorite activity was spending time with her grandchildren & great grandchildren.

Loving mother of David Stein and his wife, Kathy, of Bethel Island, CA and Beth Canaan and her husband, Nathan, of Cranston. Dear sister of the late Harry Richards, Max Labois and Helen Feldman. Devoted grandmother of Justin, Kara, Katy, Adam and Michael. Cherished great grandmother of Jacob Jaxson, Ryan Jade and Hunter Philip.

Funeral services and shiva will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of her beloved husband may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 245 Waterman St., #306, Providence, RI 02906.


  1. Frank Garelick
    Jun 23, 2020

    Sorry for your loss

    • Beth
      Jun 24, 2020

      Thank you Frank! I am sorry for your loss. Where are we going to go now? I was so sorry to hear of Sophie’s passing. What a tragic year

  2. Barbara Roberts
    Jun 23, 2020

    Dear Beth and Nathan. I was so sorry to learn of your mother’s passing. She was a lovely woman whose loss will be felt keenly by all her family.
    Barbara Roberts

  3. Richard Mellion
    Jun 23, 2020

    Dear Beth and Nathan,
    I have many fond memories of Marion. She was kind and loving, and I will always remember her that way. Please extend our condolences to your brother and his family as well.
    Richard and Deborah

    • Beth
      Jun 24, 2020

      Richard it means so much to me for your kind words. She will be missed!

  4. Frederick A Rioles
    Jun 23, 2020

    Sorry for your loss…
    Sincere condolences to your family…
    Fred Rioles

    Jun 23, 2020

    To the family of Marion, you are in my Prayers. Marion was a very caring person and was kind to everyone that she came in contact with. I was her next door neighbor for several years at the Meshanticut Vista. She will be missed. She is resting in God’s House.
    God Bless The Family.
    Mrs Correy

    • Beth Canaan
      Jun 24, 2020

      Thank you! She loved Meshanticut Vista and I will forever have fond memories of her there

  6. Suzanne Glucksman
    Jun 24, 2020

    Dear Beth and Family,
    So so sorry to hear about your mom. Marion had a sweet smile and was a gentle and kind woman. She was so proud to show me the ring that her grandson made for her. She never took it off! She loved to tell me about her grandchildren. When Bernie, Barry and Marion sat in the hallway at Steere House, you had to stop and say hello to these three special residents. She was a pleasure to know. May your memories put a smile on your face.
    Warm regards,
    Suzanne Glucksman

  7. Bonnie RICHARDS
    Jun 24, 2020

    Beth, David and family. Even though I am not a blood relative, I have always felt welcomed by everyone in the family. Especially the first time I met Phil and Marion. Paul thought highly of both of them. Perhaps they are gathering in heaven right now. Condolences to all and she will be missed. Bonnie Richards

  8. Donna Morin
    Jun 25, 2020

    Beth and David,
    So sorry for the loss of your Mom.
    I have fond memories of her and my mom Marcia with Aunt Gert and there times together.
    You may or may not know that I recently lost my Mom too in early June and know that our parents will be together again at Lincoln Park Cemetery and beyond.
    Warm Regards,
    Donna Wolf Morin

    • Beth
      Jun 26, 2020

      I only found out when I called Gert to tell her about my mom. I have so many memories of all of us. I am so sorry. She was such such a wonderful kind person

  9. Al Demirjian
    Jun 26, 2020

    Beth, Nate and family;

    So sorry to read of the passing of Mrs. Finklestein. I believe my wife was familiar with Bride’s Showcase…My condolences to your family.

  10. Beverly Mann-Paris
    Jun 29, 2020

    Dear Beth and David, you don’t know me, but I go way back to your grandfather. He was a tailor. We are related somehow with family in Detroit Michigan. Phil was a special man. I grew up knowing him. I remember going to Boston with him and your mom to a 100th birthday party. Your mom was a special person. May she and your dad Rest In Peace and May their memories be of a blessing.

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