Marsha Goldfine


Goldfine, Marsha, 76, died Thursday, July 30, 2020 at Aston Gardens in Naples, FL. She was the beloved wife of Dr. Melvin Goldfine for 55 years, devoted mother to Stephanie Goldfine (David Gildea) of Washington, D.C.; Dr. Hilari Dunn (Dr. Timothy Dunn) of Bethesda, MD and the late Seth Goldfine.  Her grandsons Connor Dunn, Wyatt Dunn and Benjamin Gildea were her pride and joy.  Marsha was born in Bethesda, MD, daughter of the late Kalman and Bernice (Sher) Forman; and dear sister of Spencer Forman (Louise) of New Jersey and Florida and Jeffrey Forman (Kathi) of California.

She lived in Naples, FL for over 20 years, after raising her family in Rhode Island. She was an energetic person, who always put maximum effort into all her pursuits.  She trained as a medical technician at Northeastern University.  Among her many roles, she was the office manager for her husband’s dental office for 12 years and she worked as a fashion model in both Rhode Island and Florida.  She was an endless cheerleader for her children and grandchildren, and always maintained an open door to them and their friends.  Marsha was also a publicity chairman for the Susan B. Komen Breast Cancer of Southwest FL and on the executive board of the Rhode Island Women’s Golf Association.  She was a member of Temple Emanu-El in Providence, RI and Beth Tikvah in Naples, FL; a life member of Hadassah and on the Executive Board of Hadassah in Florida.

Funeral services will be private, with burial at Lincoln Park Cemetery in Warwick, RI. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the charity of your choice.  A virtual Shiva will be held, please contact the family for details.


  1. Cheryl Horowitz Adessi
    Aug 1, 2020

    Dr Goldfine and family, I am terribly saddened to hear of Marsha’s passing. Condolences to all of you. May her memory be a blessing.

  2. Arnold & Bette Saslavsky
    Aug 1, 2020

    Deepest sympathy to Mel and all his family.

  3. Fredda and Stuart Yarlas
    Aug 1, 2020

    Dear Mel, Stephanie and Hilari, We are so sorry to hear of Marsha’s passing. We send you and your family our deepest sympathy.

  4. Pamela & Ronald Kahn
    Aug 3, 2020

    Our deepest sympathies and condolences. Marsha’s friendliness, kindness, and warmth were greatly appreciated. Our thoughts are with your family.

  5. Sheila Land
    Aug 3, 2020

    Saddened by your loss. I remember Marsha fondly. May sweet memories sustain you.

  6. Joyce and Bob starr
    Aug 3, 2020

    So sorry to learn of Marsha’s passing. I remember her in Hadassah over 40 years ago and nursery school for the kids. It brings back such sweet memories of a special lady. She will be missed.

  7. Mary-Ann and Dan Connor
    Aug 3, 2020

    Dr. Goldfine,
    Our deepest sympathy to you and your family on Marsha’s passing. I know not many people will say they enjoy a visit to the dentist, but when you were in practice that was the case for us. It was always a pleasure to be greeted by Marsha, and get caught up on the past six months. She leaves a beautiful legacy.

    Mary-Ann and Dan Connor

  8. Linda Metts
    Aug 3, 2020

    Dr. Goldfine and family..I was saddened to hear of Marsha’s passing. I Did know she hadn’t been well for some time. She was such a giving person. She always made me feel like a part of her family, always there if I needed to talk. So sorry for your family’s loss..she was loved by many.

  9. Debbie and Kevin Hunt
    Aug 3, 2020

    So sad to say farewell to a smart classy woman. I enjoyed working with her in the dental office. I admired how she made the patients feel welcome by finding something in common to talk about. Our condolences to the family. Debbie and Kevin Hunt

  10. Jill thaler
    Aug 3, 2020

    Dear Mel, Stephanie, and Hilary,
    Growing up in Garden hills certainly give us all wonderful memories. Marsha was involved in the school, Hadassah, and just
    Sitting outside with all the other Mothers, as our children played together. It was a wonderful time , and we still refer to your house as the Goldfine place.
    Please accept our since condolences.
    Most sincerely, Jill and Michael

  11. Susan Sidel
    Aug 3, 2020

    Dear Mel, Stephanie, Hilary and your families,
    I’m truly saddened by Marsha’s passing! Please accept my heartfelt condolences!

    Sue Sidel

  12. Dear Mel and family

    Lori and I send our deepest sympathy and regrets to you, Mel, as well as your family. Marsha was a lovely, caring and compassionate wife and mom and friend whom we admired very much. I will always remember most, Mel, her love and devotion to you as her soul mate. Our hearts are with you during this time of mourning.
    Warm personal regards,
    Marc and Lori Weinberg

  13. David and Shoshana Shorr
    Aug 4, 2020

    Our deepest sympathies to
    Melvin and the entire entire
    Goldfine family. Shoshana and David

  14. Arlene Bochner
    Aug 4, 2020

    So sorry to hear of Marsha’s passing. Our thoughts are with you!
    Arlene and Ed Bochner

  15. marcia dronzek
    Aug 4, 2020

    Dear Mel, Stephanie, Hilary & family:
    My heartfelt sympathy on Marsha’s passing. It was a long & difficult journey which you were on, always treating it with love & dignity. I wish you peaceful days ahead.
    Marcia Dronzek

  16. Maureen Reed
    Aug 4, 2020

    To Marsha’s family, she was so kind and friendly to everyone at Aston Gardens, and frequently spoke about her beloved grandsons. She will be missed. May her memory be eternal.

  17. Joseph Doolin
    Aug 6, 2020

    Mary and I were saddened to learn of your sister’s death.
    Aging is a series of losses.
    However, the loss of siblings hits hard on all of us.
    We’re thinking of you and your family at this trying time.
    Joe Doolin

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