Dr. Martin P. Feldman

DATELINE: CRANSTON

Feldman, Dr. Martin P., 90, passed on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at St. Mary’s Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Natalie (Young) Feldman of 51 years. Devoted father of Ilene Feldman, Wendy Feldman, Julie Andoscia (Terry), Amy Pressman (Robert), Andrew J. Feldman (Kristen) and Nancy Wallent. Dear brother of the late Stephen Feldman. Loving grandfather of Marisa, Madison, Ava and Lily.  Born in New York City, a son of the late Morris and Mildred (Preville) Feldman, he had lived in Cranston for 5 years, previously living in Barrington.

Martin was a general surgeon for over 40 years, practicing in Providence and noted for his later interest in parathyroid surgery.  He graduate summa cum laude from the University of Rochester, where he was a member of Delta Upsilon and Phi Beta Kappa and where, after three years, had early acceptance to Harvard Medical School, where he obtained his MD degree.  Following his surgical residency at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston and the Veterans Administration Hospital in Coral Gables, FL, he entered the US Air Force as a Captain and became Chief Surgery at Offutt Air Force Base (Strategic Air Command) Hospital in NE.  Following discharge from the Air Force with commendation, he entered practice in Providence.  Martin was on the staff of Roger Williams Medical Center, The Miriam Hospital, Saint Josephs and Our Lady of Fatima Hospitals and Women & Infants Hospital of RI.  His main focus was at Roger Williams Hospital where he formed and served as President of the Physician Hospital Organization and served on many committees including the Executive Ethics Chairman and as President of the Medical Staff.

Throughout his career, Martin served as an Instructor in Surgery at Warren Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University.  He was also on the teaching staff of Boston University School of Medicine and Tufts University School of Medicine and served for a year as a Teaching Fellow in Surgery at Harvard Medical School.

Following his retirement, Martin maintained his art, music, stamp and coin collections and enjoyed landscaping.

Funeral services and Shiva will be private.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Make-A-Wish Foundation, 20 Hemmingway Dr., Riverside, RI 02915 or the charity of your choice.

33 Comments

  1. Toni & Ralph Rottenberg
    Nov 18, 2020

    Marty was our friend for over 50 years. His humor, his kindness and above all his compassion will remain with us forever amongst our great memories. May he Rest In Peace…our Love

  2. Edwin Robinson
    Nov 19, 2020

    So sorry for your loss. I knew Dr. Feldman many years ago when he practiced at Roger Williams and always held him in high regard. My thoughts and prayers are with all of the family.

  3. Beverly Sawyer
    Nov 19, 2020

    Dr. FELDMAN, was highly recommended to me and I never met a nicer surgeon. I was an R N and it was a true pleasure having as my surgeon. I ended up having him 3x total and always felt that I was in very good hands. One of the times I really gave him a run for his money and kept him trying many things. He never lost his cool, always gentle doctor and never made me afraid. Now a days they don’t make doctors like he was, I know that I will miss him and the whole profession sure could have taken some lessons about his bedside manner. Rest in peace. Bev Sawyer

  4. victor feroce
    Nov 19, 2020

    my deepest sympathy, i,was his care giver for a while when he was living in west warwick ,my thoughts and prayers are with Victor Feroce

  5. Deacon Victorino M. Andrade and Cheryl
    Nov 19, 2020

    Natalie to you and your family; Cheryl and I express our condolences. We have very fond memories of Uncle Marty. He was a great doctor and always a gentleman. May he rest in the “Bosom of Abraham” and may you and your family experience God’s Love during this difficult time. Shalom.

  6. Lorraine & Irving Waldman
    Nov 19, 2020

    We were saddened to learn of Marty’s passing. We shall always remember Marty as a kind, smart and giving friend and doctor with a great sense of humor and a joke teller extradinaire. To Natalie and your family, we hope all your wonderful and loving memories will bring you peace. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  7. Steven Cohen
    Nov 19, 2020

    It is with heavy heart that I’ve learned of Marty’s passing. He was a colleague and friend. Though Marty’s in a better place our thoughts and prayers are with Natalie and family.
    Dr. Steven and Dianne Cohen

  8. Daphne Iacobo
    Nov 20, 2020

    My caring condolences are of you and your wonderful family at this sad time. Marty will be in my thoughts remembering him as gentleman and friend to Al and me. He will be missed. With love, Daphne

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  9. The crosses
    Nov 20, 2020

    We are saddened to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all of your family as you remember all of the good that Martin brought in his profession and life.
    We are truly sorry for your loss

  10. Mary Russell
    Nov 20, 2020

    Dear Amy and family ,
    We are sorry to hear of your dads passing .
    I’m reading of all the people he has helped
    Over the years . May you and your mom and
    Family recall lots of happy memories with him .
    The Russell Family

    • Amy Pressman
      Nov 22, 2020

      Just realized I could respond to you. Thank you so much for your sweet message. Wishing everyone in your family a safe and Happy Thanksgiving.
      Love,
      Amy

  11. Steve Kass
    Nov 20, 2020

    Marty was my close friend when we lived in Barrington. I will always remember his wonderful sense of humor. He will be sorely missed.

  12. Maryann Ragno
    Nov 20, 2020

    Wendy, Your dad was such a well-loved, accomplished, and respected man. I see him an awful lot in you. Thinking of you. Take care, my friend.

  13. Barbara McCarthy
    Nov 20, 2020

    Dear Natalie, I am so sorry for your loss. Have wonderful memories when Dr.Feldmam and and you visited at the office. My prayers are with you and your family.

  14. Valerie Perry
    Nov 20, 2020

    I was referred to Dr. Feldman several years ago for suspected thyroid disease. When it was determined that I needed to have a biopsy, his calm demeanor reassured me. Throughout my treatment, I felt secure in the the decisions he made. I found him to be a real gentleman and someone who I trusted explicitly. My sincere condolences to the family on the loss of this fine man. May he Rest In Peace.

  15. Sheila G Land
    Nov 20, 2020

    Dear Natalie and the whole family,
    May sweet memories sustain you all. What a fine man Marty was. His reputation as a Doctor will live on with many, but I will remember him as a friend and neighbor, always with a smile and kind word. He was so proud of his wonderful family.
    With love, Sheila

  16. Dr. Frank Cummings
    Nov 20, 2020

    Dear Natalie: I was sorry to see of Marty’s passing this morning. It brought back many fond memories of our times together with our friends, Perry and Briggs and spouses, relaxing after a hard week of work for all of us. I appreciated Marty’s skills and judgement over 45 years at Roger Williams. My condolences to you and the children, and I hope memories of the good times you all shared will be uplifting in the days ahead. May Marty RIP.

  17. Richard and LenoreCohen
    Nov 20, 2020

    Our deepest sympathy to you, Natalie, and to all your kids and grandkids.

  18. Joyce starr
    Nov 20, 2020

    Dear Natalie, I am so saddened to hear of Marty’s passing. Oh do the years go by so quickly. You were married for 51years. It seems like yesterday that we were giggling teenagers with laughter all around us. Please know that my heart goes out to you and May you be left with fulfilling memories of the 51 plus years.

  19. Cynthia DiDonato
    Nov 20, 2020

    Wendy, I am so very sorry for your loss. I extend my heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. How very difficult it is to lose a parent. May memories of him sustain you in the coming days.

  20. Judy Gallagher
    Nov 20, 2020

    My condolences to the family. I work with Wendy at Sciituate High School. So so sorry Wendy.. Your father seems like a very successful man. Very impressive.

  21. Carolyn Dick
    Nov 21, 2020

    Condolences to the family. I remember Dr Feldman from “The Rog” OR. He was always a gentleman and a pleasure to work with. I was a nurse in the OR and worked with Dr Feldman for many years.

  22. Natalie Migneault
    Nov 21, 2020

    I extend to you Amy, your sweet Mom Natalie, and siblings, my sincere sympathy on the loss of your beloved father. His age does not matter; grief is real and deep. May you find comfort in memories of all the happy years you shared.

    • Amy Pressman
      Nov 22, 2020

      Natalie,
      Thank you so much for your kind words. Yes, age doesn’t matter. Wish he were here for another 90 but I will certainly treasure the time I had with my sweet dad. Wishing you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving! Stay safe!

  23. Ronald Rappoport
    Nov 21, 2020

    My deepest condolences to your entire family. We shared many good times together. He was a wonderful person, and may his memory be a blessing.

  24. Cynthia Fowler
    Nov 21, 2020

    My condolences to Ilene and Wendy and the rest of the Feldman family. I know how much your dad meant to you and how much you will miss him. He will live on through his beautiful family. Sending much love, Cynthia

  25. Paula Paquette
    Nov 21, 2020

    Wendy and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace.

  26. Holly Roy & Family
    Nov 24, 2020

    Natalie & Family,
    My heart goes out to you all at this difficult time. Much love, healing & peace to you all.

  27. EDWARD M. GORDON
    Nov 24, 2020

    Natalie & family,I remember when you and Marty starting dating and your parents were so happy. You had a great marriage, one of the lucky ones. My condolences to everyone. EDDY

  28. Rob London
    Nov 25, 2020

    To the Feldman Family,
    I am so sorry to hear about the lost of Marty. He was such a kind and funny man. I remember when he did a minor surgery on me and he was telling jokes the whole time.
    Or when we traveled to Israel together and Natalie used to yell “Marty “

    May he Rest In Peace and my condolences to everyone.

  29. Beverly Manekofsky
    Nov 25, 2020

    Sorry to hear about Martin’s passing.
    He was a wonderful surgeon. He operated on me at the Miriam Hospital. May his memories be a blessing to all the Feldman family.
    Beverly

  30. Rosemary Cournoyer
    Nov 25, 2020

    Marty was our best friend. He and Nathalie are in my thoughts and prayers everyday. We have been friends over 50 years.
    He was the brightest, generous, living man that I have ever known. His family is our family. My sympathies go to Natalie and the children.
    I know he and My husband Roger are in a better place together

  31. randy s kass
    Nov 25, 2020

    dear Natalie, Amy, Julie, Andrew, Wendy and family I am so sorry to hear about marty’s passing. you all were so fun to be around and no one had a better sense of humour than Marty. he was one of a kind and someone we should all strive to be like. he was fun in a bottle. I won’t ever forget him. so sorry for your loss and wishing you all the best.

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