Maxine Morse


Morse, Maxine, 91, passed away on Thursday, May 13, 2021 at home in the presence of her loving family.  She was the beloved wife of the late Gilbert Morse. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late David and Matilda (Ross) Silevitch, she most recently lived in West Warwick, previously having lived in Warwick and Cranston.  She was the owner of the former Maxine’s Art Gallery in East Greenwich and Warwick.  Maxine was a former member of Temple Beth Israel and member of the Cranston Senior Guild.  She was an avid bowler and bridge player. Maxine adored her two dogs, Shane and Lilly.

Devoted mother of Donna Young and her partner, Stephen Tippe, of Cranston; David Morse and his late wife, Marilyn, of Cranston; Mark Morse and his wife, Maureen, of Johnston; and Lloyd Morse and his wife, Pamela, of West Warwick.  Dear sister of the late Kenneth Gross.  Loving grandmother of 10 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held Wednesday, May 19th at 10:00 a.m. in Lincoln Park Cemetery, 1469 Post Road, Warwick with social distancing and facial mask requirements. Services were also available via Zoom, please Click Here to view a recording of the service.

Shiva will be private due to COVID restrictions.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 50 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or VNA Care NE Foundation, 51 Health Lane, Warwick, RI 02886.   A special thank you to the home hospice caregivers, especially Francesca Pacheco of VNA Care NE who provided comfort and assistance to Maxine during her critical time.



  1. Stevan
    May 13, 2021

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family.
    With deepest sympathy.
    Stevan and Rhonda Labush

  2. Vicki Weisman
    May 14, 2021

    So very sorry to hear about your mom- I do remember her from Sackett St- a very kind lady. My deepest sympathies to you and your family
    Vicki (Weinberg) Weisman

  3. Ed Greene
    May 15, 2021

    My sincere condolences to her family. She was so proud and fond of each of you. People usually say, “May her memory be a blessing”. Certainly it will be to everyone she shared time with.

    We played bridge together and each of us admired, respected and enjoyed the time we spent with Maxine; even when she won.

    Ed Greene
    Paul Miller
    Norman Gessman
    Winston Martin.

  4. donna young
    May 15, 2021

    Thank you all for the wonderful comments.

  5. Susan Agnes Rotondo
    May 19, 2021

    Today great sorrow enters my heart to learn of the passing of Mrs. Morse.

    She was my friend and my oldest brother Bobby’s
    second mother as he would call her: “Mother Morse”.

    For numerous years Mrs. Morse cared deeply, loved tenderly and listened profoundly. She always made time for me and for
    Bobby extending her genuine care, empathetic concern and big beautiful smile.

    Bobby loved her deeply as, likewise, he loved her husband, as he would say: “Father Morse”.

    Through the years, as I have missed Mr. Morse, I will now, also, miss Mrs. Morse and will particularly miss leaving her a red rose upon her doorstep for her birthday.

    From my childhood when Mrs. Morse would serve me delicious “marshmallow” cookies to the present – the years pass quickly, but those we love and the bond of friendship remain.

    I have lost a dear friend on earth, but through God’s goodness, I have gained a beautiful angel in heaven.

    I will remain in holy prayer through Mrs. Morse’s Wednesday Zoom service and on August 23rd, I shall leave a “white” rose for her birthday – now at her new residence.

    Shalom Mrs. Morse – Godspeed and thank you from my oldest brother Bobby and me.

    Deepest condolences to your entire family.

    Susan Agnes Rotondo xo

  6. Maxine Factor
    May 19, 2021

    Dearest Donna, David, Mark, and Lloyd,
    I am so very sorry to have learned of the passing of your dear mom! May all the wonderful memories of her -help sustain you through this very sad time, but rejoice in the fact that she has reunited with your dad, and they are both smiling together-again!

  7. Moe Maynard
    May 19, 2021

    So sorry to hear about your mom’s passing. You have my condolences.

  8. donna young
    May 20, 2021


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