Faye R. Goldman


Goldman, Faye R.

I was born January 16, 1937 in South Providence to Bessie and William Tebrow. We probably were poorer than the church mice at St. Michaels (but who knew) which was part and parcel of my childhood playground. We all shared the same balance sheet, the Italians, Irish, Polish, Afro Americans, Jews, and of course many more races and religions that lived within this marvelous melting pot of Americana. My late brother Melvin who was five years older joined the army after high school, married, and went into the food business in New York and San Diego, died April 25, 2004. My sister, Arlene Chorney, became quite successful in the field of academia and became a Ph.D. I took business courses at Hope which turned out to be my saving grace when I applied for employment a few years later. My education consisted of selected college courses taken at CCRI and RI College, and being lucky enough to work under a scientist at Lifespan with one of the greatest minds I have ever known. This gentle man taught me stuff I never thought myself capable of learning. Every day I watched, listened, and learned and was in awe of his genius.

I met my wonderful husband, Harvey, in 1964. We were married for 49 ½ awesome years before he passed in February 2015. I was lucky to have also met Harvey’s two children, Steven and Rhonda, who have become a huge part of my family. Harvey and I were blessed with our children Michael, and Lori Mallette Blair, and two fantastic grandchildren, Danny and Karley. On June 2nd, 2021, I was blessed with a great grandson, Lucas Harvey.

Being a dues paying member of several organizations, my proudest was being a past president of Hope Chapter B’nai B’rith Women, the oldest Jewish service organization in the world. Our members were the best and most dedicated. I think often of how we all worked as young women to make our world a better place, and the good times we had doing it.

After working for a General Motors dealership, a few accounting jobs, and opening my own woman’s apparel business on Warwick Ave, I became employed at Rhode Island Hospital in 1981, retiring in 2003. Later, I worked six years part time at the RI training school, making everlasting friendships at both institutions.

Harvey and I traveled extensively during our retirement, numerous trips to Europe, the Baltic States, Russia, Alaska, Israel, Egypt, and other countries. We also cruised the Caribbean several times.

I have tried to live my life by the motto “It’s what you do next that counts.” Hopefully, family and friends when remembering me will say, “she did it her way…”

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 1:30 pm. in SHALOM MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 1100 New London Ave., Cranston.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to The Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516.  Shiva will be immediately following burial.


  1. Phyllis B. Solod
    Jun 20, 2021

    Arlene and family,
    Sorry to learn of Faye’s passing. She was a lot of fun and always had a smile. She also was a wonderful hostess.
    Remember the good times at this difficult time. May she Rest In Peace.

  2. Arline Cusick
    Jun 20, 2021

    To the Goldman Family,

    I was so saddened to hear of the passing of Faye. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with your family at this difficult time. She was such a nice person and so excited to have been a great- grandmother to Lucas Harvey. Sincerest condolences.
    Arline Cusick

  3. Donna & Charlie Dress
    Jun 21, 2021

    Dear Lori, Michael, Rhonda & Stephen. Please know that your Mom was loved and will be missed.

    Our deepest sympathy.

  4. G. Reed
    Jun 21, 2021

    I don’t know you but am now the age I read the obits. You wrote your own, how refreshing. Your family must be so proud of you. Hope others follow this trend instead of the expensive boiler plate of this world. I wrote mine as well. You did it your way..me too

  5. Sandra Schaefer
    Jun 21, 2021

    To the family of Faye Goldman: I never knew Mrs. Goldman but I am in the habit of reading the daily obituaries. Never have I read one quite like hers. What an amazing, brave woman she must have been with a wonderful sense of humor.
    Please accept my sympathies to all of you on the loss of an extraordinary woman. We should all take a lesson from her and try writing our own obituaries. I’m sure it would be eye opening.
    Sincerely, Sandy Schaefer

  6. Sheila Land
    Jun 21, 2021

    So sorry for your loss. I remember your Mom and Harvey fondly.
    Nicely written Obit.

    Sheila Land

  7. Linda and Bob Salerno
    Jun 21, 2021

    We were sorry to hear of the passing of Faye. She was a very nice lady and we enjoyed being in her company. Our sincere sympathy to her family. Sincerely, Linda and Bob Salerno

  8. Richard DeLuca Jr
    Jun 21, 2021

    I was so saddened to hear of the passing of Faye. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with your family at this difficult time. She was such a nice person. She gave me a chance in a new career at RIH. I never had the experience to work at the help desk but she believed in me. After 30 years there she was the sweetest person I ever met there. I hope you rest in peace my friend.. Love you

  9. Ann Hochman
    Jun 22, 2021

    So sorry to read about your sister’s passing. Her obit was thoughtful and inciteful.
    Ann Z. Hochman

  10. Ellen Gourse
    Jun 22, 2021

    To the Goldman Family,

    I first met Faye when I was a member of B’Nai Brith women and later would shop at her store. May your memories help during this difficult time.

    Ellen Gourse

  11. Joyce Solomon
    Jun 22, 2021

    I did not know Fay but after reading her unique obituary, I feel as though I do. I’m so sorry for your loss, she sure sounded like a wonderful soul whose presence on this earth will be enormously missed. I’m sure she’s walking this day with the Father in paradise. May God bless your family and give each of you the strength and peace of heart to endure this difficult time.

  12. Bethany Boucher
    Jun 22, 2021

    I can’t tell you how much this has saddened me. Some people have a spark inside them that seems unacceptable to imagine it went out. In Fayes case , it couldn’t have. She is with her love Harvey. She had so much interest in the world and people . It amazed me how inquisitive and full of spirit she was . I was so impressed by her . I loved when she said “i will never become complacent.” There is a deep sense of loss with her passing and my deepest condolences go out to Lori , Michael and her entire family .

  13. Sena yamuder
    Jun 22, 2021

    To the family of FAYE, We have been friends for 54yrs . We met in Dr.Buxton`s office while pregnant for Michael & Sheryl and had a wonderful family friendship the children, husbands & Faye & I .We enjoyed so many WONDERFUL times together! B’nai B’rith, Temple Am David & so much more. She was like a Sister &Best Friend . There are no words to really describe our wonderful friendship only the memories!!!!
    With all my love Sena

  14. Marilyn Myrow
    Jun 22, 2021

    Dear Lori,
    I am so sorry to hear about your mother. You always post such lovely pictures of her. I had every intention of going to the funeral but I had a problem at my house and needed to resolve it.
    Be well. Marilyn

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