Martin Feibish


Martin Feibish, 90, passed away on Friday, November 12, 2021 at home, from complications of Parkinson’s Disease. He was the beloved husband of Gloria (Zias) Feibish for 66 years. Martin was born in The Bronx New York City, a son of Max and Ada Feibish, and moved to Providence, RI in 1962. He was the devoted and dear brother of Norma Shorin (deceased) and loving Uncle of Carol Desforges (John) and Loraine Schwartz (Marty) (deceased).

Martin was a devoted husband and friend, caring, compassionate, fair minded, non-judgmental, a good listener, philanthropic, and always ready to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. He was a devoted son, brother and other family members and friends, when they were in dire need of assistance. He was his wife’s special caregiver helping her recover from many surgeries, and was his wife’s biggest supporter in her work with children with special disabilities. He had extensive community involvement in Jewish charitable organizations such as the Sandra Bornstein Holocaust Education Center, The Adele Decof Foundation for Cancer Research, and the notable Bureau of Jewish Education, where he was the recipient of a special “Builder of Jewish Education” Award. He helped to raise funds for many of these organizations.

Martin enjoyed a stellar reputation in the financial services industry as an honorable, capable, effective and highly intelligent professional, and received numerous awards for his service and production. He believed strongly in continuous education and taught many courses on Insurance at the University of RI Extension. He was a CLU and attained higher levels of recognition throughout his business career. His photograph is in the Phoenix Mutual Insurance Company’s Hall of Fame.

Martin also excelled in sports, and was an avid golfer, proud of achieving two Hole-in-One awards, tennis player, and when he was young, played baseball. He was so good at Baseball, he was selected to play on the St. Louis Cardinal’s farm team league. He rejected the offer, choosing college over baseball. Martin was an ardent fan of the New York Yankees all of his life. It was easy to attend games when he was young, as he lived across the street from Yankee Stadium He never stopped telling people that he was lucky enough to watch Lou Gehrig play. When he and Gloria moved to RI, he adopted all the New England teams, especially the Patriots—right from their beginnings in New England. He and his friends attended every home game for many years, and was so proud to see them become champions and enjoyed watching their popularity grow. Martin took a lot of teasing about staying a Yankee fan, but that was a big part of him, and he was loyal to them until the end of his life.

One of Martin’s Aides, who cared for him during his final illness, called him a “beautiful soul”, and many others thought of him as a very special person. He will be missed.

For those who may want to honor Martin’s memory, a contribution to The American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) of RI, PO Box 41659, Providence, RI 02940, or Hope Health Hospice and Palliative Care, 1085 North Main St., Providence, RI 02904, or the Sandra Bornstein Holocaust Education Center of RI, 401 Elmgrove Ave., Providence, RI 02906 would be appreciated.

Funeral services will be held TUESDAY, November 16th at 11:00 a.m. in Sons of Israel & David Cemetery, 401 Reservoir Ave., Providence. Shiva will be private.


  1. Mary Hagan
    Nov 15, 2021

    Gloria, it has been quite a while since I saw you when I worked at RIDE.

    I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Mary Hagan

  2. Lisa Koffler
    Nov 17, 2021

    Gloria, I’m sorry I didn’t come to the funeral, but I would have if we didn’t have a pandemic!

    I hope you got the email I sent you, and I love you!

  3. Deborah Chorney
    Nov 17, 2021

    Dear Gloria,
    So sorry to hear of Martin’s passing. May his memory be a blessing.
    Deborah Chorney

  4. Sally Rotenberg
    Nov 17, 2021

    Dear Gloria,
    So sad to hear about your loss of Martin, your partner for so many years. May his memory be a blessing. I will especially think about you both as we have moved into the home you both loved on Westford. His spirit is with me now.
    Zichrono L’vrachah – Sally Rotenberg

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