Konicov, Shirley


   Konicov, Shirley, 93, died Wednesday, November 16, 2022. She was the beloved wife of the late Monte Konicov. Born in Baltimore, MD, a daughter of the late William and Fannie (Weiner) Cohen. She has lived in Boca Raton, FL for 25 years, and previously lived in Warwick, RI for over 50 years.
In her early forties, Shirley pursued a college degree and embarked on a career as a health caregiver. As a Rhode Island licensed registered nurse, she worked in several skilled nursing facilities. She assumed leadership roles as Nurse Supervisor at both the Charlesgate Nursing Center in Providence and the former Pawtuxet Village Care in Warwick, retiring in 1994.
Shirley was an active resident of Century Village in West Boca Raton, and a life member of Hadassah. She was a patron of the arts and culture, especially enjoying music, theater, and multiple forms of dancing in which she personally excelled. She will be remembered as a committed caregiver both in her career, and more importantly in her daily life. With family and friends, she was constantly recognized as an exquisite hostess and fabulous cook.
Devoted mother of Marc Konicov and his wife, Roberta, of Wakefield, MA, Dr. David Konicov and his wife, Michelle, of Lincoln, RI, Ellen Ellin and her husband, Barry, of Baltimore, MD and Howard Konicov and his wife, Judy, of South Orange, NJ. Dear sister of the late Bernard Cohen. Loving grandmother of Andrew, Bruce (Marni), Carys, Jenna (Bashar), Benjamin, Jacob and Justin. Cherished great grandmother of Dylan and Sophie.

   Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, November 21, 2022 at the Lincoln Park Cemetery, 1469 Post Road, Warwick, RI 02888. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to Hadassah, 40 Wall Street, 8th Floor, New York City, NY 10005.
Shiva will be held at the home of Judy and Howard Konicov, 391 Harding Drive, South Orange, NJ 07079, on Sunday November 27th from the hours of 2PM through 6PM.


  1. Rajeev Sharma
    Nov 18, 2022

    Hello Howard,
    We are deeply saddened to know about the demise of your beloved Mom.
    My wife joins me in conveying our heartfelt condolences to you and all your family members. May your mom’s soul rest in peace and the almighty god gives the strength to you and all the family members to bear the loss.
    Rajeev and Geeta Sharma

  2. Jessica Weitzman
    Nov 18, 2022

    The Konicov Family,

    I am so sorry to learn about this recent loss. Shirley was a sweet and energetic lady. Losing someone so dear is devastating, and no words can ever really relieve that pain. I wish you courage and healing during these toughest of days.

    My heartfelt condolences,
    Jessica Weitzman

    • Howard Lee Konicov
      Nov 26, 2022

      Thank you Jessica; I appreciate your sentiments and am happy you met Shirley on more than one occasion.

  3. Sandy Kurek
    Nov 19, 2022

    I only met Shirley a few time but she was lovely and had a personality. I love the stories Howard told about her and how the two found common ground this last year or so. Prayers for Shirley and family.

    • Howard Lee Konicov
      Nov 26, 2022

      Oh Sandy, I see much of Shirley in you…thank you for being such a support for me and Judy

  4. Niq Villa
    Nov 19, 2022

    My sincere condolences to you and your family, Howard. Your mom was a great lady. Take comfort that she is resting in peace. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Niq Villa

  5. To the Konicovs
    My deepest sympathies to you all during this time. I remember your mom during our years when you guys and I were growing up.
    My condolences.
    Cheryl Greenfeld Teverow

  6. Andy Cohen
    Nov 21, 2022

    Our deepest condolences to the Konicov family. I learned to love the Beatles in the Konicov basement when Howard and I would listen to his brothers albums and I fondly remember Mrs. Konicov driving us to Hebrew School during the week at Beth Am. She was always such a sweet woman.

    May your fond memories be for a blessing and give you strength.

    • Howard Lee Konicov
      Nov 26, 2022


      Wow, one of the benefits of having two older brothers about 10 years older than me…..lots of original Beatles LP’s. Thank you for honoring Shirley Konicov. My Best, Howie

  7. Nicole Bourassa
    Nov 22, 2022

    The nicest and kindest person I have ever met and I have met a lot of people during my trips around the world. She always wanted to do things for people and never wanted people to do things for her. With more people like her in the world there would only be peace and love.

    • Howard Lee Konicov
      Nov 26, 2022

      Nicole and Paul, Shirley loved both of you very much and was honored that you both admired her so.

  8. Carol Sterling
    Nov 23, 2022

    My heartfelt condolences to the Konicov Family on the passing of Shirley Konicov. I am so glad I had the privilege of seeing Shirley last year when she visited Judy and Howard in South Orange. What a vibrant and superb role model Shirley was. I loved her upbeat spirit and delighted in her stories. May Shirley’s memory be for a blessing.

  9. Stevan Labush
    Nov 23, 2022

    So sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out
    to the whole family. Deepest condolence’s
    Stevan, Bernard & Tammy Labush

  10. Howard Lee Konicov
    Nov 26, 2022

    Aunt Carol, Shirley admired you for your independence and creativity. Thank you for remembering Shirley and I am happy you were able to get to know her. Love, Howie

  11. Gache Family
    Nov 30, 2022

    Our sincere condolences for your loss. We never met but, from how your face lit up every time you spoke about her, we know she was an incredible person and I am sure her spirit will always live with those she touched on her incredible journey.

    • Howard Lee Konicov
      Dec 5, 2022

      Vali et al……Thank you so very much….Thank you for remembering Shirley Konicov!

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