Jacob “Jack” Modiano

DATELINE: Cranston, RI

Modiano, Jacob “Jack,” 86, died July 14, 2014 at Miriam Hospital, Providence. Born in New Bedford, MA, a son of the late Joseph and Miriam (Simmons) Modiano, he had lived in Cranston for over 20 years.  He was manager of the former Lad & Lassie Shoes, Providence.  Jack was a Korean Conflict and WW-II Army veteran, receiving six medals.  He was a member of Tifereth Israel Congregation and a former member of Temple Torat Yisrael.  He was a graduate of Bryant College and enjoyed playing cards at the Warwick Senior Center.  Devoted father of Rachelle Modiano of Cranston and Marc Lavik of Warwick.  Dear brother of the late Lena Benlifer, Ruth Barash, Rebecca Feld, and Janet Feld.  Loving grandfather of Rose.  Funeral services will be held Friday at 11:00 a.m. in Tifereth Israel Congregation, 145 Brownell Ave., New Bedford, MA.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Jewish War Veterans, P.O. Box 100064, Cranston, RI 02910.  Shiva will be observed at 33 Drowne St., Cranston, Friday 3-6 p.m.  For online condolences, go to ShalomMemorialChapel.com.


  1. Tom Bodge
    Jul 17, 2014

    Very sorry for your loss Rose and to your whole family. When I lost my grandfather it set me back and was deeply saddened, we all lost a great man that day as you have also. What got me through was how incredible he was and how much I learned from him. My grandfather was a person that also remembered the little things, I’m sure you lit up his life, you are a great person also….

  2. Ethel Ricci
    Jul 17, 2014

    Our deepest sympathy. We know how much Jack meant to you and how deeply he will be missed. Remember the good times you had together.

  3. Lia
    Jul 17, 2014

    Rose & Ms. H….my accept my condolences. Even though I have never met Grandpa Jack, I feel like I’ve known him forever through Rose’s office stories of him. RIP Grandpa Jack!

  4. sue
    Jul 20, 2014

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Jack was a patient of mine for years. He was a gentleman, and kind hearted. Always had a bigsmile for me. Spoke of Rose often. I hadn’t seem him in a few years…he crossed my mind several times. Missed his visits with me. May he rest now.


  5. Ana Santos
    Jul 23, 2014

    My deepest condolences to your whole family. I just found out about your dad and was so sorry to hear he had passed. I have so many great memories of him and the Park Shoe Store. He always had a kind word and a joke, or two. At times I would see him getting doughnuts and we would chat about old times. He was always such a gentleman and I know he will be greatly missed. He was truly a blessed man to have such a devoted family.

Leave a Condolence

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *