Marilyn Eisenberg

DATELINE: Sarasota, FL

Eisenberg, Marilyn, 87, died peacefully at home on Monday, February 18, 2019 surrounded by her family. Marilyn was born in Providence, RI, the daughter of the late Morris and Molly (Fink) Young. She was a graduate of URI, Class of ‘53, and earned a Masters in guidance and counseling from RIC in ‘72. A vocational and guidance counselor in the Woonsocket, RI school system for 32 years, Marilyn created the “Adopt-A-School Program”, an award-winning business/education collaboration and one of the first of its kind in the state. She retired in 1996. 
She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Benjamin Proctor Eisenberg and her sister, Phyllis Rubin and brother-in-law, Leon Rubin of Cumberland, RI. Devoted mother of Ellen Shafner and her husband, David, of Ramat Bet Shemesh, Israel, Nancy Eisenberg and her husband, Marc Brandriss, of Boca Raton, FL, Marcey Propp and her husband, Rob, of Cherry Hill, NJ, and Susan Eisenberg and her partner, Mark Elliot, of Beverly Hills, CA. Loving grandmother of 9 and devoted great grandmother of 21. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10:00 a.m. in the Priest Chapel in Lincoln Park Cemetery, 1469 Post Rd., Warwick, RI. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to Hadassah, Planned Parenthood or Magen David Adom. Shiva will be observed at 11 Linden Dr., Providence, RI immediately following the service and at 1305 Charleston Rd., Cherry Hill, NJ on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 7:00 p.m.


  1. Sue Salkowitz
    Feb 19, 2019

    Dear Marcey:
    So soon after seeing you last week in Orlando, I was very saddened to hear the news of your mother’s death. Whether sudden or after a decline, and at any age, losing one’s mother is devastating. We send our deepest condolences and hope you and your family will be sustained by loving memories and the strong support of your friends. With sympathy, Sue and Richard

    Feb 21, 2019

    Dearest Ben, Ellen, Nancy, Marcy and Susan,
    Grandchildren and great grand children,
    I was devastated to learn about the untimely passing of MOM.
    We lost contact and I was planning to call her. I have been very ill and will not be able to attend the Funeral. Our deepest sympathy is extended to you.
    Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

    Much love to all of you!!!
    Barbara & Morris Schwartz

  3. Bob Golden
    Feb 21, 2019

    Ben, so sorry to hear of Marilyn’s passing. My thoughts are with you. It’s been a long time, but I do think of you on occasion.

    Bob Golden

  4. Carol and Ed Brooklyn
    Feb 21, 2019

    We have nice memories of the times we spent together. Marilyn was a wonderful person and always a pleasure to be with. Our good wishes go to you, Ben and the rest of your family.

  5. Susan Kaplan
    Feb 22, 2019

    Dear Ben and your daughters.,
    Memories abound of all of you at Highridge,at Classical ,
    and especially our tennis game for years. Marilyn and I played doubles every Wednesday after school with Ellie Zexter and Janet Zurier.
    Marilyn was kind and warm and dear to all of us. May your memories sustain you and ease your grief. My deepest sympathy to all of you.
    Susan Kaplan

  6. Dear Ben and Family:

    We only got to know Marilyn a few years ago when we moved next door in Sarasota. Both Bill and I enjoyed her very much and we cherish the moments and dinners we had together. Marilyn was a kind, sweet person and we will miss her. Sending you and your family our love and wishing you strength during this very difficult time.

  7. Nancy Sharova
    Feb 23, 2019

    After reading about your mom and having worked with you, I can see that she raised you well and you have taken after her in all the best ways. I am so sorry for your loss. “A mother’s love is remembered forever in our hearts.”
    ​Nancy Sharova

  8. David Fellman
    Feb 26, 2019

    Ben, Ellen, Nancy, Marcey, Susan, and Phyllis-
    Fond memories of Marilyn and the extended Eisenberg family, from East Woonsocket, the North End, the East Side, Highridge, and carpooling into Providence.
    My heartfelt condolences on Marilyn’s passing

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