Frederick M. Kerzner


Kerzner, Frederick M., 73, died Saturday, March 28, 2020 at Rhode Island Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Susan (Goldstein) Kerzner for over 50 years. Born in Fall River, MA, a son of the late Samuel and Lillian (Marx) Kerzner, he had lived in North Kingstown for 27 years, previously living in Warwick. He was a salesperson at Crazy Mountain. Frederick was a Vietnam Navy veteran, serving in aboard the USS Franklin D. Roosevelt. He was an avid sailor on his boat “Swoose” and was a member of the West Bay Yacht Club.  Frederick was also a member of American Legion Post 43.

Brother of Philip Kerzner and his wife, Marilu and Andrea Torqovnick and her husband, Dr. Josh Torqovnick.  Uncle of Max.

Funeral services and shiva will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to charity of your choice.


  1. Marie Hopper
    Apr 30, 2020

    Sue, So sorry to hear about your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.

  2. Tom Ashley
    Apr 30, 2020

    So sorry to learn of Fred’s passing. A friend for many years. I will fondly remember the great sails and many breakfast outings we enjoyed. My condolences to Susan and all of Fred’s family and friends.

  3. jay bilow
    Apr 30, 2020

    I’m here now, and always be here for you.

  4. Francine and Paul Breault
    Apr 30, 2020

    Paul and I must share our condolences on Fred’s passing. We treasured every meeting with Fred at a sail boat race or a sailing adventure. He brought us so much pleasure.
    So sorry, Fran and Paul

  5. Doug Street
    Apr 30, 2020

    Deepest condolences Sue. I will miss Fred’s dry wit and the fact he always asked for my opinion on neighborhood matters. He guided us with dignity and strength through many issues, CC will not be the same without him. I will think of him often, especially in the spring when the tree in my yard he liked so much blooms. Please know you are in our prayers.

  6. Tom Coffey
    May 1, 2020

    Sue, I am sure that I can say on behalf of your many former students at CHSE that we are very sorry for your loss and that we will keep You and Your Family in our prayers.
    Tom Coffey and Family

  7. Kelly Florenz (Lowell)
    May 1, 2020

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I believe you were my French teacher at CHSE! If you were, you were definitely my favorite teacher ever! Anyway, I am sending my deepest sympathy and heartfelt condolences.

    Kelly Florenz (Lowell)

  8. lou and pat bruno
    May 2, 2020

    Our prayers and thoughts go out to you. We will miss his wit. We always looked forward to his humorous emails. Rest in peace, Fred.

  9. Rick Gonsalves
    May 11, 2020

    Susan we hope you are well. We are sorry for the loss of your best friend and husband Fred. He was a great friend and father figure for me. Fred had a great wit and was very smart about many things. I will miss him greatly. I am glad we had the chance to hug him and have a pizza like old times. Let me know if I can be of any assistance.
    Love Rick and Kim. Swoose forever!

  10. Elizabeth
    Apr 17, 2021

    Dear Susan.You are a lovely woman and was very blessed to be married so many years to Fred. How blessed you are to have Jay for a partner who loves you dearly. Fred would have approved. Jay moved you into his home two days before the funeral.I am glad that you had his support and still do on a deeper level.

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