Gerstein, Marcia


Gerstein, Marcia, 101, died Thursday, March 9, 2023. She was the cherished wife of, the late, Harold L. Gerstein for 63 years. Born in Brooklyn, NY, a daughter of, the late, William and Annabel (Bloom) Mutchnick she had lived in Riverside for well over forty years, previously living in Providence for over 25 years. She worked for American Universal Insurance Company, retiring in 1985 Marcia was a member of RSVP, Friends of the East Providence Library, Women’s Association of JSA, Jewish Eldercare of RI, The Women’s Knit Shoppe and was the First recipient of the Presidential Award from JSA, as well as the recipient of the Ruth and Irving Wolf Jr. Award for Multigenerational Philanthropy.

Devoted mother of Niecie and her husband Richard Weiner of Providence, Arthur and his wife Ellen Gerstein of Norwalk, CT. She was predeceased by her beloved daughter, Ann Taubman and her husband Stephan Kolitz, as well as her siblings, Ira Mitchell and Berniece Mutchnick. Loving grandmother of Andy (Jenny), Lisa (Jason) Sarah, Paul (Esta), Rob (Yen). Cherished great grandmother of Ethan, Zach, Naomi, Ezra, Dylan, Micah, Rachel, and Sami.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 14, 2023 at 1:00 p.m.  in Temple Emanu-El, 99 Taft Avenue, Providence, RI 02906. Minyan and Shiva will be observed at her late residence, Tuesday, March 14, 6:30 – 9:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 15, 7:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m., Thursday March 16, 7:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m., and Friday, March 17, 7:30 a.m., Saturday, March 18, 8:00 p.m., Sunday, March 19, 8:00 a.m. & 6:30 p.m., Monday, March 20, 7:30 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to The Louis and Goldie Chester Full Plate Kosher Food Pantry, Jewish Eldercare of RI, 1165 N. Main St., Providence 02904, or the Shabbat Chai fund at Temple Emanu-El, Providence RI 02906.


  1. Sam and Lillian Mendelowitz
    Mar 12, 2023

    Our deepest sympathy on the passing of your beloved mother. May her memory be a blessing and may you always recall the wonderful. times you shared.

    Sam & Lillian Mendelowitz

    • Niecie Weiner
      Mar 15, 2023

      Thank you for your words of comfort

  2. Ken & Joanne Tolchinsky
    Mar 14, 2023

    Our deepest condolences to you and your family on the passing of your beloved mother.

    • Niecie Weiner
      Mar 15, 2023

      Thank you.

  3. Michael and Mary DeFontes
    Mar 19, 2023

    Our deepest condolences. Marcia will be dearly missed.

    Mike and Mary DeFontes

  4. With deepest sympathy on the loss of
    your mother. May you find strength in all
    your memories. Janice & Howard Shapiro

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