Morris J. Levin

DATELINE: Narragansett

Levin, Morris J., 83, died on March 28, 2014 in Del Ray Beach, Florida. He was the beloved husband of Roberta (Abedon) Levin, to whom he had been married for 57 years. Born in Providence, Rhode Island, he was the devoted son of the late Benjamin and Rose (Wolk) Levin.  Morris lived in Narragansett, Rhode Island, having previously lived in Chevy Chase, Maryland.  Loving father of Carl Levin and his wife, Brenda, of Narragansett, Rhode Island, Bari Levin and her husband, Massi, of Costa Rica, and Sean Levin and his wife, Susan, of Chestnut Ridge, New York. Cherished grandfather of Eliecer, Gabriella, Rebecca, Benjamin and Alina. Morris was a graduate of the University of Rhode Island, received his law degree from The Boston University School of Law, and his Masters of Law from Harvard University Law School. Morris served in the Counter Intelligence Corps of the United States Army, and was awarded the National Defense Service and the Good Conduct medals. Morris was counsel for the United States Department of Justice and the United States Postal Service. He also served as staff counsel for Senator John O. Pastore (Rhode Island), and was counsel for the United States Senate Committee on Commerce during the hearings on the Civil Rights Act of 1964. He was a lobbyist before the United States Congress and an author of the Newspaper Preservation Act of 1970. Morris was also a speechwriter for Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey. In addition to his work as a lobbyist, Morris was a trial and appellate attorney. His clients included newspapers, trucking companies, railroads, airlines, and the State of Israel. Graveside services will be held on Monday March 31, 2014 at 12:15 p.m. at the Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery, 301 S. County Trail, Exeter. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Hospice of Palm Beach County, 5300 East Ave., West Palm Beach, FL 33407-2270. Shiva will be observed at 101 Ocean Road, Apartment 104, Narragansett on March 31 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.; Tuesday April 1 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.; and Wednesday April 2 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.


  1. Martin Lobel
    Mar 30, 2014

    Morris was a great friend and raconteur who really made a difference while remaining a true son of Rhode Island. He will be missed by his many friends here in Washington and elsewhere.

  2. Chris Kehoe
    Mar 30, 2014

    Carl I am so sorry for your loss, my thoughts are with you and your family.

  3. Merle Green
    Mar 30, 2014

    Morris was a passionate individual whom I
    Will remember as a historian and teacher. He shared
    His knowledge of the Jewish history of South
    county with reverence.
    May the family always be blessed with good
    Memories to last forever.

  4. Carol Sugarman
    Mar 30, 2014

    My sympathies to you all in this difficult time.

  5. Jeanne and Bill Riley
    Mar 30, 2014


    Sincere condolences on the loss of Morris.

  6. Deb Hardy
    Mar 30, 2014

    Dear Roberta,
    I’m a friend of Susan and Sean and
    I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. Morris sounds like he was an amazing man. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.
    Deb H.

  7. Randall Updegrove
    Mar 30, 2014

    My deepest sympathy to the Levin family. Morris was a nice man, a distinguished attorney, family man, and a character. He will be missed. I am sorry for your loss.

  8. John Gilbert
    Mar 31, 2014

    Hello Sean,
    Paula was kind enough to forward me your father’s notice. My condolences to you and your family at this time. I’m sorry for your loss.

  9. Beth Graham
    Mar 31, 2014

    My deepest condolences to the entire Levin family.

  10. Arlene and Robert Luber
    Mar 31, 2014

    Goodbye, old friend. Rest in peace!

  11. Lynn McKinney
    Mar 31, 2014

    My dear Roberta, although I met Morris only once, briefly, he must have been a great guy or you’d not have chosen him to be your husband for 57 years. You have our condolences. With love, Lynn and Ron

  12. John & Nancy Weber
    Mar 31, 2014

    Roberta and the entire Levin Family
    Our deepest condolences for your loss. We will miss Morris greatly, our prayers go to you at this difficult time

  13. James and Rania May
    Apr 1, 2014

    Our heartfelt sympathy to the Levin family and especially to Roberta,

    Morris was a wonderful neighbor who made us feel welcome with his warm smile and friendship for many years. His cordial manner and genuine joy in spending time with people he cared for made visits all too fleeting and a welcome departure from the drone of daily events. We will miss him greatly. Our payers and greatest sympathy go out to your family in this most difficult time.

  14. Bonnie Weber
    Apr 1, 2014

    To all the Levin family I send my deepest condolences. I’m glad a had the pleasure of meeting Morris, and now I know even more about him. I’m so sorry for your loss. Love from all of us, Bonnie

  15. Dr. and Mrs. Anthony Catuogno (Tony&Marie(+)
    Apr 1, 2014

    Sincere condolences,Roberta, to you and your family.

  16. Kathleen Baynes
    Apr 2, 2014


    My prayers and condolences are with you and your family at this difficult time.

    Kathleen Baynes

  17. Kristen Friedman
    Apr 2, 2014

    Sean and Susan, My condolences for your loss; may memories of how wonderful he was be there always to comfort you as you carry his spirit forth within yourselves. Love Kristen

  18. Julie Yingling
    Apr 2, 2014

    My thoughts and sympathies are with you. Morris sounded like an amazing person. I am so sorry for your loss.

  19. Patrick and Patricia O'Connor
    Apr 3, 2014

    Morris was a kind hearted soul. No matter what was going on when asked, how are you, his reply was always “Wonderful”.

    Our Thoughts and Prayers go out to Roberta, Family and Friends, Wishing you Healing to your hearts, Peace to your mind, Strength to your Body and Soul now and the days to come.
    Pat and Trich

  20. Lynne and Skip Ponte
    Apr 4, 2014

    Our condolences DEAR Roberta and Levin family. Morris will be missed, such an extraordinary man. Wishing you the comfort of wonderful memories and his love in your hearts. With many thoughts and prayers going your way.

  21. Lynne Ponte
    Apr 5, 2014

    Our condolences DEAR Roberta and Levin family. Morris will be missed, such an extraordinary man. Wishing you the comfort of wonderful memories and his love in your hearts.
    With many thoughts and prayers going your way.
    Lynne and Skip

  22. Beverly Abrams Paris
    Apr 13, 2014

    Dear Roberta,
    My heart goes out to you and your family. Morris was a great
    Man and wore a lot of hats.
    I haven’t been on the beach for a few years, but I remember his
    Sweet smile to everyone. I hope God gives all of you the strength
    To go forward.
    My Sympathies,
    Beverly Paris

  23. Sue Feder Bromberg
    Jun 25, 2014

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you as you navigate through these difficult months. I send my love to all. I was thinking of Morris the other day and had to smile when I pulled up his picture online, just the way I pictured him. My memories with the Levin family in RI are special and I will always hold them close to my heart.

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