Sugarman Sinai Memorial Chapel

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Dorothy Moss

August 21, 1921May 9, 2020

Dorothy (Schwartz) Moss, 98, peacefully passed away on May 9th at the West View Nursing and Rehabilitation facility in West Warwick. She was the loving wife of Martin Moss, deceased in 1997 and the proud, loving mother of Laurence Moss, Ph.d, deceased in 2009. She is survived by her daughter, Vicki Moss and son-in-law, Bob Raphael of Wakefield, her grandchildren, Joshua Moss and his wife Melissa Moss of Los Angeles, California, Ariana Resende and her husband, Alvaro Resende of West Warwick and Daniel Raphael and his wife Courtney Tobin of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Also, her two beautiful great granddaughters, Shira and Leah Moss in L.A.

Dorothy was born in New York City, where she lived and raised her family and then worked as a school secretary for the New York City school system. Once her children were out of the house and successfully launched, she and Marty became snowbirds, living in Margate, Florida for several months of the year. Eventually, they moved to Margate where, surrounded by friends and family, they enjoyed shopping, entertaining and hosting their children and grandchildren. Dotty was an excellent seamstress and often made clothing for her children as they grew, and later for her grandchildren.

Following Marty's death, Dotty remained in Margate, where she utilized her secretarial skills to volunteer at a local hospital. She was well received and proved to be a valuable asset to them.

In 2008, while visiting her children in New England, she broke her hip and was unable to return to her home. She became a resident of Tamarisk in Warwick, where she lived until 2015.

She was loving, feisty, proud and enjoyed talking to everyone. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Due to the current crisis with Covid-19, there are no services planned at this time. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Kosher Food Pantry in Providence.


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Ariana Resende

May 11, 2020

I have so many wonderful and memorable memories of my grandmother that I don’t know where to begin!! So I’ll start with a few in particular Like the time we would go to Florida And being beyond excited to go visit and to have parties social gatherings and her pool to go swimming and remember her watching me always and she knew how good of a swimmer I was complementing me several times to keep up with what I love to do and there were times I remember grandma was always watching grandpa and I whenever we would wash his Chrysler!! grandma Dotty knew how to have fun when the time was right she took care of her family and Continuously showed support guidance and love whenever anybody needed it I have a lot of fond and memories I will always cherish! I may not of been around when she had her poodle but I know she was always a huge fan of them my husband and I would always bring colachina with us to visit her and every time we would walk in the room she would Have this big smile on her face!!! We will miss you she will always be in my heart I love you grandma Rest In Peace Love your granddaughter Ariana

Joshua Moss

May 11, 2020

My Grandma Dotty was a force of nature, a powerful, intelligent matriarch of the Mosses/Raphaels for many decades of wonderful family events and memories. My earliest memories as her grandson are of being in her and my Grandpa Marty's kitchen in New York where I was amazed by their strange nightclub-like basement party room and mystified by the fact that their beautiful silk couch was encased in thick, clear plastic at all times. I remember Dotty's love for her beloved black poodle, Parree, that my father had trained to do all sorts of tricks when he was a teenager. She adored both my father, Larry, and my aunt Vicky, and enjoyed bantering with my uncle Bob, who mercilessly teased her in ways that always delighted her. From my earliest memories, Dotty doted on my accomplishments in school, college, and then professionally. When my cousins Ari and Daniel were born, she delighted in their addition to the family. She adored my father's magic performances and economics career and kept a fastidious record of every single article, book, and journal publication that he authored. In her later years she sponsored family vacations to places such as Las Vegas and week long luxury cruises. In 2004, in her early 80s, she flew to Los Angeles to see me for a wonderful week of sightseeing and took the family on a trip to the San Diego Zoo (see pic). In 2018, I was thrilled to watch her play with my daughters, Shira and Leah, her two great-granddaughters. Dotty knew how to have fun. She loved magic, and musicals, and big Vegas-style shows and early bird specials and cruises and toy poodles. She could be intimidating when upset, but her powerful life force held the family together in wonderful ways for my entire life. Even into her mid 90s she remained creative, feisty, and funny. Her passing marks the end of an era for my family. But she remains cherished in our hearts and will be missed greatly. I love you, Grandma.


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