Sugarman Sinai Memorial Chapel

458 Hope Street, Providence, RI


Max Mann

MANN, MAXWELL S., 30, passed away unexpectedly in late February while on a ski trip to Japan. Born in Providence, Max was a beloved son of Judy (Samdperil) and Robert Mann.

In addition to his parents, Max is survived by his brother, Zachary Mann, and his maternal grandparents, Sandra (Chaiken) and Alan Samdperil. He was a grandson of the late Leon Mann, the late Inga (Freudenberg) Mann, and the late Muriel (Hassenfeld) Mann. He leaves behind several beloved aunts, uncles, cousins, and close friends from many parts of his life.

Max grew up in Providence and graduated from The Gordon School (2004) and Moses Brown School (2008). At Moses Brown, Max played football on the defensive line throughout high school despite his small physical stature and being a Type 1 diabetic. He graduated from the University of Miami in 2012. Max spent his childhood summers in Narragansett and at Camp Takajo in Maine and learned to love skiing during winter weekends at Loon Mountain in New Hampshire.

After college, Max lived in New York City for several years, working predominantly in the wine industry. During his 6 year tenure at Skurnik Wines he acted as Director of Reporting and Analysis and spent time as Portfolio Manager for the firm’s Spain, Greece, and Portugal winery relationships. Max relocated to Denver in 2019 and expected to begin business school this spring. Max enjoyed his new life in Denver being close to his brother and cousins and a few hours away from his parents in Aspen, enjoying the closeness of nearby ski areas, and learning to fly fish.

Max loved to spend time with his friends and family, especially his brother, Zack, with whom he had a remarkably close relationship. His passions were snowboarding, emoting over everything sports especially his beloved Patriots and Bruins, going to concerts (Phish in particular), wine, and just being there for those who mattered to him. His sense of adventure led him to travel all over the world, whether it be running with the bulls in Pamplona, watching World Cup in the host country of Spain while studying abroad, doing community service work in India and Argentina, or attending a friend’s wedding in Thailand. His family and vast array of friends will remember him most for his quick sarcastic wit, sincerity, and kind heart......and taking forever to order a bottle of fine wine. A memorial service will be held Sunday, March 1 at 3:00 PM at Temple Beth-El, 70 Orchard Ave., Providence. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the Max Mann Memorial Fund at Moses Brown School, 250 Lloyd Avenue, Providence, RI 02906 or to the Mountain Rescue Aspen, 37925 HWY 82, Aspen, CO 81611 www.mountainrescueaspen.org. Shiva will be held at the home of Traci and Bernie Maceroni, Sunday 7-9 PM & Monday 2- 4 PM & 7-9 PM.


  • Memorial Service Sunday, March 1, 2020


Max Mann

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Renee Jabagjorian

March 3, 2020

Robbie, Judy , Zach and family
Words cannot even begin to express my sorrow for the loss of Max.
My heart goes out to all of you in this difficult time.
Sending love and prayers to help
comfort you at this terrible time.
My deepest sympathies

Fatima Finamore

March 2, 2020

Dear Judy, Robert, Sandy, Mr. Samdperil, Zachary, the rest of the family and close friends.

It is with great sorrow and sadness in which I send you my deepest condolences and heartfelt sympathy. Prayers to you at this most tragic time.

With love, Fatima

Erin T. Chace

March 2, 2020

Dear Judy, Rob and family,

I am so sorry to hear of your loss of your beautiful son, Max. Please except my condolences. I will pray and continue to shed the love and peace of God on you. Love, Life, Ladybug
Erin T. Chace
I send these blessings on behalf of my family~ Malcolm, Ryan and John and Big Malcolm.

Debbie Lewis

March 1, 2020

Judy and Robbie
We can’t begin to tell you how sorry we are to hear about your beautiful son. The heart break must be intolerable and we are so, so sorry! Our hearts and prayers are with you and your family.
Debbie(Cohen) and Andy Lewis

Barbara, Laurent and Max Vernerey

March 1, 2020

One happy time we saw Max was in New York City in May 2016, where we had a very good visit. Both Max’s were in top
form. Big laughs all round. 😍

Luc Vernerey

March 1, 2020

Max, my brother from another mother, you left us too soon. You welcomed me into this country and your family into your home as one of your own. You are one of a kind.

Zack, the memories I have of our trips and adventures will stay with me, east coast and west. We ride to live and live to ride. Always by your side.

Jacalyn Cerel- Shaulson

February 29, 2020

To all that loved this sweet child-
My heart breaks for the your loss💔 of your baby boy.


February 28, 2020

Max, will always remember you. Your sense of humor, your fancy jackets, your smile. So sorry you left us too early. I will drink some great Spanish wine while thinking of you. Maybe sherry. Un abrazo!!!

Susan LaPidus

February 28, 2020

Robbie & Judy:

David, Nancy & I share your sorrow at this profound loss of your Max.

Susan LaPidus

Kimberly Bouressa

February 28, 2020

Zach and Family,
I was heartbroken to read about Max. I remember the two of you when you were in my seasonal group at Loon. You guys were best friends and always looking out for each other, at an age when most little kids constantly fight with their siblings, you two were so close. I loved watching you both develop your passion for skiing and was happy to see it was still such an important part of max's life. Hugs to you and your parents. I am thinking of you all. If you are ever up at Loon please stop in Mike and I are still running the seasonal program next to little sister and would love to see one of our favorite alumni.