Morton Y. Paige
July 24, 1925 – November 29, 2018
Morton Yale Paige died peacefully at Philip Hulitar Hospice in Providence on November 29, 2018. He was the son of the late Philip and Elizabeth (Young) Paige and brother of the late Hope (Paige) Finkle. He lived in Cranston until moving to Wingate Residences on the East Side, following the passing in 2011 of his beloved wife of 38 years, Sylvia (Greenstein) Paige. Born in Worcester, MA and raised in Providence, Morton graduated from Hope High School (1942), and was a proud soldier on the Italian front during World War II. After the war, he went on to receive a BA from Brown University (1948). Morton was an insurance executive with United Life and Chubb Life for many years, and was a partner in Young Paige Insurance Agency of Pawtucket. Morton was active in many Jewish and civic organizations in the Rhode Island community he so loved, including Temple Torat Yisrael and Temple Emanu-El, Cranston Senior Guild, Touro Fraternal Organization, Jewish War Veterans, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He is survived by his children, Robin (Paige) Polishook and her husband Bruce, and Marc Paige and his husband Rene Barrientos; his grandchildren, Stacey Polishook, Lindsey (Polishook) Sherer and her husband Jeremy; his sister, Ruth (Paige) Levin, and many loving nieces and nephews. Morton also leaves behind his shared family with Sylvia, Sheri Sosner, Brian Sosner and his wife Carol, and 4 grandsons, Lenny and Jonathan Sosner, and Justin and Jordon Blotcher. In his last years, Morton also enjoyed a wonderful life with the residents and staff at Wingate Assisted Living. His funeral service will be held on Monday, December 3rd at 9:30 AM at Sugarman-Sinai Memorial Chapel, 458 Hope St., Providence, followed by internment at Lincoln Park Cemetery in Warwick. Immediately following internment, Shiva will be observed at Wingate Residences (next to Eastside Marketplace), 1 Butler Ave., Providence, and continue Monday from 1-4 PM and 7-9 PM, and on Tuesday December 4th from 1-4 PM. Shiva will continue at the home of Robin and Bruce Polishook on Wednesday, December 5th from 1–4 PM and 7-9 PM and Thursday, December 6th from 1–4 PM. Contributions in Morton’s memory may be made to Temple Emanu-El Kiddish Fund, 99 Taft Ave., Providence, RI 02906 or HIAS (Hebrew Immigrant AID Society), 1300 Spring St., Suite 500, Silver Spring, MD 20910.
- Funeral Service Monday, December 3, 2018
Morton Y. Paige
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December 1, 2018
Thank you for always being there to take care of us when needed. We have suffered a great loss to our family. Much love, sympathy & condoleces to all our cousins and Aunty Ruthie. May your reuniting with Nana, Zadie, Uncle Buddy, My Mom & Aunty Sylvia be a celebration of epic proportions. We love you Uncle Morty.