Stephen Sofro

April 14, 1941February 4, 2021

Stephen Barney Sofro, age 79, of Providence, passed away on Thursday, February 4, 2021. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Louis J. Sofro and Madeline (Bromberg) Sofro. He attended Clark University and Long Island University. Stephen worked for his family’s business and as a Property Manager for many years until his retirement. Stephen loved spending time with his family, collecting and creating art, which was one of his passions. Devoted father of Jon Sofro and his wife Lisa and Jill London and her husband Andrew; brother of Susan Slepkow and her husband Martin; and his grandchildren, Emily, Jake, Samantha, Carly and Joshua. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations in Stephen’s honor may be made to HopeHealth Hospice, 1085 North Main Street, Providence.


  • Graveside Service is Private

    Sunday, February 7, 2021



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Sonia Hauser

February 8, 2021

Dear Jon, Lisa, Jake and Carly,
We are so sorry about the passing of your father and grandfather. Please accept our deepest sympathies.
Russ, Sonia and Bella

Marc & Michelle Pruskin

February 7, 2021

Jon, Lisa, Carly, Jake - We are so sorry about the passing of your father, and grandfather Stephen. Cherish the wonderful memories you hold in your hearts for him, and as the Rabbi said at the service, "Forget that he died and remember that he lived." With deepest sympathies-

Marc, Michelle, Garrett & Avery

Elizabeth Sofro

February 7, 2021

Hello Everyone
I’m so sorry for your loss and have many wonderful images in my memory Bank. My father Barney Sofro who has since pass would call him big Steve and would always have best stories from their visits. Steve and I were second cousins.

I had the honor of sitting next to him at Dave and Deb’s wedding. He was kind , genuine, and I remember he listened when I spoke. I wish I had gotten to spend more time. I had invited him to come down to nyc and visit and stay at my apt. All though it didn’t happen we had fun talking about it.

Big hugs to all of you
Elizabeth Sofro

Mindy McGure

February 6, 2021

Lisa Jon Carly and Jake- We are very sorry about the loss of your dear father. I recall seeing and meeting him at your home in Waterford, CT, after your wedding. He was super sweet and tall! A very handsome gentleman. Please know that the Florida McGuires are sending sympathy hugs and ❤️ Love, Mindy Daniel and family♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️

Phyllis Dupere

February 6, 2021

Jon, Jill, and families,
My sincerest sympathy is extended to all of you on the passing of your dad. May happy memories remain in your hearts.
Phyllis Dupere

Larry Berk

February 6, 2021

Just recently Stephen called for my address as he wanted to gift me the TIME LIFE Hall of Fame Rock & Roll concerts CDs set - he had seen it on TV & kept calling me to make sure I got it. I received it about two weeks ago & called him to say thanks & we would start watching it. He said it reminded him of our family times together back in the early days spent together. He was a special friend who was always thoughtful & creative with a big heart & he will be missed.
May his memory be a blessing to us all & may he RIP


February 6, 2021

This poem was shared with me at a time of loss and I share it forward. DEATH IS NOTHING

Death is nothing at all. It does not count. I have only slipped away into the next room. Nothing has happened. Everything remains exactly as it was. I am I and you are you, and the old life that we lived so fondly together is untouched, unchanged.
Whatever we were to each other, that we are still. Call me by the old familiar name. Speak to me in the easy way, which you always used. Put no difference in your tone. Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow. Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes we enjoyed together. Play, smile, think of me, and pray for me. Let my name be ever the household word that it always was. Let it be spoken without an effort without the ghost of a shadow upon it. Life means all that it ever meant. It is the same as it ever was. There is an absolute unbroken continuity. What is Death but a negligent accident? Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight? I am but waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near, just around the corner. All is well .
Written by Henry Scott Holland (27 January 1847 – 17 March 1918) was Regius Professor of Divinity at the University of Oxford

Bob Visnick

February 5, 2021

I remember spending many Fourth of July days with Stephen. My parents and I loved it when he came to visit us in Rockport. Steve appreciated fine art and we would wander up and down Bearskin Neck checking out the artist galleries and speaking with the artists. I shall miss him but I am comforted in knowing that he is now out of pain

Dean Fuchs

February 5, 2021

You have my deep sympathy and sincere condolences for your loss.