David Rosenfield, 91, died January 18, 2019, born in Woonsocket, RI to the late Hyman and Bessie (Russian) Rosenfield, he was the beloved husband of Lois (Stutman) Rosenfield.
He graduated from Woonsocket High School (1944) and after serving in the Army with the Garrison Forces in Siapan during World War II, he graduated from Rhode Island State College (now the University of Rhode Island) in 1950 and received a Masters Degree in Civil Engineering from Purdue University. He belonged to the Institute of Traffic Engineers and the American Society of Civil Engineers, and also was a registered Professional Engineer in Rhode Island. He worked for the Federal Highway Administration (formerly the U.S. Bureau of Public Roads) in Albany, NY, and Providence,RI, and the Rhode Island Department of Transportation, Providence. He also worked for Daniels, Mann, Johnson and Mendenhall on the Verrazano-Jamestown Bridge in Rhode Island. In addition, he was employed by Charles A. Maguiere and Associated in Providence and Boston as well as Clarkeson Engineering Co., Boston; Metcalf and Eddy, Boston during the construction of the Thule Air Base in Greenland; and J.E. Greiner Co. of Baltimore during the construction of the Delaware River Bridge in Trenton, New Jersey and the Chesapeake Bay Bridge in Maryland and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation in Nebraska.
David is survived by his wife of 62 years, Lois, his son Michael and wife Beth of Ridgefield, CT., and his daughter Elaine and husband Jonathan Gillim of Wellesley, MA and four wonderful grandchildren: Matthew, Bradley, Sarah, and Pierce. He was preceded in death by his brother Zolman of Connecticut, and his sister Gloria Stearn of Florida.
His funeral was held Monday, January 21, 2019 at 11 a.m. in the Holt Funeral Home, 510 S. Main St., Woonsocket, RI, under the direction of the Chevra-Kadisha of Congregation B’Nai Israel. Burial will follow in B’Nai Israel Cemetery, Mendon Rd., Woonsocket. Shiva will be held in the family home at 644 Orleans Court, Warwick, RI on Monday from 7-9 p.m., and Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Shiva will be held in his daughter’s home, 16 Fuller Brook Rd., Wellesley, MA on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, 555 Long Wharf Drive, New Haven, CT 06511. www.holtfuneralhome.com