Shirley Shapiro


Shirley Shapiro, 85, died Saturday, March 3, 2018 at RI Hospital. She was the beloved wife of the late Stanley Tolchinsky and Harold Shapiro, and longtime companion of Stanley “Babe” Greenstein of Warwick.

Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Ben and Gertrude (Gershovitz) Snyder, she had lived in Warwick for 24 years, previously living in Cranston. She was a secretary for the ACI for 10 years, retiring in 2012. Shirley was a member of Temple Beth-El. She enjoyed attending Touro Fraternal Association events and traveling.

Devoted mother of Jon Tolchinsky and his wife Mindy, of Warwick, Howard Tolchinsky and his wife Alma, of Rocky Point, Mexico, and the late Marjorie Tolchinsky. Dear sister of the late Lenore Gross. Loving grandmother of Sydney and Zachary Tolchinsky. Cherished aunt of Terie, Beth, and Fred.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 1:30 p.m. in Shalom Memorial Chapel, 1100 New London Ave., Cranston.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to your favorite charity. Shiva will be observed at 285 Pierce Ave., Warwick, Saturday 7-9, Sunday and Monday 2-4 & 7-9 p.m.

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