Gertrude Antin, 93


CRANSTON, R.I. – Gertrude (Trude) Antin, of Cranston, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on March 2.  She was the beloved wife of the late Edwin Antin. Born in the Bronx, New York, she was the daughter of the late Esther and Nathan Silver. 

All who knew Trude would be touched by her special gifts of kindness, sense of humor, wisdom and inclusion, making everyone who came in contact with her feel so special.   She lived for her family and spread joy and love.  She especially enjoyed the times with her grandchildren teaching, reading and playing with them while stretching their imaginations.  Trude was extremely talented.  She wrote poetry and enjoyed participating in many recreational sports and activities such as golf, tennis, ceramics and painting.  Trude was a member of Temple Torat Yisrael and its sisterhood.

She is survived by her sons, Norman (Gail) Antin of Burke, Virginia,  Frank (Allyson) Antin, Lewis (Jo-Ann) Antin, all of Cranston; her daughter, Ellen (Barry) Golden of East Greenwich; a brother, Jack (Barbara) Silver of Florida; and her eight grandchildren, Brian, Douglas, Elizabeth, Ethan, Jonathan and Jacob Antin and Mitchell and Eddye Golden.  Trude was the sister of the late Bernard Silver.

In Trude's memory, donations may be made to the Edwin and Trude Antin Endowment Fund, Temple Torat Yisrael and to Hope Hospice RI, 1085 North Main St., Providence, RI 02904.

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