Morton Paige


PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Morton Yale Paige died at Philip Hulitar Hospice in Providence on Nov. 29. 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 wife of 38 years, Sylvia (Greenstein) Paige.

Born in Worcester, Massachusetts, and raised in Providence, Morton graduated from Hope High School (1942), and was a 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; 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 four grandsons, Lenny and Jonathan Sosner, and Justin and Jordon Blotcher.

In his last years, Morton enjoyed a wonderful life with the residents and staff at Wingate Assisted Living.

Contributions in his 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.