Maxine Morse, 91


WEST WARWICK, R.I. – Maxine Morse passed away on May 13 at home in the presence of her loving family. She was the beloved wife of the late Gilbert Morse. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late David and Matilda (Ross) Silevitch, she most recently lived in West Warwick, previously having lived in Warwick and Cranston. 

She was the owner of the former Maxine’s Art Gallery in East Greenwich and Warwick. Maxine was a former member of Temple Beth Israel and a member of the Cranston Senior Guild. She was an avid bowler and bridge player. Maxine adored her two dogs, Shane and Lilly.

She was the devoted mother of Donna Young and her partner, Stephen Tippe, of Cranston; David Morse and his late wife, Marilyn, of Cranston; Mark Morse and his wife, Maureen, of Johnston; and Lloyd Morse and his wife, Pamela, of West Warwick. She was the dear sister of the late Kenneth Gross. She was the loving grandmother of 10 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

A special thank you to the home hospice caregivers, especially Francesca Pacheco of VNA Care NE, who provided comfort and assistance to Maxine during her critical time.

Contributions in her memory may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 50 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or VNA Care NE Foundation, 51 Health Lane, Warwick, RI 02886.