Shirley Nulman, 94


NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. – Shirley L. Nulman passed away on Nov. 8, 2022, at Bayview Rehab at Scalabrini, in North Kingstown. She was the beloved wife of the late Lawrence Nulman for 70 years. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Nathan and Mollie (Silverman) Snell. She had lived in Cranston for 61 years.

She worked alongside her husband, Lawrence, at Barnes Cleansers for some time, serving as a bookkeeper and alterations assistant. While she enjoyed working alongside her adoring husband and truly enjoyed her work with Barnes Cleansers, she was graced with a more important job that she took very seriously, motherhood. She was an active mother who made sure to provide her children with the unwavering support they needed; she joined the PTA and oversaw a troop of Brownies with the Girl Scouts of America as a troop leader. She enjoyed sewing and creating beautiful clothing for her daughters.

She enjoyed reading, ballroom dancing and playing mahjong, but most of all she valued time with her family as her children grew and brought grandchildren into her world. In her later years, Shirley joined the condo association in Pompano, Florida, and was blessed to be able to enjoy winters in Florida.

She was a devoted mother to Lee Nulman, of Cranston; Patti and her husband, Noel Simpson, of Narragansett; and Nancy and her husband, Tim Persons, of St. Louis, Missouri.

She was the dear sister of the late Albert Snell; his wife, Miriam; and William Snell.

She was the loving grandmother of Nicole Berman and her wife, Cait Dooley; Mitchell Berman; Alyssa Persons; and Kyle Persons and his wife, Rachel Trent.

Contributions in her memory may be made to Beacon Hospice, 854 American Way, Suite A, Baton Rouge, LA 70816 or the Alzheimer’s Association of Rhode Island, 245 Waterman Ave., Providence, RI 02906.

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