June 10, 2014
Eleanor Oberfield Fine, 91, of Providence, Rhode Island, died on Thursday, May 8th. She is survived by her husband of 67 wonderful years, Alfred Fine, whom she met at the American Association of University Women Officers Club in Philadelphia, where he was stationed at the end of combat in WWII.
Ellie, as she was known, is also survived by her loving children, Stephen (Ellen), Nancy and Robert (Susan), and five loving and loved grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A proud graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Class of 1944, and before that Simon Gratz High School, Ellie worked alongside her husband in interior design and, in 1972, she and her husband founded Fine Travel, Inc., of which she was President. She was also a former board member of Temple Beth-El and the Gordon School, and was active in many community organizations in Rhode Island, including Miriam Hospital where she was a Miriam Friend, the Girl Scouts and the Boy Scouts.
A daughter of the late I. Frank and Beatrice Drucker Oberfield of Philadelphia, she was predeceased by her brother Richard J. Oberfield. She also leaves many fond friends in Philadelphia, her place of birth.
In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Ellie and Alfred Fine Scholarship Fund at the Gordon School, 45 Maxfield Avenue, East Providence, R.I. 02914, or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.