Lawrence “Larry” E. Nulman


Lawrence “Larry” E. Nulman, 93, died Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at Kent Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Shirley (Snell) Nulman for 70 years.

Born in Norwich, CT, a son of the late Nathan and Lottie (Zais) Nulman, he lived in Cranston for 56 years and was a winter resident of Pompano Beach, FL for 20 years. He was the owner of Barnes’ Cleansers in Pawtucket for 41 years. Larry was a Purple Heart World War II Army veteran, serving in Europe where he was wounded during the Battle of the Hurtgen Forest. He was a member of the former RI Jewish Fraternal Association. He enjoyed biking, dancing and golfing. Larry was a kind, hardworking family man, and always had a smile on his face.

He was the devoted father of Lee Nulman of Cranston, Patti Simpson (Noel) of Narragansett and Nancy Persons (Tim) of St. Louis, MO. Dear brother of the late Saul and Samuel Nulman, Shirley Coleman, Gertrude Gordon and Evelyn Katz. Loving grandfather of Nicole and Mitchell Berman and Alyssa and Kyle Persons.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to American Cancer Society, 931 Jefferson Blvd, #3004, Warwick, RI 02886 or Operation Stand Down RI, 1010 Hartford Ave., Johnston, RI 02919. For online condolences, please visit


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