Beatrice Hoffman of West Hartford, beloved daughter of the late Benjamin and Hattie (Ziskin) Schwolsky, beloved wife of the late Jack Hoffman and beloved sister of the late Faye Schwolsky, died Sunday morning at the age of 88 at the Hebrew Home and Hospital. As a young woman, she wanted to become a nurse, and since Hartford nursing schools denied admission to Jewish women, she went to Temple University in Philadelphia for her training. She worked as a nurse at Mount Sinai Hospital in Hartford and then as a school nurse in the West Hartford Public Schools. She was proud of her large family and extremely devoted to them. She was active in the American Jewish Congress, the Sisterhood of the Emanuel Synagogue, Hadassah and the Association of Jewish Nurses. She was passionate about the game of bridge and played enthusiastically with her many friends until the last month of her life. Friends and family were always welcome at her home of 45 years on Ballard Drive in West Hartford. She is survived by her sister, Helen Feingold of Scottsdale, AZ; four children: Harriet Hoffman of San Francisco, CA; Daniel Hoffman and his wife Lisa of San Diego, CA; Joshua Hoffman and his wife Ruth of Greensboro, NC; and Susan Hoffman Fishman and her husband Robert Fishman of West Hartford; eight beloved grandchildren: Jonathan Hoffman and his wife Tracey; Deb Hoffman and her partner Lisa Tilis; Noah Hoffman and his wife Karen, Betsy Crimmins; David Hoffman, Amy Hoffman, Benjamin Fishman and Gabriel Fishman; three great grandchildren and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral Services will be held TODAY, Monday, October 10 at 1:30 pm. in the Chapel of the Weinstein Mortuary, 640 Farmington Ave., Hartford. Due to the holiday of Yom Kippur, an abbreviated shiva will be observed at the home of her daughter Susan following the funeral and on Monday and Tuesday. Memorial contributions can be made to the Jack and Beatrice Hoffman Fund c/o the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Hartford, 333 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford, CT. 06117. For further information, directions or to share memories of Bea with her family, please visit on-line at www.weinsteinmortuary.com.