Evelyn Stein Lipton, 88, of Sarasota, FL, and Avon, formerly of West Hartford, wife of the late Harold Lipton, M.D., died Tuesday (January 29, 2008). Born in Hartford, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Frances Stein. Evelyn graduated from Weaver High School, Hartford, and studied music in New York before returning to Hartford to sing professionally with area bands, and on WTIC radio, before starting to raise her family. She leaves her sons: Michael Lipton and his wife Roxane of Bloomfield and Delray Beach, FL, and Stuart Lipton, M.D. and his wife Elisabeth of Rancho Santa Fe, CA; grandchildren: Jonathan Lipton and his wife Holly of New York, NY; Suzanne Jacoby and her husband Jonathan of Larchmont, NY, Jennifer Lipton and Jeffrey Lipton both of Rancho Santa Fe, Ca; and four great grandchildren: Arden and Cecily Lipton, and Alexandra and Jack Jacoby. She also leaves behind her very special longtime friend and companion Walter Feldstein, with whom she shared her life with over the last 18 years. Besides her husband, she was predeceased by a daughter-in-law, Arlene (Master) Lipton. Her family was the most important part of her life. Evelyn loved to be in regular contact with her family and friends and enthusiastically shared her thoughts and experiences with them. She was a life long member of Congregation Beth Israel, West Hartford and was active in its Sisterhood. Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 1, 2008 at 10:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary of Congregation Beth Israel, 701 Farmington Ave., West Hartford, with Rabbi Stephen Fuchs and Cantor Pamela Siskin officiating. Interment will follow in the Beth Israel Cemetery, Avon. A memorial period will be observed at the home of her son, Michael, 14 Shibah Way, Bloomfield, Friday following the funeral, Saturday from 6 – 9 p.m. and Sunday from 2 – 6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Music Fund of Congregation Beth Israel, or to a charity of the Donor’s choice. Arrangements are entrusted to Weinstein Mortuary, Hartford. For further information, directions, or to share memories of Evelyn with her family, please visit online at www.weinsteinmortuary.com.