Lillian (Silver) Birnbaum, 94, of North Andover, Massachusetts, formerly of New Britain, Connecticut, died Saturday, July 27, 2013 at home with her family. She was the widow of Myron Birnbaum of New Britain. Born in Waterbury, Connecticut, Lillian was the daughter of the late Celia and Morris Silver of New Britain, and sister of the late Abraham Silver of New Britain.
Lillian was a graduate of the Hartt School of Music, attended Yale University for graduate studies in piano, and was a professional piano teacher and inspiration to hundreds. She performed frequently both solo and with her husband Myron. She was a board member of the New Britain Symphony.
She was the mother of Iris Birnbaum Burkat ( Howard) of Hastings-on-Hudson, NY, Joan Birnbaum Krasnoo ( James) of Andover, Mass, and the late Nancy Birnbaum Tumarkin; the grandmother of Ethan Krasnoo, Paul Krasnoo (Renee Witlin), and Oliver Burkat; and the great-grandmother of Noa Kraslen. She was also an aunt and great aunt to many.
Funeral services will be held at 12:00 noon on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at the Beth Alom Cemetery, 48 Allen St., New Britain. A memorial will be held at Edgewood Retirement Community, 575 Osgood Street, North Andover, Massachusetts, Friday, August 2, 2013 from 2 to 4 PM.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Hartt School, Institutional Advancement, University of Hartford, 200 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford, CT 06117 Attn: C. Doty. For further information, directions, or to sign the guest book, please see www.weinsteinmortuary.com/funerals.cfm.