Miriam “Mimi” Freiman Opinsky passed away peacefully on Friday, (March 29, 2013), at her Hartford residence, surrounded by her two loving daughters. Born in Hartford on Dec. 20, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Bessie Slobin. She raised her family in West Hartford with the late Nathan Freiman. Mimi was also the widow of the late Dr. Morton Opinsky. She graduated from the University of Connecticut and was a substitute teacher in the Hartford Public School system for many years. She leaves her two daughters, Joanne G. Freiman of West Hartford, and Nancy E. Coleman and her husband Drew of East Hampton; two grandchildren, Jarret Coleman and Allison Coleman; as well as two nieces Sheri Shea; Jodi Dimetres and a nephew, Scott Slobin.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 in the Chapel of Weinstein Mortuary, 640 Farmington Ave., Hartford with Rabbi Alan Lefkowitz officiating. Interment will follow in Fairview Cemetery, 200 Whitman Rd., West Hartford. Following the interment the family will receive relatives and friends at Congregation Beth Israel, 701 Farmington Ave., West Hartford. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice . For further information, directions, or to sign the guest book for Miriam, please visit online at www.weinsteinmortuary.com/funerals.cfm.