Susanne (Bashner) Friedman
Susanne Lois Friedman, 71, died on the morning of Thursday, February 18, 2010, succumbing to her courageous battle against cancer. Her final days were spent surrounded by her family that she had touched so greatly during her life. Born July 18, 1938, in Bridgeport, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Bessie Stone Bashner. She graduated from the University of Connecticut in 1960, majoring in Education. She worked in the Bloomfield school system for over ten years, assisting special education students. She then worked at Alvin & Co. for twenty one years. She moved to Florida in 2003, where she opened her own business, U-Neek Gifts, selling jewelry and handbags to women in her community. She also worked as a sales associate for three years at Chicos in Delray Beach, FL. She moved back to Connecticut to live with her daughter, Robyn, upon being diagnosed in 2008.

Sue, as her friends and family called her, had a love for people. Friendship meant everything to her, as she remained close to her friends of over twenty years. Sue also had a passion for cooking and traveling. Her family was the most important part of her life and she truly will be missed. Sue is survived by her daughters, Dana Friedman Kerendian and Robyn Coran, sons-in-law Edward Coran and Farid Kerendian; and 5 grandchildren: Danielle , Zachary, Alexander, Kayla and Emma. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, February 21, 2010 at 11:00 AM in the Chapel of the Weinstein Mortuary, 640 Farmington Ave, Hartford. Friends and family are invited back to the home of her daughter, Robyn Coran, 55 Avalon Drive in Avon, following the funeral. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital at 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105 or at For further information, directions, or to sign the guestbook for Susanne, please visit online at

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