Dorothy "Dot" Friedman
Dorothy "Dot" Friedman passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on January 13th. Born in Kansas City, Missouri in 1920, she lived a roaring 95 years. As a girl, she developed what would be a lifelong love for music and theater. That passion for music led her as a teenager to have a show on a local Kansas City radio station. Pursued by many, Dot married her first sweetheart, Kansas City entrepreneur and toy maker, Henry Rosenberg. She kept the business's books and also had a brief stint as an insurance salesperson, unheard for a woman in those days. Together Henry and Dorothy had two beautiful daughters, Judy and Shirley. After Henry's untimely death in 1954, Dorothy married Sol Friedman two years later. Together with Sollie, she and the girls moved to Cedarhurst Long Island and then to Manhattan. Dorothy's love for her daughters and their husbands, Mark Brown and Ira Yohalem was emblematic of the value she placed on family. The impact and involvement she had on her grandsons Hagan and Lewis Brown, their wives Alicia and Miki and her four great grandchildren Sophie, Jack, Tessa, and Marley Brown continued throughout her life.

Cigarettes and salt were close seconds to her love for her family! A two-three pack a day smoker for 65 years, an inveterate salt user up until the day she died, Dot’s cravings highlighted her devil may care personality. Then there was her longing to travel. Dot could be packed and ready to go at a moment’s notice. In fact the day before she passed away, she talked about going on an African Safari. Even with oxygen 24/7, she was sure she could make the trip. Dorothy was feisty, irreverent and always the life of the party. Of course she will be missed, but her stories will live on forever in the hearts and memories of her family and friends. At this point in time Dorothy joins her beloved son-in-law Mark Brown and husbands Henry and Sollie. As she embarks on her final journey we bid her so long, farewell, auf wiedershen, adieu.

Funeral services will be held at 12:30pm on Friday, January 15, 2016 in the Chapel of the Weinstein Mortuary, 640 Farmington Ave, Hartford, CT. with Rabbi David J. Small officiating. The family will receive relatives and friends at the home of her daughter, Judy Brown, immediately following the interment on Friday, on Saturday, Jan. 16th from 6:30-8:30pm and on Sunday, Jan. 17th from 2:00-5:00pm. Memorial Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society (, The Watkinson School, 180 Bloomfield Ave., Hartford, CT 06105 or to Construct, Inc., 41 Mahanie St., Great Barrington, MA 01230. For further information, directions, or to sign the guest book for Dorothy, please visit online at

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