Nicolas Kopelman

November 2, 1928 - May 2, 2018
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Nicolas Kopelman, age 89 years, of Bridgewater Township, NJ, died peacefully on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at Bridgeway Care Center, Bridgewater, NJ.

Born in Montevideo, Uruguay, November 2, 1928, son of the late Felipe and Clara Weinstein Kopelman, Nicolas had resided in Bridgewater for the past two years, having formerly lived in Hollywood, FL for twenty years and Queens, NY prior to that. He came to the United States in 1963.

A family man with one of the gentlest hearts around, Nicolas never raised his voice or had an unkind word for anyone. He worked hard and instilled the values of respect and caring in his sons.

An avid soccer and boxing fan, having played both sports for many years, he was looking forward to the World Cup this year, and now will have the best seat possible!

Married to the love of his life, Maria Zaras Kopelman for sixty-one years, the two were able to remain together in the same room at Bridgeway Care Center.  Their relationship was admired by all those at Bridgeway because their love for one another was so genuine.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are two sons and daughters-in-law, Ralph and Marianne Kopelman and Leonardo and Debbie Kopelman; two grandchildren, David and Marissa Kopelman; a brother, Moises Kopelman; and many extended family and friends.

The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to everyone at Bridgeway Care Center for their support over the past two years.

Graveside funeral services officiated by Cantor Kathy Gohr will take place on Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. in the Flemington Jewish Community Cemetery, 67 Capner Street, Flemington, NJ 08822 under the care and direction of Wright & Ford Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 38 State Highway 31, Flemington, NJ. Everyone is encouraged to meet directly at the cemetery beginning at 1:45 p.m. on Sunday.

Please visit Nicolas’s permanent memorial site at where one can light a memorial candle and leave a message of condolence and words of comfort, as well as share stories and photographs of his life.

As is custom in the Jewish faith, no flowers please. Those wishing may make a contribution in Nicolas’s name to the American Heart Association.


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Service Information

Date: Sunday, May 6, 2018

Time: 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Flemington Jewish Community Cemetery


67 Capner Street, Flemington, NJ, 08822

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Please arrive at the cemetery on Sunday beginning at 1:45 p.m. Funeral Home Care Team members will be there to guide you upon arrival.

Cemetery Information

Date: Sunday, May 6, 2018

Time: 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Flemington Jewish Community Cemetery


67 Capner Street, Flemington, NJ, 08822

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Donation Information

American Heart Association

Cardiovascular diseases and stroke are the #1 cause of death in New Jersey. Learn about the lifesaving work of the American Heart Association in New Jersey.

Phone: (609) 208-0020

1 Union Street, Suite 301
Robbinsville, NJ 08691
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Born: November 2, 1928
Died: May 2, 2018

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Victor chirco posted on 5/6/18

I'm sorry to hear about his passing.Nick was a good man he was there for the family and friends. Think of the good times you had with him. I know there is plenty of that. You will smile.