Helen Mintzer Halperin of Atlanta passed away Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016, after a wonderful life of 93 years.

She was born in Romania on Sept. 8, 1923, and moved to Miami with her family as a small child. She graduated from Miami Senior High and the University of Miami. In 1944 she married her beloved Sammie Halperin and, after his tour of duty in the Navy, lived with him and their two children in McRae, Ga. In 1957 they moved to Sarasota, Fla., where they owned a chain of upscale ladies clothing stores called Mademoiselles. In 1989 they retired and moved to Atlanta to be close to their children and grandchildren. Helen loved viewing art, volunteering as a docent at the Ringling Museum of Art, and traveling to Europe.

Helen was preceded in death by her husband, Sammie. Helen is survived by her daughter, Marlene Halperin; her son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Cindy Halperin; grandson Craig Halperin; grandson and granddaughter-in-law Jason and Wendy Halperin; great-grandsons Taylor Halperin and Ryan Halperin; and her many nieces and nephews.

Sign the online guestbook at www.edressler.com. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association. The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18, at Arlington Memorial Park, Sandy Springs. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.