Irene (Kotas) Opalenski, 94, of New Britain, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 4, 2021. She was the beloved wife of the late Walter Opalenski. Daughter of the late Stanley Kotas and Sophie (David) Kotas Tomczak, she was a lifelong resident of New Britain and a parishioner of Holy Cross Church. She leaves her nephews, Richard Markiewicz of Houston, Texas, Robert Markiewicz of Woodstock, N.Y. and Philip Opalenski of Providence, R.I., and many great nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, May 14 at 10 a.m. at Holy Cross Church, 31 Biruta St., New Britain. She will be laid to rest beside her husband in Sacred Heart Cemetery, New Britain. Duksa Family Funeral Homes at Burritt Hill, 332 Burritt St., New Britain is serving her family. To share a memory, please visit us at www.burritthill.com .