Malcolm Brochin, MD

Dr. Malcolm Brochin, 78, of Woodbridge, died suddenly on November 6th at home. He was the husband of Elizabeth Resnik Brochin. Born in New Haven on April 17, 1931 to the late Mary and Leo Brochin, he is survived by his daughter, Lisa Rosner of Orange, his son, Peter (Emerrita) of Estero, Florida, and his son-in-law, Dr. Joseph A. Camilleri Jr. of Hamden. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Molly, Abigail, and Robert Rosner, Marina and Madison Brochin, and Joseph and Anna Camilleri. He was predeceased by his daughter, Dr. Martha Brochin and a brother Merwin Brochin. He was a graduate of the Hopkins School class of 1948, Dartmouth College in 1952, and Harvard Medical School in 1956. Dr. Brochin was a longtime obstetrician and gynecologist in the New Haven area, and was an Associate Clinical  Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Yale University. A gathering for family and friends in his memory will be held at The Country Club of Woodbridge on Monday, November 9th, at 4:00 p.m. Contributions in Dr. Brochin’s memory may be made to YCC-Dr. Cooper’s Lymphoma Fund, c/o Margaret Sasaki, Yale Cancer Center, 157 Church St., New Haven, CT 06510-2100.

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  1. Sarabeth Gottlieb Friedman said,

    11.09.09 at 8:47 pm

    Dear Betsy and family,
    Malcolm was a special friend to me. As a Nurse-Midwife he was my first boss. I learned much of my current ob-gyn practice from him. He was a compassionate, sensitive man who displayed warmth and caring to all around him. I remember when he first met me on the labor and delivery floor at YNHH he said” what’s a nice Jewish girl like you doing getting your hands all dirty with this stuff!” HIs sense of humor was warm. I am sorry I didn’t see him in recent years but he will always hold a special place in my memories. My thoughts and prayers and love go to you at this difficult time. I hope you find some comfort in knowing how many lives Malcolm touched and how loved he was by the community.

  2. Peter & Bets Goodwin said,

    11.10.09 at 8:47 am

    Dear Betsy, Lisa & Family,

    We were sadden to learn of your loss. Remember that our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Lisa, please know that we are always there for you if you need us.

    Sincerely, Bets, Bert & Peter

  3. Ginny Arnell said,

    11.11.09 at 11:19 pm

    Dear Betsy,
    You may remember how much Malcolm enjoyed my music. He was my favorite fan. He and Merwin left a permanent impression in my life. Without Malcolm, I would not have given birth to my beautiful children. He gave me Hope when I thought there was no possible Hope to be a Mother. I am forever grateful to this quiet,sensitive genius.
    Ginny Arnell

  4. roxanne miller socolow said,

    11.13.09 at 8:51 am

    Dear Betsy-a voice from many years ago. Sending you and your family sincere condolences on the loss of a beautiful man. Thoughts are with you. Please remember me to Topsy and Bobby Resnick. Roxie(anne) Socolow

  5. Joanne McCarty said,

    11.14.09 at 11:33 am

    Dear Mrs. Brochin and Family,
    I met Dr.Brochin over forty-five years ago,when he was one of the few OB/GYN doctors on the shoreline(he kidded me about getting his name out of the phonebook,in the Madison/Clinton area).My husband and I had been married a few years and I was not conceiving .Dr. Brochin was so patient to kind to a
    novice of a young woman.
    John and I eventually were able to adopt 2 babies through Catholic Charities ,Tom and Kate grew into fine grownups,loving and good spouses and parents.
    At forty I became pregnant (also had a fibroid tumor),and your dear husband saw me through having a C-Section ,during a very cold,cold,winter,and delivered a beautiful baby girl for John and me. Molly Kampas McCarty ,will be thirty-three this January and will be married in the Caribbean this spring.

    Dr.Brochin was always so easy to know ,and talk to about any worries one had,didn’t talk down to you,had a sense of humor,was always a gentle man and fine physician.

    Am sure he will be sorely missed. Am glad that he had a few retirement years.
    With sympathy and thoughts,
    Joanne S. McCarty

  6. Roxanne Miller Socolow said,

    11.15.09 at 9:57 am

    Dear Betsy and your family. My Mother-Esther Miller (age 94) sends her heartfelt condolences to you. She was friendly with the Brochins-Malcolm’s parents. Needless to say our fathers were “friendly rivals”on the golf course and I hope more than friends off the course. Thinking of you and Martha with such fond memories. Roxie xx

  7. Hillary said,

    11.15.09 at 5:49 pm

    My mother, Helene, was a patient of Dr. Brochin’s. He was always available for any questions that she may have. She enjoyed joking with him and would tell her friends what a wonderful doctor he was. When my mother was in the convalescent home, he even offered to see her there as a patient as she wasn’t able to come into his office.
    I want you to know there aren’t many doctors that would be as thoughtful, and as caring as Dr. Brochin.
    My sympathies are with your family.

  8. James Brochin said,

    11.25.09 at 5:23 pm

    Dear Betsy, Lisa, Molly, Abby, Robert, Joe, Joey, Anna, Peter, Emmerita, Madison and Marina and everyone here who knew Malcolm:

    I want to thank Malcolm Brochin, along with his late brother, my late father, Merwin Brochin, for a small yet enduring lesson.

    Speed boat mariners they were, captains of fast.

    Summer of 1967, Uncle Malcolm, my dad and I, in the 16 foot Sea Ray. That day the wind and rain kicked up with near gale force, five foot white crested swells broke over the bow, swept over the canopy and splashed onto the back seats and into the bilge. Malcolm yelled over the noise, “This is how it’s done. Straight into the waves, and we’ll make it back. Hold on.” Uncle Malcolm threw a grin at my dad, and dad bounced it to me. We held on, and made it back.

  9. Mary Luongo said,

    11.29.09 at 6:25 pm

    I didn’t know this guestbook was available–just went on line to look for Malcolm Brochin.
    I teach literature, and am talking lately about Hamlet, Act V, where we are reminded that we tend to live, large or small, and then disappear into dust. But there are those who make such a difference that they linger in the lives that follow.
    Malcolm Brochin was such a man. He delivered my third son, Jonathan, in 1971 (Jon just had his second son.) I saw Dr Brochin mostly once a year, unless there was a concern. And then with what calm confidence he listened and eased.
    We always covered the same ground–eldest son Tom, graduate of Columbia. But it was his attention that I will remember. I can see him, in golf sweater, and hear him ask important questions. Always listening.
    Thank you, Dr. Brochin.