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. Lisa and Peter Resnik said,

    11.07.09 at 7:47 am

    To Betsy, Lisa, Peter, Emerrita, Joe and all,
    Extending our sincere condolences and warm memories. Will be in touch.
    Lisa and Peter Resnik
    Louisville, KY

  2. Carol F Wade, RN said,

    11.07.09 at 9:31 am

    To Betsy and family, Please accept my conolances. He was a wonderful person and doctor. Carol Wade, RN

  3. Esther Brochin said,

    11.07.09 at 9:42 am

    Sending my most sincere condolance to Betsy,Lisa, Peter and the whole family.Love Esther

  4. Dr. Alan Gelbert said,

    11.07.09 at 12:13 pm

    In memory of a classmate from Jr. High School.

  5. Margaret said,

    11.07.09 at 1:08 pm

    My deepest sympathy to the family. There has rarely been a day in the past 38 years that I haven’t thanked God for finding Dr. Brochin. He was recommended to me by a friend after four miscarriages and my OB, doing nothing and telling me that it just wasn’t meant to be. Dr, Brochin personally called me on the phone the night I made the appointment and told me everything is possible and related some success stories. I now have three grown beautiful daughters as a result of nothing more than vitamins, thyroid meds and Dr. Brochin’s watchful eye. I will never forget him.

  6. Michael & Annmarie Brochin said,

    11.07.09 at 3:44 pm

    To Aunt Betsy, Lisa, Peter, Emeritta, Joe and the rest of the gang including the grandkids,

    Our most sincere condolences on the passing of our Uncle Malcolm.

    Michael, Annmarie & Matthew Brochin
    Golden, CO

  7. Ruth and Martin Danzig said,

    11.07.09 at 4:10 pm

    Dear Betsy,
    Our most sincere condolences to you and your Family.
    We both have a long and valued relationship with Mal.
    With Love,

    Ruth and Marty
    Los Angeles, California

  8. John and Candace McLaughlin said,

    11.07.09 at 8:07 pm

    To Peter and Emeritta and the rest of your family,

    We were so sorry to hear of the sudden loss of your father. Please accept our deepest condolences.

    John and Candy

    Naples, FL

  9. Bev Franken said,

    11.07.09 at 10:11 pm

    Dear Betsy,
    I was so sorry to hear of Mal’s passing. He was a good friend to Larry and me, as well as a fine doctor, without whose expertise we probably would not have become parents.

  10. Cogguillo Family/Jean said,

    11.08.09 at 9:23 am

    Dear Betsy & Family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Jean Cogguillo

  11. Anna Mongillo said,

    11.08.09 at 1:55 pm

    Dear Brochin Family,
    Malcolm was so dear to all of us at the Ob-Gyn family. He cared about his
    patients & remembered the smallest details of their histories which meant so much to them. He treated us with respect & we all have fond memories to keep forever.
    Anna Mongillo

  12. Damien, John, and Ali Yarbrough said,

    11.08.09 at 2:18 pm

    Dear Betsy, Pete, Em, and the girls,

    So very sorry to hear about your Dad.
    We are all thinking of you.

  13. Toby and Christine Farrel said,

    11.08.09 at 3:20 pm

    To Betsy, Peter, Lisa and their families.. We were so sorry to hear about Malcolm’s passing. All your family has a special place in our hearts.. Our sincere condolonces. Toby and Christine, Phoenix, Az

  14. sally isenberg cohn said,

    11.08.09 at 6:28 pm

    Betsy, and all of your grandchildren, and Lisa and Peter,
    You are in our prayers. Malcolm has always been an important person in my life and in my family’s life. His love and devotion to all of you have always and will always be an inspiration to me. Love, Sally and family

  15. Alberta Gambardella said,

    11.08.09 at 6:56 pm

    Betsy and Family,

    So sorry to hear about your loss. I liked Malcolm a lot. We will be in touch Betsy in the near future.

    Love, Alberta

  16. Susan Brochin said,

    11.08.09 at 7:43 pm

    Dearest Betsy, Lisa and Peter, Emmerita and all of the grandkids,

    Tom and I send out love and prayers to you all. Malcolm was always there for all of us. I know how deeply loving and caring he was to all of you and his extended family of patients and the special babies he brought into the world with care. He will be missed.

    Much love,
    Suzy Brochin and Tom Shott
    Mountain View, CA

  17. marvin s arons,md--H'48 said,

    11.08.09 at 7:52 pm

    As Class Secretary of Hopkins School Class of 1948, all of us extend our condolences to the Brochin Family – Mal was a fine scholar-athlete with a superb education.

  18. Judith Purcell said,

    11.08.09 at 8:50 pm

    Dear members of the Brochin family,

    Dr. Brochin brought both of my daughters into the world.I was saddened to read of his passing.He was a kind and compassionate man, his was a life well lived.My thoughts and prayers are with all of you .

  19. Cindi DeLuca Gagnon said,

    11.08.09 at 9:34 pm

    Dear Mrs Brochin,

    I am so sorry to hear of Dr. Brochin’s passing. My deepest sympathy to you and all your family.

    Cindi DeLuca Gagnon

  20. Jane Snaider said,

    11.09.09 at 8:03 am

    Betsy and family.

    A fine man, a caring doctor. Always there for his patients with warmth, pride, dedication, kindness, a good ear, a fabulous memory and the most incredible diagnostic hands. He will be missed and remembered.

    My thoughts are with you.

    Jane Snaider

  21. Sheila Haverkampf said,

    11.09.09 at 8:29 am

    Dear Lisa and family,

    My sincere condolences. I was so sorry to learn of Dr. Brochin’s passing.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Sheila Haverkampf

  22. Janice Lippens said,

    11.09.09 at 11:39 am

    To the Brochin family,
    I am so saddened by Dr. Brochin’s passing. He was my doctor for over thirty years until his retirement. I had so much respect for his knowledge and opinions. When he would refer me to other doctors, they would always comment on how astute he was. I miss him dearly.

  23. Andy Farrel said,

    11.09.09 at 1:31 pm

    Dear Mrs. Brochin, Peter,Em & Lisa,

    I am so sorry for your loss. I am also very sorry i could not be there with you today. Most all of my childhood memories include your family in some fashion. I am sure Malcolm figured he should have been able to declare me as a dependant on his taxes i spent so much time in your home over the years. I know nothing i can do or say can ease the pain of loosing a husband or father but understand that his memory will live on in us.

    Andy, Susan, Courtney & Franklin Farrel

  24. Mrs. Ellecia R. Sims said,

    11.09.09 at 3:51 pm

    Dear Mrs. Brochin & Family,

    We were saddend to hear of Dr. Brochin’s passing. He was a special

    person to his patients. He delivered our youngest children in 1963 (girl)

    and 1967(boy), this completed our family of four . Thank you and family

    for sharing him.

    Again our sympathy,


    Mr. & Mrs. Raymond L. Sims, Sr.


  25. Theresa C. Gamberdella said,

    11.09.09 at 6:44 pm

    Betsy and family: I was very sorry to hear of the passing of Dr. Brochin. I was a patient of his for many years and had the pleasure of meeting you Betsy while working at Beazley Co. Realtors. Dr. Brochin saved my life, and I will be forever grateful to him. My sincere condolences. Terri Gamberdella

  26. 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.

  27. 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

  28. 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

  29. 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

  30. 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

  31. 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

  32. 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.

  33. 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.

  34. 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.