Martha C. Namerow

Martha C. Namerow age 83 of Hamden, CT, died peacefully at Connecticut Hospice after a courageous battle with brain cancer. She was predeceased by her husband Jack Namerow and is survived by her beloved son, Richard Adam Namerow and his wife Gail, and their daughter Malia Meacham and her husband Lopaka, and their three children, Kainoa, Kainalu and Kaila, and her beloved daughter Lisa Beth Namerow and her husband, Fred Tilden and their three children, Jacqueline, Elizabeth and Anna.  In addition, Martha created a legacy of step-children and step-grandchildren including Roseann Mandell and Geoff Stern, Mark Mandell and Lisa Goldman and their two children, Lauren and Eric, and Lee Mandell and his wife Suzanne Bronski and their two children, Natasha and Alexander. Martha was a dedicated medical technologist at Yale-New Haven Hospital for more than 45 years.  A world traveler, an enthusiast for life and an avid social activist, Martha Namerow leaves behind a community of family and friends who will cherish her boundless energy and zest for life.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Martha’s memory to three different causes. A fund has been set up for Stephanie Davis, the daughter-in-law of one of the women who cared for Martha who is also battling brain cancer.  Donations can be made online at: https://www.gofundme.com/z3ys4mw. You may also contribute to ORT, an organization to which Martha dedicated many years of her life, or Connecticut Hospice, Branford CT, where she received such exceptional care these past nine weeks.

Funeral service and interment will be private. A memorial service will be held at the New Haven Country Club at 11am Friday, December 4, a buffet luncheon will follow.  Shiva will be held Saturday, December 5 from 6-8pm at Martha’s home at 19 Centerbrook Road in Hamden.

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  1. Heidi Gold said,

    11.29.15 at 11:07 pm

    Rich and Lisa,
    My deepest sympathies to you on the passing of your beloved mother. She was an amazing woman and I send you my condolences. Heidi Gold

  2. Nancy Cohen said,

    11.30.15 at 11:27 am

    So sorry for your loss. Martha was a remarkable women and left no stones uncovered. We will certainly miss her very much. Bill and I send our thoughts and prayers to the entire family. Nancy Cohen


    11.30.15 at 2:26 pm

    We were so sorry to read of Martha’s passing. She was a such a warm person and special to all who knew her. We knew her in school and worked with her in the Institute for Learning in Retirement. Our deepest condolences are with you for your loss. We will always remember Martha’s great charm and consideration for others.
    Barbara and Larry Tiven

  4. Lisa namerow said,

    11.30.15 at 7:46 pm

    Rick and I deeply appreciate all your thoughts and comments. She was a powerful magnificent force in our lives and we will deeply miss her

  5. Annie Pinsker said,

    12.01.15 at 12:06 am

    Martha was a light of life. I believe she felt to many of us, like a surrogate mother, aunt, sister, friend; probably for more people than I can imagine. She was a wonderful friend and travel adventurer to my mother Selma, and along with Pearl Zeitz they were like three teenagers! She was warm and loving to me also. Martha met me in N.Y. when my orchestra was on tour many times. She never seemed to miss out on so many friends’ experiences. She was and is much loved. I’m thinking of all of you so very much.
    Love, Anne Pinsker

  6. Delly Sasson said,

    12.01.15 at 2:09 am

    Martha’s friendship meant so very much to me and so many other people. Her spirit will remain with me for the rest of my life.I’ll always remember mostly her infectious laugh and joy of life.To be Martha’s friend meant having a friend for life and that’s what she was through thick and thin.We all have our own memories of Martha that I know will sustain us for the rest of our lives.Never has anyone had such a loving and devoted family.Hopefully you will find comfort in knowing how much she loved all of you and how much you loved her.I will be with you in thought .

  7. Donna Hall & Michael Silber said,

    12.01.15 at 2:13 am

    Martha was our family, especially when we lived in Connecticut for ten years. We were with her frequently, and spent time in Hamden, in Madison and in summers at Pearl and Lou’s on Block Island. Our children grew up knowing her as a young woman full of life and adventure…she out adventured them! I could recount the evening poker games, the walks on the beach looking for special rocks, the holiday dinners at her home in Hamden. And then there were visits when we moved back to California and she came to see us and Selma. And the traveling they did! She was a force of nature and will remain that as long as we live. I am so lucky that I was able to come and spend time with her during the early phases of her radiation treatment, and we spent a few days together in Hartford and had a chance for some drives and long talks. And then again in Branford. I am heartbroken that I cannot be with you on Friday, but Michael and I will be there in spirit and thinking of you all. Love, Donna and Michael

  8. Migdalia Matos said,

    12.01.15 at 1:31 pm

    I am so sorry for your lost.May you find peace and comfort in knowing that your grief is shared by so many. Your mom will be sorely missed. God bless you and your wonderful family. Migdalia

  9. Donna Zerwitz said,

    12.01.15 at 3:06 pm

    What spunk! What joie-de-vivre! Martha was amazing, and I enjoyed every minute that I spent with her (most recently at Geoff and Roseann’s wedding party). Her spirit will live on with all of us whose lives she touched.

    With deepest sympathy,

    Donna Zerwitz

  10. Sarah Johnson said,

    12.02.15 at 3:09 am

    I’m so sorry for your loss Mrs.Lisa Namerow.My condolences go out to your family.

  11. barbara nicolazzo said,

    12.02.15 at 5:00 am

    my condolences on the passing of martha, a truly remarkable woman. i traveled vicariously through her stories about her remarkable trips. will miss her exuberance and smile.
    barbara nicolazzo
    smilow infusion room volunteer

  12. Claribel Diaz said,

    12.03.15 at 2:27 pm

    You and your family are in my heart and mind. I extend my deepest sympathies to you and your family. When we lose a loved one here on earth we gain an angel that watches over us. May you take confort in Knowing that you have an ANGEL to watch over you and your family.

    My deepest sympathies

  13. Micheline & Richard Weisbroat said,

    12.04.15 at 4:36 am

    Our heartfelt sympathy to Lisa and Richard and all the family, a family which was Martha’s pride and joy and to whom she was forever devoted.

    She was a loving mother who adored her children and grandchildren and could never do enough for them.

    A woman of valor, always gracious, full of life, ideas, and love, a giver and a doer, always ready with a helping hand, a great spirit of inexhaustible energy and ever of good cheer.

    A dear friend with whom we, on Block Island, played passionate poker, and counted our chips, frolicked on the beach, relished “big” lobster, munched on corn cob, partook of apple crisp, ice cream, brownies, and sweet honeydew – she will be sorely missed but always in our heart.

    Her memory is to be cherished and for a blessing. May it serve to comfort the family and thereby spare them from further sorrow.

  14. Catherine Ianello said,

    12.05.15 at 2:27 am

    Dear Tilden Family,

    I am sorry for your loss, Martha was a wonderful person and someone who will never be forgotten. The love and care she to everyone she cared about will always be remember.

    With love,
    Catherine Ianello

  15. Anne Storz said,

    01.04.16 at 3:40 pm

    Dear Lisa — I am so sorry about the loss of your wonderful Mom — and also disappointed that I didn’t discover the sad news until now. I know how much you loved your Mom and how important you were to one another. She was such a lively inspiring woman– I am grateful to have known her. You will aways have her inspiration — somehow our mothers remain with us forever..
    My sympathy too to your brother Rich, whom I remember well, and the rest of the family. I will pass this news on to Bill, Karen and Liz. If you visit Meadowbrook for any reason, please stop by. love, anne storz