Nancy Gurewitz Simon

Nancy Gurewitz Simon (81) (or 39 again if you asked her) Loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, and grandmother passed away on Valentines Day after many years of a broken heart, longing to be with her husband Martin (the big guy) and after many years of chronic pain associated with her illness. She is survived by her two sons Barry and Steven, their wives Susan and Eileen, and grandchildren Mareyna, Nyla, Taryn, Michael, Jack and Patrick, as well as several nieces, their children, and several cousins. Nancy is predeceased by her husband, her brother and sister-in-law Alvin and Dolores Gurewitz and her parents Albert and Freda Gurewitz. Nancy was born and raised in New Haven where, after attending Lesley College for a short time, she met her husband Martin. They moved to Hamden where they raised a family and remained life long residents. Nancy loved her family and her trips to Cape Cod, and when she wasn’t there, she was telling a story about when she was. Nancy loved to bake and was always chasing a great recipe.  Nancy was a bit of a poet, taking great care and much effort to include them in cards and letters for family and friends. Hallmark may have missed out on who could have been their best writer. She loved going for a “bite” at IHOP or the Colony and the leftovers were for the next meal. Nancy was always collecting something that reminded her of her past, and she held on to her collections with all her might.  Also, the CVS cashiers and grocery store clerks will not know what to do without the chronic complaints and requests for odd things; they too can rest easy.  She is at peace now, away from pain, and reunited with her husband, family and friends whom she missed terribly.

Funeral service will be private. The interment will be in the Beaverdale Memorial Park, New Haven.

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  1. Claire and Sam Shindler said,

    02.16.20 at 8:12 am

    Barry and Steven, our deepest condolences at the loss of your mom. She was a warm and welcoming neighbor when we moved to Exeter Road.
    Claire and Sam Shindler

  2. Ellie Goldstein said,

    02.16.20 at 8:33 am

    Barry and Steven. my sincerest sympathies on the passing of your Mom.

  3. Jane Bouvier said,

    02.16.20 at 9:21 am

    Nancy was a valued neighbor and friend and helped make growing up in Academy Hill a welcoming experience. My condolences to all of her family.

  4. Randy & Lori Ferrell said,

    02.16.20 at 10:34 am

    So sorry to hear about the death of you mother.
    Our prayers are with you and your family. God bless you all

  5. Carolyn Miller Nicholson said,

    02.16.20 at 10:35 am

    Dear Barry and Steven
    Please accept my deepest sympathy for the loss of our dear Nancy.
    I have more cherished memories of she and your Dad than I can count. I can only imagine the welcome home party that is taking place with all the family and loving friends that went before her. I am keeping you close in my thoughts and prayers.

  6. Mary Beth Reynolds said,

    02.16.20 at 4:29 pm

    My condolences Steve and Barry. May your mother’s soul rest in peace.
    Mary Beth

  7. Wiley Mullins said,

    02.17.20 at 1:25 pm

    Barry & Family:

    So very sorry to learn of the loss of Nancy. Although, I didn’t know her personally, the words and stories describing her that are reflected in her obituary caused me to wish I had known her.

    My prayers and thoughts are with the family.


  8. Salvatore Carrabba said,

    02.18.20 at 8:46 am

    Barry and Family

    My condolences for the loss of your dear mother.

    Nancy sounds like a passionate lady who enjoyed life. Clearly, a women that has left you with warm memories and wonderful stories that will live on.

  9. David Ferrigno said,

    02.18.20 at 9:38 am

    My Deepest Sympathy to you and your Family. The loss of a Mom is tough. May she be at rest.

  10. Sandie Steller said,

    02.27.20 at 12:42 pm

    Barry, Steven and family,
    I just found out about the loss of my dear friend Nancy. I have many found memories of her. She was a kind and thoughtful friend. I know she suffered many years with terrible pain. She missed your Dad every moment. We used to play UNO with my Dad before his passing. Great memories, for sure. I knew something was bad when I didn’t hear back from her. God just gained a new angel. With deepest condolences,