Mary Bratu


Mary Bratu, 91, of Hamden, died at home on July 2, 2020. She was the daughter of Herman Linscher and Yetti Segall,  predeceased by Dr. Marcel Bratu in 2019 after 69 years of marriage. She leaves a daughter, Monica (Ariel) Talmor of Hamden, a son Alex (Mary Anne Sulik) Bratu of Milford, and 2 grandchildren, Michael and Maia Talmor. Mary emigrated to the USA in 1964 from Romania, where she taught French and English. Her love of languages led her to work at Sterling Memorial Library at Yale University for more than 40 years where her language skills were put to good use in cataloging foreign works. In later years she taught herself Spanish by watching telenovelas on TV. She very much enjoyed traveling with her husband, especially to Lake Placid, Switzerland, and Puerto Rico, all which they visited repeatedly. Mary was a great cook and loved to feed the whole family. She put others above herself and was a kindhearted soul who will be sorely missed.

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  1. Stuart Miller said,

    07.02.20 at 1:41 pm

    Monica and Alex,
    I am sorry for your loss. May your mother’s and father’s memories be for blessings for both of you and your families.
    Stuart Miller
    Groton, CT

  2. Dr. Sheldon Natkin said,

    07.03.20 at 1:29 pm

    Alex, so sorry to hear of your loss. May your morning be easy and you only remember the good times. sheldon natkin (retired dentist)