|We are deeply saddened at the loss of Marty Berk on January 2; IHFRA Executive Committee member, and long-time rep. This message is from his fiance, Tami Capriotti:|
“Sunday my dear, dear Marty lost his battle to ALS. It has been quite a 2-year battle but he fought because he wanted to live! We were planning on a good 2022 together. Unfortunately, he did get pneumonia again and his lungs were too damaged to recover. It was a rainy sad day but he was surrounded by love. He will be very, very missed. It is not often that late in life you find love, but Marty found me and we have had quite a romance. We were safe and happy in one another’s arms. He was a good man and my true love. Our families blended and he loved our family time. His sons, Jake and Noah, and 2 of my daughters, Alexandra and Miranda are with me now. We have planned the funeral for Monday 1/10 here in Stonington CT. Please message me if you like more details. Live each day to the fullest friends! Hug more, laugh often, cherish family and friends, look at life as a gift and enjoy life!!!”
|A life like Marty’s deserves to be beautifully (and sometimes humorously) remembered. If you are able, we’d love to have you join us to celebrate his life. We’d greatly appreciate it if you could RSVP by Friday, January 7.|
Celebration of Life – Sunday, January 9, 12 noon – 5 pm
Marty & Tami’s house – 19 Wilcox Road, Stonington, CT 06378
Join friends and family to remember Marty. Parking is available at the Quiambaug Cove Center a block away from the house. Light food and heavy drinks available per Marty’s request ;).
Funeral Service and Shiva – Monday, January 10
Mystic Funeral Home – 51 Williams Ave, Mystic, CT 06355
The service will be indoors. Masks are required.
11 am – 12 pm: Pre-ceremony reception
12 – 12:45 pm: Service
12:45 – 1 pm: Funeral procession to Elm Grove Cemetery
Zoom option: If you aren’t able to join us in person, we welcome you to watch the ceremony from 12 – 12:45 pm ET on Zoom. https://us04web.zoom.us/j/7656291154?pwd=Ym84S2VROVZIQkdzSWNGOWRMzWEydz09
Elm Grove Cemetery – 197 Greenmanville Ave, CT 06355
1 – 1:30 pm: Graveside service
Shiva and Remembrance – Marty & Tami’s house – 19 Wilcox Road, Stonington, CT 06378. Food and refreshments available Please feel free to bring a memory of Marty to share.
2 – 6 pm: Shiva and remembrance
In lieu of flowers, we ask that you make donations to the ALS Association of Connecticut.