As you may have seen in the email from CBT, Our long-time member, Matalie Hamburg passed away. Due to the COVID19 virus, the funeral will be family only. Information about virtual Shiva - if possible, will follow.
We are postponing the Sunday 930 AM Talmud class. Rescheduling information will be posted on this blog and the CBT Facebook page
Mrs.M Hamburg's obituary follows below
Rabbi Shlomo Yaffe
Matalie G. Hamburg 1928-2020
Matalie (Goodman) Hamburg, 91, formerly of Springfield passed away March 19, 2020 at the Jewish Nursing home. She was born on November 28, 1928 in Springfield, to Joseph and Beatrice (Alpert) Goodman. Matalie was raised in Springfield and graduated from Classical High School in 1946. Early on Matalie enjoyed spending time with her family at her parents Hardware Store and participating in activities through the Junior Hadassah. In 1950 she met her future husband Gerald at a party. A year later in February 1951, Matalie and Gerald married beginning a long and happy life together. Soon after she was home raising two daughters, Gail and Susan. When the girls were school age, she became a Girl Scout leader and a Girl Scout camp leader, and was known as ‘Mattie Madd Moon’. In 1968, Matalie, always supportive of her husband, decided to buy and run Hardware Service Center together in Chicopee for the next 20 years. In her leisure time, she enjoyed playing bingo, mahjong, crossword puzzles, clipping coupons and newspaper articles, while watching her beloved Red Sox. The best moments were spending time with her family, including her grandsons and great grandchildren. Matalie was predeceased by her husband, Gerald Hamburg 2017 and sister Charlotte Goodman Konick 2005. She leaves her beloved daughters, Gail Antokal of Wilbraham and Susan Johnson of West Springfield, five grandsons, Michael Foint and his wife Michelle of Southwick, their daughters Gina, Gabriella and Grace, Aaron Foint and his wife Julie of Webster, and their son George and daughter Anna, Noah Foint and his wife Sara of Enfield, CT and their sons Brody, Paxton and Gavin, Caleb Foint and his daughter Anjali of East Hartland, CT and Avi Foint of Cambridge, brother in law Marvin Konick of Silver Spring, MD and brother Dr. Jack Goodman and his wife Fredrica Simon Goodman of Poughkeepsie, NY, and many nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank Baystate and Spectrum Health and Hospice for their compassionate care of Matalie. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Congregation B’Nai Torah. All services for Matalie will be private and being handled by Ascher-Zimmerman Funeral Home.