Morton Maurice Hoffman passed away at the age of 91 on April 23, 2022 surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born September 1, 1930 in New Britain to Albert and Celia (Fightlin) Hoffman. He grew up in a family with one brother Marvin and two sisters, Ruth (Hoffman) Schwarz and Marlene (Hoffman) Greb.
He attended New Britain schools graduating from New Britain High School before attending Bryant College and the University of Miami. He joined the Marine Corps serving in California. He attained the rank of corporal and was awarded the National Defense Medal and Good Conduct Medal. He met the love of his life Maryann on a blind date and they held on to each other for 56 years raising three children in Middletown. He was a member of Congregation Adath Israel in Middletown.
Morton spent much of his life from his teenage years to his retirement years working for the family businesses including Hoffman’s Army and Navy and Hoffman’s Gun Center. He also worked at EIS Automotive Corp and as a bus driver for Dattco. Morton’s little slice of heaven was Old Colony Beach in Old Lyme where he loved to swim and float the summer days away. Morton was always looking for the latest bargain, awaiting visits from his children and grandchildren and enjoying a meal at his favorite restaurants.
Morton is survived by his wife Maryann (Gotowala) Hoffman and his children and their spouses Jeffrey (Judy); Melissa (Hoffman) Marteka (Peter) and Andy (Nicole); and his pride and joy, his grandchildren and great grandchildren: Abbey, Gabrielle, Samuel, Molly, Caelyn and Drew and Ezrah and Sophia. He was also known as the “fun uncle” to his extended family of nieces and nephews.
The family extends a special thank you to the staff of Autumn Lake Health Care in Cromwell and the dedicated nurses and home health care aides of MasonicCare Home Health and Hospice, the Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs and Trusted Angels Homecare. A graveside service will be held on Friday, April 29th at 11:00 a.m. in Adath Israel Cemetery, 714 Pine Street, Middletown where full military honors will be accorded. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Masonic Charity Foundation of Connecticut P.O. Box 70 Wallingford, CT 06492. To share memories or send condolences to the family, please visit www.doolittlefuneralservice.com.
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