Nancy Ellen Steinbach Mack, 81, of Hamden died Wednesday, December 19, 2007. Mother of Pamela Lewis and her husband Mark, Wendy Mack-Chatfield and her husband Raymond, all of Hamden and William J. Mack III and his wife Deena of Woodbridge. Also survived by six grandchildren: William (fiancee Courtney Dann), Timothy (wife Barrett), and Peter Mack, Mark, Jr. and Amanda Lewis, and Bonnie Chatfield, sister-in-law Gay Steinbach of North Haven and niece Tracy Steinbach. She was predeceased by brother Bernard A. Steinbach, Jr. Daughter of the late Bernard A. and Bertha Del Levy Steinbach, Nancy was born in New Haven. She was active in the Bonsai Society of Greater New Haven, where she was president for many years. She had been previously active in the American Red Cross. Memorial Service Friday, December 21 at 12 noon at BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 WHITNEY AVE., HAMDEN. Contributions in her memory can be made to the Bonsai Society of Greater New Haven, P.O. Box 9478, New Haven, CT 06534-0478, or to the American Heart Association, 5 Brookside Dr., Wallingford, CT 06492.

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  1. Ah Nancy !!! we have been friends in trees and life for over twenty years..sometimes I could help you…but most of the time it was the other way around ! You have given me so much my dear friend and will always be in my heart and soul..our heartfelt condolences to your family.

  2. Dr. Shaw and I were saddened by this news. We will remember your mother in our prayers she was a wonderful person.

  3. I am saddened to hear of Mrs.Mack’s death. We were Mulberry Hill neighbors for many years, and she was a true neighbor- kind,helpful, and involved. I wish her family blessings and healing. Jennifer

  4. I had the priveledge of knowing Nancy for the last six years and will greatly miss her sense of humor. The Bonsai Society of Greater New Haven has suffered an immeasurable loss. God bless her and rest her soul.

  5. I have known Nancy ever since Bonsai Society was formed. She was a great bonsai gal. Am sorry to lose her. My deepest sympathy to the family.

  6. I have known Nancy since Corky was born. Hand therapy introduced us, a deep connection formed, bonsai brought us closer and I will never forget Nancy. I can see her hands in my mind’s eye clearly, and I will miss her greatly. Know that my thoughts are with you. I hope I can come on Fri.

  7. My heart felt sympathies go out to the family during this trying time. Nancy will be greatly missed.

  8. My heartfelt condolences to the Nancy Mack family. Although I have known Nancy for much too short a time, I consider her one of my dearest friends. Much of what I will remember is her kindness, generosity and her stories we shared at the bonsai club.

  9. Nancy was my Bonsai mentor, my friend, and one of the most generous person I have known. She will be missed by many.

  10. Nancy was my special friend through bonsai. I appreciated her generous hospitality when ever I was in Connectiut. I am going to miss going to Foxwood with her and our late night chats. My sincere condolences to the family.

  11. Nancy was not only a good patient of mine but a good friend who was an inspiration to me as a member of the Bonzai Society. She taught me a great deal about the care of these plants and she gave herself unselfishly when I needed her advice on the care of an ill plant. We will sorely miss her.

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