Dr. Harold D. Levy, M.D.
July 24, 1933 - January 16, 2024

Harold D. Levy, M.D., age 90, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, January 16, 2024. He was born July 24, 1933, son of Dr. Nathan and Sadye (Brenner) Levy, in New Haven, CT and was a life-long resident of Branford, CT, a town he loved very much. He was predeceased by a sister, Elaine Lois Kaplan Gould and a grandson, Kevin Kirschner. He leaves behind his dear wife of 64 years, Patricia Ann Markle Levy, who was instrumental in helping the family prosper and flourish, four children, Ellen (Allan) Greenberg, Debra Kirschner, Andrew (Luisa Marciano) Levy and Betsy (Robert) Sachs, nine loving grandchildren; Seth (Nanda Eberhard), Allison, Eric, Alyssa, Emily, Serena, Melanie, Dylan, Reanna and numerous nieces and nephews.

Dr. Levy graduated from Yale University in 1955 and obtained his doctor of medicine degree from the Boston University School of Medicine in 1959. He did his medical internship and residency at the Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island.

He entered his father’s general practice of family medicine and practiced for 59 years until his retirement in 2020. He was indebted to Sue Bauer and Susan Morgan, known as the “Levy Lifers,” since they were both loyal members of the practice for over 50 years. Susan Morgan was Dr. Levy’s medical secretary and the compass who helped guide the practice so smoothly.

When he came into practice in 1961, Dr. Levy was one of the first physicians in Branford and became known as “Branford’s Doctor.” He was on call 24/7 and often made house calls, whether it was the morning, the afternoon or the evening. He never relied on a covering physician, taking all the calls himself. Many of his patients were under his care for most of their lives and Dr. Levy considered them more as family than patients.

Dr. Levy was a member of Branford’s first Board of Health and the Visiting Nurse Association of Branford. In his early practice, he was the physician for the Branford and North Branford Fire Departments.

He was a certified medical director of the Cove Manor Convalescent Hospital as well as the Branford Hills Health Care Center. He also was an attending physician at over 10 convalescent hospitals.

In addition, he was a 50-year member of the Connecticut Academy of Family Physicians as well as the American Academy of Family Physicians. 

Dr. Levy was the Branford school physician and team physician for 20 years and attended all home and away games so that he could treat any injured players. He would also retreat to his office to set fractures or suture lacerations and thoroughly enjoyed being the team physician. In 1994, he was honored to be elected to the Branford Sports Hall of Fame. In addition, he was the physician for St. Mary School and St. Mary Church.

He was especially proud of his children and grandchildren and their endless accomplishments. He enjoyed attending their activities whether it be sports, shows or other special functions.

Dr. Levy was an avid fan of Yale football and rarely missed a home game during his 60 years as a season ticket holder at the Yale Bowl.

The family will gather at Congregation Beth El-Keser Israel, 85 Harrison Street (corner of Whalley Avenue) New Haven, CT on Sunday, January 21, 2024 at 12:00 p.m. with services to begin at 1:00 p.m. Burial to follow at the Congregation B’nai Jacob Memorial Park on Wintergreen Avenue, New Haven, CT.  The family will be sitting shiva following the burial on Sunday at the home of Betsy and Robert Sachs at 39 Northford Road, Branford, CT with a minyan at 6:00 p.m., as well as Monday and Tuesday evenings with minyans at 7:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Branford Community Foundation in the name of Dr. Harold D. Levy, M.D., to establish a scholarship fund for Branford High School students. Mail to Branford Community Foundation, P.O. Box 462, Branford, CT 06405 or visit branfordcommunityfoundation.org