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“Nerva always provided a friendly and warm environment in his work space. I will miss seeing him and being greeted with care and connection. Sending...Read More »
1 of 70 | Posted by: Erika Smith - Coworker

“I knew Nerva for a long time as a student at Brandeis University. I saw him at all hours of the day, and always appreciated the work he did at 1 in...Read More »
2 of 70 | Posted by: Tom Murdy - Waltham, MA

“Nerva has touched the hearts of so many on campus, and I'm grateful to all the Brandeis students who returned the kindness and energy that he gave us...Read More »
3 of 70 | Posted by: Reika Oshima - Waltham, MA

“A kind and shining soul in a world where kind souls are needed. God bless him, may he rest in peace and may his memory forever be a blessing and...Read More »
4 of 70 | Posted by: Robert Carlson - Los Angeles, CA

“Nerva, a much needed presence and joy on campus! Thank you for making each day brighter and better for all. Rest In Peace and Love. ”
5 of 70 | Posted by: Lena Truong - Waltham, MA

“I was often in the middle of a stressful day when I made a frantic C Store run, but Nerva was always patient with my chaos and ready with a smile and...Read More »
6 of 70 | Posted by: Haia R'nana Bchiri

“My experience at Brandeis just would not have been the same without Nerva. His kindness, genuine interest in others' wellbeing and generosity were...Read More »
7 of 70 | Posted by: Agape Niyobuhungiro - Medford, MA

“There is little that could be as heartwarming as going to the C Store and seeing Nerva. No matter the hour, he would always be so kind, talkative,...Read More »
8 of 70 | Posted by: Johnstone Tcheou Tcheou - NY

“Mr. Nerva Nazaire was a very kind and understanding person. He always greeted everyone and added a ray of sunshine to each of our day. My deepest...Read More »
9 of 70 | Posted by: Agnele Sewa

“Nerva was kind, generous, and just always smiling. Always made my day brighter, especially on some tough days. Always willing to crack a joke and a...Read More »
10 of 70 | Posted by: Yair K - Waltham, MA - Friend

“I really didn't know Nerva all that well, but I always felt like that didn't matter to him. I wpiuld say "Hey Nerva!" and whether he knew me or not,...Read More »
11 of 70 | Posted by: Jesse Zucker - Waltham, MA

“Nerva. I knew you for two years, but I feel like I've known you for longer. Whenever I saw you I always got a smile on my face, and our talks always...Read More »
12 of 70 | Posted by: Gabe Arye - Los Angeles, CA

“Nerva was such a kind, gentle, warm presence at Brandeis. His kindness always added a bit of light to the day. No matter how stressed, busy, or down...Read More »
13 of 70 | Posted by: Julia Sirota - Flemington, NJ

“Im so Sorry!Rip Never ”
14 of 70 | Posted by: nilzette trefry - waltham, MA

“Nerva is a cherished member of the Brandeis community and I am so grateful to have met him. May his memory be a blessing. My deepest condolences to...Read More »
15 of 70 | Posted by: Liana Moss - Tucson, AZ - Student

“This man embodied what it means to greet every person with a cheerful face. Working in the C-Store at Brandeis University, almost every student on...Read More »
16 of 70 | Posted by: Ilana Bauman - Waltham, MA

“Nerva was truly an amazing human being and I am so thankful to have known him during my time at Brandeis. He was always there to brighten up my day...Read More »
17 of 70 | Posted by: Brian Inker - Waltham, MA

“Rest In Peace Nerva! You are missed. ”
18 of 70 | Posted by: Tamara Tarwoe - Waltham, MA

“Rest in peace Mr. Nerva. As a student at Brandeis I will really miss chatting with you. I always appreciated you asking how I was doing and wishing...Read More »
19 of 70 | Posted by: Joelle Galatan - Queens, NY

“I was devastated to hear of Mr.Nazaire's passing. As a student at Brandeis, I was always happy to see Mr. Nazaire on campus. He was good to talk to...Read More »
20 of 70 | Posted by: Adina Weinberger - Waltham, MA

During senior week 2016, My friend Zach and I were walking down loop road towards Gosman. We hear a car honk its horn at us, the window rolls down, and it's Nerva! He gave us a quick ride down the road. It was great to see him!
21 of 70 | Posted by: Max Silverstone - New York, NY

I was waiting for a bus to New York at Riverside Station in Newton. I hear someone yell out "Tzaddik" (Hebrew for righteous man, it was the nickname Nerva and I called each other) and low and behold it's Nerva. In addition to working
22 of 70 | Posted by: Max Silverstone - New York, NY

“Nerva and I called each other as "Tzaddik," the Hebrew word for "righteous man." Whenever we saw each other at Brandeis, we'd...Read More »
23 of 70 | Posted by: Max Silverstone - New York, NY

“Nerva and I interacted at Brandeis on a regular basis. He was always kind, caring, and would check in when I looked like I was having a tough time at...Read More »
24 of 70 | Posted by: Jack Rubinstein - Newton, MA

“Nerva brought a smile to my face every time I saw him. He was so sweet and brought light to every room. ”
25 of 70 | Posted by: Batsheva Moskowitz - Waltham, MA

“May Nerva's memory be a blessing. What a kind man who always brightened up the C-Store at Brandeis. He will be missed by all of the Brandeis...Read More »
26 of 70 | Posted by: Haley Brown - MA - Acquaintance

“I would see you working long hours in the C-Store and thinking to myself if this hardworking man can do it then I can do it too. Even though we didn...Read More »
27 of 70 | Posted by: Honey Park - Waltham, MA - Friend

“Nerva was a man of infinite class and warmth. I still remember his smile, his dedication, and the joy in his voice as he told stories. Our community...Read More »
28 of 70 | Posted by: Alexander Mitchell - Waltham, MA

“Nerva was a friendly presence on the Brandeis campus. No matter how bad my day was going just a chat with him made me feel better. He was so kind. To...Read More »
29 of 70 | Posted by: Johnson Agyapong - Bronx, NY

“Rest in peace, Nerva. Thank you for brightening Brandeis, and caring for us. You will be missed dearly. I am sending love to you and your family. ”
30 of 70 | Posted by: Jordan Resh - Waltham, MA

“Nerva was the kind of person that could easily brighten your day. He was a kind soul and cared deeply about the students at Brandeis. A simple...Read More »
31 of 70 | Posted by: Lily Drak

“Hi my name is Janaki Nair, and I just graduated from Brandeis this past May. I am devastated after hearing about the passing of Nerva. He was such a...Read More »
32 of 70 | Posted by: Janaki Nair - Waltham, MA

“Nerva was always a force for good on the Brandeis campus. No matter how long and stressful a day he may have had, he was always there to smile and...Read More »
33 of 70 | Posted by: Brenden Morrissey

“It is hard to believe that you're no longer with us my brother Nerva. I remember my first days at Brandeis working with him, a kind and thoughtful...Read More »
34 of 70 | Posted by: Neema Landey - Coworker

“Nerva was one of the kindest, most genuine people at Brandeis. He never failed to make me smile and laugh whenever I saw him, and his caring nature...Read More »
35 of 70 | Posted by: Gabi Burkholz - Waltham, MA

“This is painful, such a sweet, loving and hard working man. I would never forget our countless conversations , how you constantly mentioned the...Read More »
36 of 70 | Posted by: Christian Nunez - Woonsocket, RI

“Thank you for always being so warm and kind to all Brandeis students. You put in so much work and effort to give back to your family, and to give...Read More »
37 of 70 | Posted by: Maryam Chishti - Waltham, MA

“A genuine, kind-hearted person. He was always there to greet me during my many trips to the C-store or my midnight snack runs. His passing leaves a...Read More »
38 of 70 | Posted by: James Feng - Waltham, MA

“Nerva was an amazing human and had such a kind spirited nature. It has only been a year since I have been on campus, yet in that very short time,...Read More »
39 of 70 | Posted by: krupa sourirajan

“Nerva always knew how to make me smile and laugh. On the hardest nights of my life at school he always knew what to say to me. He encouraged students...Read More »
40 of 70 | Posted by: Hannah Mui - New York, NY

“I would always come into the C-Store looking stressed and out of sorts. I would have books upon books in my hand, things falling out of my backpack...Read More »
41 of 70 | Posted by: Kate Kesselman - New York, NY

“Nerva brightened my days at Brandeis and made my friends and me feel welcome on campus. We loved seeing him around. He was always happy to help us...Read More »
42 of 70 | Posted by: Samantha B - New York, NY

“I saw Nerva almost every day at Brandeis, and we bonded over our shared Haitian heritage. I didn't grow up speaking Haitian-Creole, but every time I...Read More »
43 of 70 | Posted by: Dominique Norgaisse - Waltham, MA

“As someone who intensively collaborated with Brandeis Dining, Nerva has been a huge part of my Brandeis experience for these past 2 years. Although...Read More »
44 of 70 | Posted by: Nancy Zhai

“As a student who collaborated intensively with Brandeis Dining these 2 years, I was always uplifted by Nerva's presence and exchanging conversations...Read More »
45 of 70 | Posted by: Nancy Zhai - Student

“Nerva brought a smile to everyone's face,he was truly an amazing, kind man who will not be forgotten. I am honored to have met him during my time at...Read More »
46 of 70 | Posted by: Chelsea Todtfeld - Waltham, MA

“Nerva was such a kind and unassuming human being. Always so friendly and you could tell he loved interacting with us and found our antics amusing. I...Read More »
47 of 70 | Posted by: Faria Afreen - Waltham, MA

“He never failed to make me smile. Always cracking a joke to put a smile on my face when I encounter him at the C store at Brandeis University. He...Read More »
48 of 70 | Posted by: Shawna - Waltham, MA - Student

“Sending all my love and thoughts to Nerva's family. Thank you so much for sharing such an incredible man with the Brandeis community. I will fondly...Read More »
49 of 70 | Posted by: Liat Shapiro - Arlington, MA

“Nerva was such a kind, gentle and thoughtful man. It is rare to come across people like Nerva that check in on you and genuinely show care and...Read More »
50 of 70 | Posted by: Ilana Stein - New York City, NY

“Nerva was an incredibly special part of my time at Brandeis. He made me and every other student feel cared for and known. This is an incredibly sad...Read More »
51 of 70 | Posted by: Norma Stobbe - Upper Saddle River, NJ

“I was a student at Brandeis University. I had the pleasure of interacting with Nerva on a daily basis. I really appreciated his dry sense of humor. I...Read More »
52 of 70 | Posted by: Callie MacDonald - Arlington, MA

“Mr. Nerva was such a nice guy. He always spoke in French to me ever since I told him I wanted to improve my language skills. I always felt better...Read More »
53 of 70 | Posted by: Guillermo Caballero - Walthm, MA

“As a Brandeis student, Nerva always brightened my day! Everytime I went to the C Store when he was working, he always had a smile and a positive...Read More »
54 of 70 | Posted by: Sarah Ernst

“Nerva was one of the kindest and most caring people I met throughout my time at Brandeis. Every time I saw him, he would ask me how I was doing and...Read More »
55 of 70 | Posted by: Sarah N

“Nerva felt like family even though I was far from home. He was kindhearted, funny, supportive, and considerate. I have no doubt his memory will live...Read More »
56 of 70 | Posted by: Jean Poulard - Brooklyn, NY

“I looked forward to seeing Nerva during my study break trips to the C store. What a sweet, sweet man. He would always joke with me about how much...Read More »
57 of 70 | Posted by: Shayla Parker - Brighton, MA

“I was a student at Brandeis and Nerva never failed to put a smile on my face whenever I interacted with him. Just talking to him about life made long...Read More »
58 of 70 | Posted by: Oliver Koch - Waltham, MA

“Nerva was always a light on campus, chatting with me while he scanned my items, helping me while I hurriedly packed, and wishing me a good day even...Read More »
59 of 70 | Posted by: Zoe Pringle - Eugene, OR

“Nerva brightened my day every time I saw him while I was a student at Brandeis. He was a consistently friendly face, and I always enjoyed our...Read More »
60 of 70 | Posted by: Halley Geringer - Massapequa,, NY

“Nerva was such a kind and sweet soul who truly impacted my experience at Brandeis. I would see him almost every day of my four years at school, and...Read More »
61 of 70 | Posted by: Victoria Sharaga

“Nerva was a bright light to me when I came to Brandeis. He always had a radiant smile and a goofy laugh, cracking jokes with students, putting people...Read More »
62 of 70 | Posted by: Amber Bartlett - San Diego, CA

“Nerva was such a kind soul. He always brightened up my days at Brandeis with his caring personality and encouraging words. He will be dearly missed...Read More »
63 of 70 | Posted by: Pooja Wadhwani - Stamford, CT

“I was saddened to hear of his passing. I interacted with him EVERY DAY at Brandeis. He was the heart of the university, always a warm smile to every...Read More »
64 of 70 | Posted by: Nicole O'Dell - Waltham, MA

“Nerva was such a pleasant part of my experience at Brandeis. My interactions with him in the c-store and dining hall were always pleasant. I'm...Read More »
65 of 70 | Posted by: Shelice Brown - Waltham, MA

“Nerva was such a kind soul. He was a light in my Brandeis experience. I'm so happy that he was a part of my journey at Brandeis because he got me...Read More »
66 of 70 | Posted by: Christina Alva - Nashua, NH

“Monsieur Nerva was one of the kindest people I ever came across throughout my time in Brandeis University. In his ever so calm & cool demeanor,...Read More »
67 of 70 | Posted by: Israel Mnyitafu - Bowie, MD

“Nerva was such a light at Brandeis. He is going to be truly missed by the students there. Nerva always made time to chat with me and to say...Read More »
68 of 70 | Posted by: Lizy Dabanka - Providence, RI

“Nerva was one of the nicest people I knew. He was an important part of my time at Brandeis and I loved seeing him and saying hi everyday. Rest In...Read More »
69 of 70 | Posted by: AJ Mercer - Somerville, MA

“I only had one year with him but he was always sure to make a conversation and was one of the nicest and personable people on campus, the late nights...Read More »
70 of 70 | Posted by: Alexander Zhang - Winchester, MA


Mr. Nerva Nazaire, of Waltham, died Sunday, May 25, 2020 in Mount Auburn Hospital. He was 61.

Nerva was born on Les Cayes, Haiti a son of the late Celhome Nazaire and Ytela Augustin Nazaire. Raised and educated in Haiti he immigrated to the United States in 2005 and became a naturalized citizen in 2013.

Mr. Nazaire worked as a cashier at Brandeis University for many years. Nerva will be remembered as a quiet and simple man.

He leaves his wife, Marisena (Osne) Nazaire and his children, Makenson Nazaire and Thierry Nazaire, both of Haiti, Stanley Nazaire in Boston and Cassandra Nazaire of Waltham; two grandchildren; his siblings, Gonase Nazaire and Nicole Nazaire, both of Haiti; many nieces & nephews.

Funeral services will be private.