OBITUARY

Faheem J. "Fazy" Assad

September 26, 1926October 25, 2011

Faheem J. “Fazy” Assad age 85 of Fall River died Tuesday, October 25, 2011 at Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River. He was the beloved husband of Gladys T. (Coury) Assad to whom he had been married for 63 years.

Born in Fall River, son of the late William K. and Najeebi (Sahady) Assad, he was a lifelong resident of Fall River and a graduate of Durfee High School Class of 1945. A Navy veteran of World War II, he was a member of the Naval Construction Battalion, the Sea Bees, seeing service in Okinawa, he was a member of the American Lebanese Veterans Association Staff Sgt. Philip Sabra Post.

He retired in 1970 as a sergeant from the Fall River Police Dept., having served all divisions, motorcycle unit and retired from Criminal Investigation Division.

Active in his church St. Anthony of the Desert, he was a lifetime member and daily communicant for over 50 years. In his youth he was an altar server and read the Sunday Epistle in Arabic, perpetual member of the Order of St. Sharbel, lifetime member of the National Apostolate of Maronites, and a member of the St. Sharbel Men’s Society. He often traveled to conventions and retreats and was totally committed to these organizations.

A member of the American Lebanese Society, longtime member of the Fall River Boys and Girls Club. He enjoyed all sports and in his youth he played CYO basketball, Rough Riders Club football, played baseball for St. Anthony of the Desert Church team, and softball for the Fall River Police League. He was an avid handball player, and was a loyal Red Sox Fan.

He and his wife enjoyed visits to Lebanon, where he had extensive family and was a great proponent of his ethnic heritage and was a devoted husband, father and grandfather.

Surviving in addition to his beloved wife, one daughter, Angela M. Martinez and her husband Dr. Dennis Martinez of Westford and Falmouth, MA., precious grandchildren, Christina A. Martinez and Michael J. Martinez, brother, Roger Assad and his wife Charlotte of Fall River, three sisters, Joanne Assad of Westport, Louise Monsour and Gloria Haddad both of Fall River, brother in law, Robert T. Coury and his wife Shirley of Fall River and several dear nieces and nephews, cousins, friends and godchildren.

Funeral Friday, October 28, 2011 at 9AM from the WARING-SULLIVAN HOME OF MEMORIAL TRIBUTE AT CHERRY PLACE, 178 Winter Street, Fall River followed by a funeral mass at 10AM in St. Anthony of the Desert Church, 300 No. Eastern Ave., Fall River, Relatives and Friends invited. Entombment in Notre Dame Cemetery Mausoleum. Visiting hours Thursday 4-7PM.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Thursday, October 27, 2011
  • Funeral Service Friday, October 28, 2011
  • Funeral Mass Friday, October 28, 2011

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Entombment
REMEMBERING

Faheem J. "Fazy" Assad

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Dawn Chaplin Vierra

October 28, 2011

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family today as we say our goodbye to Fazy. What a wonderful man he was, he will be deeply missed.

Mizette Nasser

October 27, 2011

Faheem's passing is a great loss. He was a wonderful human being, a generous soul, and a model husband. May he rest in peace and may his memory be eternal. Mizette nasser

Evan Massoud

October 27, 2011

Dear Auntie Gladys:
Very sorry to hear that Uncle Fazy passed away. My condolences to you and your family. I wanted to express my sympathies here because I am out of town on business and thus, unable to be present at his funeral.

October 26, 2011

My condolences to you and your family. I remember Fazy

Deborah C.

October 26, 2011

Thank you Mr. Assad, for all the years you brought a basket of groceries to my home for Christmas for my children and I. Some years the only food we had. God Bless you on your journey, I will never forget you.

Aline & Larry Ward

October 26, 2011

We will truly miss Fazy but the memories will last a lifetime. The good Lord has him now and will take care of him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. Much Love Always

Aline & Larry Ward

October 26, 2011

We will truly miss Fazy but the memories will last a lifetime. The good Lord has him now and will take care of him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. Much Love Always,

John Albert

October 26, 2011

My deepest sympathy to Aunt Gladys and Angela on the passing of Uncle Fazy. He will be truly missed. My thoughts are with with you.

FROM THE FAMILY