Alice Risk Hajjar
February 28, 1916 – June 30, 2019
Alice R. Hajjar, age 103, died peacefully in her own home on June 30, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. Born in Charleston, West Virginia on February 28, 1916, she was graduated with high honors from Charleston High School and Charleston Business College. She married George W. Hajjar, the love of her life, in Lawrence, Massachusetts in 1937.
An active member of Saint George’s Orthodox Church, she was President of the Women’s Guild. She especially enjoyed working with the church on its various fundraisers and spearheaded its Middle Eastern Cookbook Publication. An avid golfer, she was a long-time member of the Indian Ridge Country Club. Alice was an avid sports fan and followed her favorite Patriots, Red Sox, tennis champions and PGA golfer. She enjoyed the theater, reading, traveling, investing and most of all, her children. She continued to have an inquisitive mind up until her death.
Alice is survived by five children. Barbara A. Hajjar MD of Falmouth, MA and Sarasota, FL; Carol Keller and her husband, Bob Keller of Falmouth, ME. and Osprey, FL; Susan Blackburn of Cumberland Foreside, ME; Michael Hajjar of Ocala, FL; David Hajjar and his wife, Judy Hajjar of New Castle, NH and Highland, FL. She leaves behind nine grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren, her sister, Agnes Cassis of Charleston, West Virginia and many beloved nieces and nephews. Alice was pre-deceased by her husband, George in 1971. Also left behind are special friends, Mary Ann Bonelli and Eli Karter.
A “Celebration of her Life” will be held at 11 a.m. on August 2 at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Falmouth, Maine. The family would like to express their thanks for the wonderful help and loving care given by Emily and Megan Brown of “Peaceful Transitions” and Elizabeth Rodzwell of Sarasota, FL. A reception will follow the service at the Portland Country Club.
In lieu of flowers, friends can make memorial contributions to the “Alice Risk Hajjar Scholarship Fund” at the American Lebanese Awareness Association, Box 2244, Methuen, MA or to the St Judes Children’s Hospital
- Diab Risk, Father
- Effie Haddad, Mother
- George W. Hajjar, Husband
- Barbara A. Hajjar, Daughter
- Carol Keller, Daughter
- Bob Keller, Son-in-law
- Susan Blackburn, Daughter
- Michael Hajjar, Son
- David Hajjar, Son
- Judy Hajjar, Daughter-in-law
- Agnes Cassis, Sister
American Lebanese Awareness Association
In Memory of Alice Risk Hajjar Box 2244 , Methuen, Massachusetts 01844
- St. Jude's Childrens Research Hospital
Celebration of Life
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Episcopal Church of Saint Mary
43 Foreside Road