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Hayat Akkari Ferris Dies
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Wednesday, 27 July 2011 03:05

Hayat Akkari Ferris

March 8, 1929 - June 18, 2011

Hayat Ferris, devoted mother, wife and sister, passed away on Saturday, June 18, 2011 at the age of 82. She was from Ogdensburg. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday June 22, 2011 at 11:00am at St. John's Episcopal Church with Rev. Robert Longbottom officiating. Burial will follow the service at Ogdensburg Cemetery.

Calling hours will be held on Tuesday from 6-8pm at the Fox & Murray Funeral Home. Mrs. Ferris died Saturday (June 18, 2011) at the Penn Presbyterian Medical Center in Philadelphia, PA with her daughter and nephew Farid Yared by her side.

Surviving is her daughter Helen Ferris, an attorney, of Philadelphia, PA; four sisters-- Raheel Boudoumit of Toronto, Ontario; Amal Yared of Springfield, VA, Lawhiz Khouhy & Souad Akkari, both of Beruit Lebanon. Also surviving are a number if nieces and nephews, including Jim Chadwick and his wife Allison, of Ogdensburg.

Her husband Richard along with four brothers George, Wajih, John & Riad Akkarri and a sister Violet Akkari predeceased her.

Hayat was born on March 8, 1929 in Kaftoun Koura, North Lebanon a daughter of Jacob & Myrana (Samooun) Akkari. She graduated high school in Beirut and continued her education at the American University of Beirut where she earned her teaching degree. After completing her education, she worked as an 8th grade teacher for eight years, and then married Richard Ferris on October 18, 1957. She was an active St. John's Episcopal parishioner and had diligently cared for her husband Richard who had been ill for a number of years.

Memorial contributions have been requested to: St. Jude's Children's Hospital or the Foundation for Fighting Blindness.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 July 2011 03:13

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