Laurice R. Saffi

Laurice R. Saffi, 92 of Danbury, wife of the late Kamil A. Saffi passed away peacefully on Friday, April 27, 2012 surrounded by her loving family at Danbury Hospital.

Mrs. Saffi was born in Brooklyn, NY, May 21, 1919 a daughter of Kamil and Victoria (Saba) Habib.  She attended New York schools.

She has been a resident of Danbury since 1939, when she married her husband, Kamil Saffi. She remained a Danbury resident her entire life.

Throughout her life, Laurice was active in many civic and charitable organizations.  Until her passing, she was an active member and a past president of The Lebanon American Club Ladies Auxiliary. She had also been active in Catholic Family Services and other numerous local organizations

Laurice, with her husband, Kamil were founding members of St. Anthony’s Maronite Catholic Church of Danbury and was a member and past president of its Ladies Guild, She remained active in the Parish Life of St. Anthony’s until her passing. 

She was Mom, to her four children, Paula Cappiello and her husband, Frank, Ruth Anne Ashkar and her husband, John, Robert Saffi and his wife, Maureen and Joseph A. Saffi and his wife, Christine.  She was “Sitto” to her grandchildren, Frank and David Cappiello, Pamela Sweeney, Laurie Flaherty, John Ashkar, Jessica Hoover, Jim Ashkar, Alex Saffi, Robert Saffi, Elizabeth Saffi and Matthew Saffi.  She was blessed to have had fifteen great grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother, Victor Habib and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Saffi was predeceased by her sisters, Evelyn and Lillian and by her brother, Alfred.

Besides her family, she leaves a lifetime legacy of friends, love and laughter. Whatever the occasion, Laurice always lived her life in the height of style and fashion.

She will be sorely missed by all that knew and loved her.

The Liturgy of the Resurrection will take place on Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at 10 AM in St. Anthony Maronite Catholic Church, 17 Granville Ave., Danbury with Father Jean Younes, Pastor officiating.

Interment will take place in St. Peter Cemetery, Danbury.

The family will receive friends in the Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home, 9-11 Granville Ave., Danbury on Tuesday, May 1, 2012 from 4 PM to 8 PM.

Contributions in Mrs. Saffi’s honor and memory may be made to St. Anthony Maronite Catholic Church.


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