Fouad R. Antonios

Fouad R. Antonios, 83, of Danbury, died on Thursday, September 4, 2014. He was pronounced dead at the Yale-Shoreline Emergency Room, Guilford as a result of drowning at Hammonasset State Park.

Mr. Antonios was born in Anbal Shouf, Lebanon, August 6, 1931, a son of the late Rashid and Nazira (Shaker) Antonios.

He attended schools in Lebanon and came to the United States at the age of 28 settling in Danbury where he was a retired foreman with the Eaton Corporation retiring in 1990 after 25 years of employment. He later was employed at J.C. Penny Company, Mosler Safe Company and a former Danbury school crossing guard.

He was an avid photographer photographing many of the events of the Arabic community and City of Danbury events.

A member of the Lebanon-American Club of Danbury, Fouad was also a member of the McGivney Council 3rd Degree Knight of Columbus, AARP #1067 Catholic War Veterans, St. Ann Melkite Catholic Church, its Men’s Club and the Ma-Asser Society.

He is survived by his three children, Richard, John and Theresa, all of Danbuyr; a brother, Nazih R. of Danbury; a sister, Linda Antonios of Lebanon, his former wife, Marion (Najam) Antonios of Danbury and several nieces and nephews.

The Rite of Burial will take place on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 10 AM in St. Ann Melkite Catholic Church, 181 Clapboard Ridge Rd. (Rt. 39N), Danbury with Archimandrite Michael Skrocki officiating.

Burial will follow in St. Peter Cemetery, Danbury.

The family will receive friends at St. Ann Melkite Church on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 from 5 PM to 8 PM.

The Trisagion Prayer Service will take place at 7:30 PM.

Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home, 9-11 Granville Ave., Danbury is in charge of arrangements.

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