George M. Hadad

George “Jigzy” Hadad, 86, of Newtown, husband of Patricia (Ekelund) Hadad, died on Friday, December 16, 2016 at Danbury Hospital.

Mr. Hadad was born in Danbury, May 6, 1930, a son to Michael and Kerime (Showah) Hadad. He attended Danbury schools, Danbury High School and the University of Bridgeport.

He was a retired warehouse manager at the former Fairfield Hills State Hospital of Newtown retiring in 1985 after twenty-nine years of service. Upon retirement, Mr. Hadad did house painting in the area of which his family was well known for in the greater Danbury area for several generations.

Mr. Hadad was a U.S. Navy veteran serving during the Korean War and a member of St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church of Danbury.

A lifelong area resident, Mr. Hadad served as a softball (the Opel’s), baseball and basketball coach with the Newtown Parks and Recreation, He enjoyed fishing and archery, was a member of the Danbury Rod & Reel Association, Firefighter at Fairfield Hills hospital, V.F.W. Post 308 of Newtown and a member of St. George Men’s Club.

Most especially, Mr. Hadad enjoyed spending time with his four grandchildren and watching their activities.

He will be sorely missed by all who knew him.

In addition to his wife of fifty four years, Mr. Hadad is survived by a son, David M. Hadad of Southbury; a daughter, Michele P. Hadad of Chicago, IL; four brothers, Albert Hadad of Danbury, John Hadad of New Fairfield, Nicholas Hadad of Morris, CT and Louis Hadad of Royal Palm Beach, FL; a sister, Marion Horton of New Milford, four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends at St. George Church on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

The Rite of Burial will take place on Tuesday, December 27, 2016, at 11 a.m. in St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church, 125 Kohanza St., Danbury with V. Rev. Fr. George Alberts officiating.

Interment will take place in Newtown Village Cemetery.

Contributions in Mr. Hadad’s memory may be made to St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church, 125 Kohanza St., Danbury 06811.

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

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