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KARWASHAN, Hunain "John"

Yousef 87, of Norwood, passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, April 14, 2016. John was born on September 23, 1928 in Damascus, Syria. He moved to America in September, 1977 in hopes of finding a better life for his wife and children. John never rested, working as a baker in West Roxbury at the Near East Bakery, where he continued to work until retiring in 2001. John was the kind of man that would give anyone the shirt off his back. He worked very hard for everything he had and never let his kids want for anything. John lit up a room when he walked in. He had the biggest heart and always had a smile on his face. Nobody ever came to his house without leaving with a full belly. He loved to have his family and friends over for dinners and Sunday cookouts. When John saw someone in need he would help them with whatever they needed, be it monetary, finding a job, or a ride to where they needed to go. Through his valiant fight with cancer, his strong will to live, unwavering faith in God, and the love and prayers of family, friends, and many supporters carried him through his last months. Even through his struggle with cancer he took care of his loving wife until the day she passed. The strength to live came from the love he had for his family. John leaves behind a loving family. He was the devoted father of Sousan Karwashan and her husband Antoin of Seekonk, Rosette Karwashan of E. Providence, RI, Claudette Karwashan of Norwood, Janette Karwashan of West Roxbury, Margaret Lampasona and her husband Anthony of Franklin, and his only son, Michael Karwashan of Norwood; cherished grandfather of Ellias, Samantha, John, Antoinette, Nicole, William, Catherine, Jade, Anthony, Vincent, Jagger, Angelo and Rocco. John's Funeral will be held Tuesday, April 19 from the Gillooly Funeral Home, 126 Walpole St. (Rt. 1A), NORWOOD at 9:30, followed by a Funeral Mass at Our Lady of the Annunciation Church, 7 V.F.W. Pkwy., West Roxbury at 11. Visiting hours Monday 4 - 8. Interment Highland Cemetery, Norwood. Expressions of sympathy in his memory may be made to the , 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.

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Published in The Boston Globe on Apr. 16, 2016
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