Alice Haddad Aboud born on December 1, 1921 to Jamoul and Abraham Haddad in Juakhait, Syria passed away on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 surrounded by her four daughters. When she was five, the family emigrated to Juarez, Mexico then to El Paso where her father owned Yandell Market. Because she was not fluent in English, she was placed in the first grade at age 10. Not to be deterred, she graduated valedictorian from EPHS at the age of 17. Rather than take advantage of several college scholarships she married Abdala Aboud in 1940 owner of General Furniture Store. Upon the untimely death of her mother, Alice became the matriarch to her younger siblings. She became known for her cooking among the Syrian community, raising six children with a strong work ethic instilling in them the value of education. Approaching her sixties, Alice helped her daughters make Margaret's Fashions a 25 year old successful business. Alice Haddad Aboud is living testimony to "where there is a will, there is a way"…in any language. Preceded in death by husband Abdala, son George, daughter Patricia Randazzo, sisters Mary Malooly, Regina Haddad, and brother Tony Haddad, Survived by daughters Susan Dudley (Parus), Leila Safi, (Jorge), Carolyn Rhoades, Margaret Aboud, sisters Sarah Safi, Frieda Aboud, Katy Davis, brother Leo Haddad, 13 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews who adored their Aunt Alice. Visitation will be held on Sunday, July 20, 2014 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM with a Trisagion Service at 7:00 PM at Martin Funeral Home West. Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, July 21, 2014 at 10:00 AM at St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church, 120 N. Festival Dr. with Father George Al-Dehneh officiating. Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandsons Adam, Jason, and Brian Dudley, Jorge, Ricardo, and Roberto Safi, Greg Rhoades, Dante Randazzo, and George Aboud. Honorary Pallbearer will be her godson John Haddad. Services entrusted to Martin Funeral Home West, 128 N. Resler, El Paso, Texas 79912. www.MartinFuneralHomeWest.com.
Published in El Paso Times from July 18 to July 25, 2014