Raha Y. Qaqish
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Poughkeepsie - Raha Y. Qaqish, 78, an area resident since 1988, previously of Yonkers, passed away on Sunday, July 13, 2014, at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie.
Mrs. Qaqish was a member of St. James Antiochian Orthodox Church, Hyde Park.
Born January 6, 1936 in Salt, Jordan, she was the daughter of the late Yacoub and Jamila Lutfi Qaqish.
In Jordan, she married Yousef Qaqish. Mr. Qaqish predeceased her in April of 2001.
Survivors include her four sons, Qais Qaqish, and wife, Sara, of Hyde Park, Seif Qaqish and wife, Laila, of Poughkeepsie, Said Kakish and wife, Margaret, of Poughkeepsie, Malek Qaqish and wife, Juliet, of Hyde Park; four daughters, Hanan Fakhoury and husband, Daniel, of Hyde Park, Bertta Ababseh and husband, Fouad, of Jordan, Ekhlass Aldeir, of Poughkeepsie, and Nuhaila Qaqish, of Jordan.
Raha is also survived by thirty-six grandchildren, fifty-seven great-grandchildren, three sisters, one brother, and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, Raha was predeceased by two daughters, Suad Qaqish and Suhala Qaqish, and two brothers.
Calling hours will be 12 noon to 2pm, and 5 to 9 pm, Tuesday, July 15th, at Sweet's Funeral Home, Inc., Rte. 9, Hyde Park.
A funeral service will be celebrated at 11 am, Wednesday, July 16th, at St. James Antiochian Orthodox Church, 441 Violet Ave., Poughkeepsie.V Rev. Father Hisham Nimri will officiate.
Burial will follow in the family plot at St. Peter's Cemetery, Poughkeepsie.
To send an online condolence, or for directions, please visit www.sweetsfuneralhome.com
Sweet's Funeral Home
4365 Albany Post Road
Hyde Park, NY 12538
Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal on July 15, 2014