Gilberte M. Najamy
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In Loving Memory of Gilberte M. Najamy Born April 11th, 1952 Passed away July 26th, 2015 Gilberte was the daughter of Fred & Gil Najamy, Danbury natives, and well known for the Danbury Fair Restaurants and taking over the family Catering Business. Gilberte left too soon while waiting for an organ donor. To honor her memory, please become an organ donor and/or donate to: "Kathy's Place" - a safe haven for domestic violence victims, which Gilberte founded in honor of her friend, Kathleen Durst (The Center for Woman & Children, 753 Fairfield Ave., #B, Bridgeport, CT, 06604). With Love, Your sister "Lizzie" and longtime friend, Nancy YOU WILL BE MISSED

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Published in The News-Times from Aug. 2 to Aug. 3, 2015.
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February 6, 2016
I had no idea that this dear lady had passed away. I've seen her interviews regarding her friend's disappearance, Kathleen Durst. I feel so bad that she passed and also that she didn't get to see a resolution to that situation. My condolences to her friends and family.
Cathy Hill
January 14, 2016
Gilbert's changed my life and she was still in high school. She knew my uncle Glenn, Danbury's Ice man. When she heard his niece was running for Treasurer of the DHS Class of 73, she came to my house and spent 3 hours helping me write my speech and telling me about how to succeed in high school. Together we came up with the line "if you support me, I'll support you". I won that election and it gave me the confidence I needed throughout my life. I never forgot her. Am sorry to hear of her passing and never got to tell her how much she impacted my life. Rest in peace Gilberte.
Nancy Ziegler Russell
August 26, 2015
Dear Sarah, Fadwa and Elizabeth; just today I recounted lessons learned from your dear sister Gilberte. I learned so much from her as a college at The Center for Women and Families over a 12-year path we shared. I am so grateful to have known her and I am deeply for sorry for your loss. Please find comfort in knowing your loss is shared and so many are thinking of you. Most Sincerely, Barb Alberts
August 15, 2015
I am so sorry to read of Gilberte's passing. I knew Gilberte professionally. I am an attorney in Fairfield and had regular contact with Gilberte through my advocacy work with the Center for Women and Families for several years back in the early 2000s or so. Gilberte was an undying advocate for women and children victims of domestic violence. I have not spoken or had any contact with Gilberte for several years but think of her fondly to this very day. Rest in Peace Gilberte.
Karen McCormack
August 10, 2015
A Sincere heartfelt thank you to all who sent condolences. She was a strong, wonderful woman and we miss her dearly.
Her Sisters,
Sarah, Fadwa and Elizabeth
Fadwa Najamy
August 8, 2015
Bunny and I were born on the same day, same year, same hospital. We lived, played, and grew up as next door neighbors. We did everything together, day after day, year after year. In my heart, Bunny and I will always be at Shea Stadium seeing our Beatles. Much Love and Peace to Gilberte's family and friends. Her Beauty, Strength, and Spirit will forever be with you. Namaste
Sara Catone Russo
August 7, 2015
Deepest condolences to family and friends. So many memories of times shared with Gilberte at Uconn and beyond. Rest in Peace, Bunny.
John Halpin
August 6, 2015
I remember Gilberte fondly from our high school years. She was always so kind to everyone. My deepest sympathy to those she leaves behind. She was a very special person.
Elaine Lagarto
August 6, 2015
I have many fond memories of Gilberte, or "Bunny," as we knew her in high school. She was a generous, kind person who was always there for her friends. Though I lost contact with her over the years, I have never forgotten her. My sincere condolences to her family and friends.
Lynne Paris-Purtle
August 6, 2015
I remember Gilberte at all those fun parties in 7 and 8 grade and fun times in dhs. God bless you !to her family and friends may God help you thru these troubled times . Remember how she made us laugh and how much she cared for everyone !
Sue Warner
August 6, 2015
Sarah Freida and liz so sorry to hear of Gilberte passing we had great times working and growing up prayers and sorrow go out to you .
John Falis
August 6, 2015
I remember Gilberte from high school. She was a kind soul. R.I.P. my old Friend. Margery (DePuy)Richardson
August 4, 2015
Very sad.
Rest in Peace, Gilberte.

Joan Harel
August 3, 2015
Sad news indeed. I haven't been in touch with Gilberte in years, but it seems like only yesterday that we were friends growing up together in Danbury. My thoughts go to all those still close to Gilberte as I'm sure you will miss this very special person.
Bruce Ginsberg
August 2, 2015
Gilberte's and my sister Sara, born on the same day.
Dear Andria and all the Najamy sisters,

I don't know where to begin, except to say how sorry I am. Gilberte and I hadn't seen each other in awhile, but we kept in touch with occasional email and Christmas cards. I have a ton of memories of her from our early days on Putnam Drive and into our 20s and 30s.

I will write more and post to my website. Feel free to email me.

Gilberte, I love you.

Marc Catone
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