Saada Abbott of West Scranton entered her eternal rest on June 28, 2019. Born in Sebhel, Lebanon on November 20, 1925; daughter of Sousan Shbat Al-Hajj and Rashid Al-Hajj. She immigrated to the United States in 1957 and married Peter Michael Abbott on September 11, 1957 at Holy Family Church in St. Paul, MN. Peter and Saada were blessed with 29 years of marriage before Peter entered his eternal rest in 1986.
Saada assimilated into America culture as she helped her husband Peter operate a neighborhood grocery store on 9th Street in West Scranton. This is where she raised her daughters – Theresa and Marie. Saada’s deepest love was for God, her family, and her church – St. Ann Maronite – and she clearly lived her life to honor these. Among her proudest moments were the day she became a naturalized U.S. citizen, and the days that each of her three grandchildren were born.
Saada is survived by her daughters Theresa Abbott Bourassa and former husband Glen of Taylor and Marie Abbott Bourassa and husband Floyd of Shamokin Dam; grandchildren Zachary Bourassa and Matthew Bourassa, both of Scranton; Cleo Bourassa Tirado and husband Louis of Selinsgrove; great-grandchildren, Simon and Lillian Tirado, both of Selinsgrove; step-daughter Ann Abbott Bryant of Scranton; step-sons Charles Abbott of York; and Jack Abbott of Budd Lake, N.J.; a brother Hanna Hage of Sebhel, Lebanon; and several step grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was also pre-deceased by her parents and brothers: Boutros Hage, Bolous Hage, and Mahsen Hage.
Saada’s family would like to thank wholeheartedly the entire staff of Allied Skilled Nursing Center, especially those dedicated to both the 3rd floor and Social Services for the amazing care given to Saada and her family.
Funeral services are scheduled to begin on Tuesday at 9:15AM from the Kevin K. Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 125 North Main Avenue, Scranton, with a 10:00AM Divine Liturgy at Saint Ann Maronite Church, corner of Price Street and Sumner Avenue in West scranton, to be celebrated by Msgr. Francis J. Marini, Pastor. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery.
Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Monday between 4-7:00PM at the funeral home. Incense services will be held at 6:30AM.