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Emily (Harb) Msaddi

October 20, 1923 ~ June 10, 2021 (age 97)

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Emily Msaddi of West Roxbury passed away on June 10, 2021.  She was 97 years old.

Beloved Emily was born in 1923 in a small town called Tannourine situated high in the mountains of northern Lebanon. She was raised in a devoted Christian Maronite farming family.  Since childhood, Emily learned to love, sacrifice, give, pray and  was always grateful to God.  She married at 35 and God blessed her with 3 boys whom she loved more than herself.

She immigrated with her young children to Boston in February 1976 where she resided in the South End.

She was a long-term resident of AABA Cheriton Grove where she made many close friends.

She was a long-time member of the Lebanese Syrian Ladies Aid Society of Boston.

She worked at the original Red Fez Lebanese restaurant in the South End as a cook and later as a chef.

She excelled at Lebanese cooking and enjoyed sharing her recipes. She enjoyed knitting many gift items for others.  She had a green thumb, loved gardening and going to church with her loved ones.

She was known for her generosity,  kindness and nurturing nature.

Emily was the dear and devoted wife of the late Samy Msaddi.  Beloved mother of Roger Masadi and his wife Paula of Rhode Island, George Msaddi and his wife Jeannette of Las Vegas, Nevada and Joseph Msaddi and his wife Leila of New Hampshire.  Dear grandmother "Teita" of Samy and Simone Masadi, John Paul, Alexandra, John, James, Faouzi, and Jude Msaddi.  Loving sister of Mary Sarkis of West Roxbury, Julia Gebrael of Lebanon, and the late Antonios Harb, Daniel Harb, Adele Murad, and Salwa Bou Toubia.  Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Emily's Funeral Mass was celebrated on June 17, 2021 at Our Lady of the Cedars of Lebanon Church 61 Rockwood St. Jamaica Plain. 

In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in Emily's memory to Our Lady of the Cedars of Lebanon Church 61 Rockwood St. Jamaica Plain 02130 ( or to the Lebanese-Syrian Ladies Aid Society P.O. Box 722 Westwood, MA 02090  or to AABA 18 Cheriton Rd. West Roxbury, MA 02132 (

Emily has been laid to rest with her beloved Samy at Fairview Cemetery in Hyde Park.

The Msaddi Family would like to request relatives and friends to join them for the 40-day Memorial Mass service to be held on Sunday, August 8 at 11:00 am at Our Lady of the Cedars of Lebanon Church, 61 Rockwood Street, Jamaica Plain Ma 02130.  Thank you for your kindness. Roger, George & Joe Msaddi and Family

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June 16, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Kfoury Keefe Funeral Home
8 Spring Street
West Roxbury, MA 02132

Funeral Mass
June 17, 2021

10:00 AM
Cedars of Lebanon Church (Rockwood St. Jamaica Plain)

June 17, 2021

11:45 AM
Fairview Cemetery
45 Fairview Ave.
Hyde Park, MA 02136


American Arabic Benevolent Association
18 Cheriton Rd., West Roxbury MA 02132

Our Lady of the Cedars of Lebanon Church
61 Rockwood St., Jamaica Plain MA 02130
Tel: 1-617-522-0225

Lebanese-Syrian Ladies Aid Society
P.O. Box 722, Westwood MA 02090

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