We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Kfoury Keefe Funeral Home
Georges P. Hawat of Westwood passed away suddenly and peacefully on Sunday June 5th, 2022. He was 57 years old.
Georges was a man of God, father, husband, and brother. He was a hardworking, selfless, and kind young man who devoted his life to loving his family, friends, and all those around him. Georges was full of life, compassionate, and determined to support his family and friends in any way he could. His strong mind, logical way of thinking, and humbleness had an impact on anyone who had the pleasure of speaking with him. Even in his toughest years, fighting an incurable illness he remained motivated and optimistic to push forward. Georges always put a smile on people’s faces hiding his emotions to enjoy every moment of his life. He took pride in caring for his family, watching them grow, listening to their needs, and being the “best friend” to anyone who crossed his path. On many occasions, he sacrificed his own needs to devote himself to help others. Georges truly lived to love and cherish life.
He was born in Lebanon and immigrated to America in 1984. During this time, Georges aspired to pursue his education at Northeastern University. At the time, he was only 18 years old living with his brothers fighting their way to be successful and achieve a better life. Georges successfully received his bachelor’s degree of Science in Electrical Engineering (Cum Laude) with a major in Computer Engineering in 1987. Shortly after, he completed his master’s degree in 1993 he received his certification as a Registered Professional Engineer in 1998. During this time, he began his career with the City of Boston where he would quickly excel and rise to become the Director of I.T. Solutions within the Department of Innovation and Technology (DoIT) proudly serving his city for over 35 years. Georges continued to work and provide for his family through his illness demonstrating true courage and perseverance to fight to do what he loved. He was eventually elected by Mayor Menino to join the Parkman Club which was one of many awards he received to recognize his outstanding career achievements.
Georges was a lifelong member of St. George Orthodox Church of Boston who would attend every Sunday prior to the onset of his illness. He was very active and loved to create or take on projects as he sought to teach his children along with friends all the knowledge he gained over the years. Those who knew Georges, witnessed his love for gardening, being a handyman around the house, along with his care for his garden of Mediterranean fruits and vegetables. Walking around his house you will find peaches, and apples which he loved to eat and share with visitors. Georges was known as the “King of Road” as he took pride in driving his “Mighty 190”, a 1990 190E Mercedes Benz, which he used to commute to work, drive his family, and use it to teach his children how to drive. He enjoyed maintaining and caring for his car, along with supporting his childrens passion for cars. Georges’s life will be dearly missed as his impact on his family, friends, and community will be irreplaceable. He was known for brilliance and his ability to take the time to formulate his ideas in a meaningful way. His love, comfort, and support will be missed. His memory lives within all those who had the pleasure of interacting with him.
Georges was the loving husband of Katia (Issa) Hawat. Loving father of his two sons, George and John. Dear sibling of brothers Hassib Hawat of Dedham, Bassem and Faouzi Hawat of Australia along with sisters Adla Hawat of Australia, Mahassin, Nawal, Diana and, Neemat Hawat of Lebanon. Lastly, loving son of Nadia Hawat and deceased Philippe Hawat.
Georges Funeral Service will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church 55 Emmonsdale Rd. WEST ROXBURY. Visiting hours in the Church Thursday 5-8 p.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Georges’ memory may be made to the Church or to Compassionate Care ALS 17 Chase Road Falmouth, MA 02540 (ccals.org).
Georges will be laid to rest at The Gardens Cemetery in West Roxbury.
St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church
P.O. Box 320164, West Roxbury MA 02132
Compassionate Care ALS
17 Chase Road, Falmouth MA 02540