Henri G. Ghantous, of Walpole, passed away on July 4, 2021. He was 61 years old.
Henri was born and raised in Amyoun, Lebanon in a large Orthodox Christian family. He migrated to Boston in 1980 and graduated from Northeastern University in 1985 with a Bachelor’s Degree in electrical engineering. He married Lina in 1990. Together they raised four children, living in and around Boston.
Henri was known for his patient and gentle soul, ever-giving generosity, and easy-going spirit. His smile was contagious. He had a hilarious sense of humor, even in the most difficult times, and incredible empathy for everyone that he encountered. Most of all, he had an excitement for life that cannot be replicated. He was passionate about reading, traveling, and cooking, and he constantly wanted to learn and see all that he could. He worked tirelessly for his family, as a husband, father, and business owner in Roslindale for twenty-seven years. His family, friends, and even loyal customers knew that he was a gift to everyone he met and that he had a rare way of touching hearts with his words.
Henri was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in 2016 and was cared for by his loving wife, children, and caregivers until his death. He wants to thank Compassionate Care ALS for all of their assistance and advocacy on his behalf, and especially for providing Henri with the necessary equipment and technology during his illness. He and his family are incredibly grateful for their support during the last five years.
Henri was the dear and devoted husband of Lina (Bichani). Loving father of Roy Ghantous and his wife Kim of Weymouth, Kayla Ghantous and Kelsey Ghantous of Walpole, and the late Crystal Ghantous. Dear brother of Salim Ghantous of Canton, Theodora Hanna of CA, Henriette Wehbe of Lebanon and the late Nahla Haider. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Henri’s Funeral Service will be held Thursday July 8, 2021 at 10 a.m. at St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church 55 Emmonsdale Rd. WEST ROXBURY. Visiting hours will be held in the Church Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Henri’s memory may be made to Compassionate Care ALS, P.O. Box 1052, West Falmouth, MA 02574 (www.ccals.org) or to St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church (stgeorgeofboston.org).
Henri will be laid to rest at Mt. Benedict Cemetery in West Roxbury.
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