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Jack G. Ataya

February 12, 1927 ~ July 28, 2021 (age 94)

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Jack G. Ataya, of Dedham, passed away on July 28, 2021, peacefully in his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was 94 years old.

Known by many as “the wise man, the thinking head, the most respectful of all, the man of peace, and the discreetly generous one,” Jack’s kindness knew no bounds. He enjoyed a glass of scotch and a cigar, while playing bridge, and was happiest surrounded by his children and grandchildren.

Jack was the dear and devoted husband of the late Laure (Tannous). Loving father of John Ataya and his wife Fida of Dedham, Joseph Ataya and his wife Claude of Dedham, and Viviane Gilbert and her husband Greg of Sun City Center, FL. Cherished grandfather, “Jiddo,” of Joelle, Julien, Lorrie, Sophie, and Jessica. Dear brother of Antoinette Boumansour of Lebanon and the late Marie Mallat, Antoine Ataya, Jacqueline Chakar and Nicholas and Sayde Rouadi. Dear brother-in-law of Aida Eid, Yvonne Kassis, Badiaa Georges, George, Abe and Jean Tannous and the late Souad Geagea. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.


Jack’s Funeral Service will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of the Annunciation Melkite Cathedral, 7 VFW Pkwy WEST ROXBURY. Visiting hours will be held Sunday 4-7 p.m. in the Cathedral.

Jack's Funeral Service will be able to be viewed remotely using the Zoom link below.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Jack’s memory may be made to the Cathedral or to the Lebanese Red Cross at Please see information below regarding how to best make a donation to help the people of Lebanon. 

Jack will be laid to rest with his beloved Laure at Mt. Benedict Cemetery in West Roxbury.


You are invited to a Zoom webinar.    When: Aug 2, 2021 10:00 AM Eastern Time(US and Canada)    Topic: Jack Ataya's Funeral
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Bank name: Fransabank     Account Name: Croix Rouge Libanaise    Account# 0101USD1515019937418

IBAN# LB46 0001 0101 USD1 5150 1993 7418   Currency: USD    SWIFT: FSABLBBX


Bank name: Audi    Account Name: Croix Rouge Libanaise   Account# 00841500-0035

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Bank name: Audi   Beneficiary Name: Croix Rouge Libanaise      Account #: 841500-46

IBAN#:LB38 0056 0000 0000 0084 1500 0046     Currency: USD    SWIFT: AUDBLBBX


Bank name: Bank of Beirut    Account Name: Lebanese Red Cross    Account# 11 401 580564 12

IBAN# LB13007500000001140158056412    Currency: USD    SWIFT: BABELBBE

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August 1, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Our Lady of the Annunciation Melkite Cathedral
7 V.F.W. Parkway
West Roxbury, MA 02132

Funeral Service
August 2, 2021

10:00 AM
Our Lady of the Annunciation Melkite Cathedral
7 V.F.W. Parkway
West Roxbury, MA 02132

Interment following funeral service
August 2, 2021

Mt. Benedict Cemetery
409 Corey St.
West Roxbury, MA 02132


Our Lady of the Annunciation Melkite Catholic Cathedral
7 VFW Pkwy, West Roxbury MA 02132

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