Hilda I. Zananiri Print

Hilda  I. Zananiri 

Loving daughter, sister, aunt, godmother and friend

 Hilda I. Zananiri, 70, of Lowell, a member of a well-known Greater Lowell family, passed away Friday afternoon May 25, 2018, peacefully at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington surrounded by her loving family.
 Born in Jerusalem, November 3, 1947, a daughter of the late Nahil I. (Ansara) Zananiri, who had died earlier the same day on Friday May 25, 2018 and the late Abraham E. Zananiri, she received her early education at the Nazareth Catholic High School in Amman, Jordan.
 In 1967, Hilda, her parents and siblings immigrated to the United States from Amman, Jordan, eventually relocating to Lowell, Massachusetts.
 Once in the United States, she continued her education attaining her Associates Degree in Business at the Chandler School of Business in Boston.
 Currently, Hilda was a medical interpreter for the Lowell Community Health Center and Lowell General Hospital.
 Previously, she was a travel agent for Garber Travel Agency in Andover for many years and began her career as an accounts payable coordinator for the City of Lowell Department of Public Works.
 Hilda was a proud and longtime member of St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church in Lowell.  She was a devoted parishioner who served as President of the Parish Council as well as the Ladies Society.  Her greatest joy was organizing the church’s annual Cocktail Raffle fundraiser as well as the church’s participation in the Lowell Folk Festival.  Hilda also loved being with her family, traveling, gardening and cooking.   She especially loved to plan parties and special events for her loving family and friends.
 Hilda is survived by four sisters, Nadia Hassey and her husband Donald, Henrietta Zananiri and Rema Lichtenstein and her husband Michael all of Dracut, Rhonda Murray and her husband Gregory of Tyngsboro; three brothers, Elias Zananiri and his wife Martha Nelson of York Beach, ME, William Zananiri and his wife Gina of South Berwick, ME and Nabeel Zananiri and Victoria Gatsas of York Beach, ME; nine nieces and nephews, Sherine Halligan and her husband David, Jennifer Lowe and her husband Matthew, Eric Hassey and his wife Rona, Shaun and Arielle Lichtenstein, Danielle and Michelle Zananiri and Ryan and Tyler Murray; four great nieces and nephews, Brennan and Emerson Halligan and Eva and Matthew Lowe; and four godchildren, Shaun Lichtenstein, Ryan Murray, Samuel Bahou and Nuha Louh.
 Hilda was also the sister of the late Henry Zananiri.
Friends may call at ST. GEORGE ANTIOCHIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH 44 BOWERS ST. in Lowell from 4 to 8 P.M. Thursday. Her Funeral and her mother Nahil’s Funeral will take place Friday morning at 10 o’clock at the Church followed by their burials at the Westlawn Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church, 44 Bowers St., Lowell, MA 01854. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME (978) – 458-8768.  

Condolences (8)
  • Rhonda Murray  - The longest year of my life.......
    My Dearest Sister Hilda, On Sunday June 2 we had a one year memorial mass for you and mom. It is still very difficult for me to accept that it has been a year since I told you I loved you and said goodbye. My broken heart has yet to heal and I miss seeing you and talking to you each day more than you will ever know. I hope being in heaven has brought you the peace and love you so deserve and that you are free from pain again. Please look down from time to time and send me a sign so I know you are happy and doing well. You are forever in my heart, thoughts and prayers, where you shall remain until I see you again someday. All my love always and forever. Your loving "baby" sister, Rhonda
  • Rhonda Murray  - Still Can't Believe You Are Gone.......
    My Dearest Sister Hilda, Today was the 40-day memorial mass at St. George Church for you and mom. You would have been proud to see the gathering of family members and friends who came to honor you and mom. It is all still very surreal for me and I have yet to believe and accept that you are really gone. It happened so quickly and there was so much more I wanted to say to you. You were the best big sister I could have ever asked for and I hope you know how much I loved you. I would have moved heaven and earth to keep you with us longer, even for just one more year. But God had a different plan. Ryan and Tyler miss their loving Auntie Hilda so much. I know I will see you again some day in the future, but until that day comes, my heart will remain forever broken. I miss you so much and will love you always and forever. Your loving "baby" sister, Rhonda
  • Ron and Doris Segal  - Codolence
    We are sorry for your loss.
  • Roseanne Galvin
    I am heartsick over the loss of your beautiful sweet wonderful sister Hilda. She was such a GEM of a woman. I am fortunate and blessed to have known her for much of my life through St Georges and as a girlfriend. My mom and my Aunt Terry totally adored her. I had a lot of laughs and fun with Hilda these last couple of years when she was at Groton Wellness where I work. Everyone there enjoyed her in every way. Her passing is such a big loss for all that knew and loved her. May she be at peace with your Mom and smiling down on her family. Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers. Love Roseanne
  • Elias S Zananiri  - Dear cousins
    Our deepest sympathies goes to your family, cousins and grandchildren. I trust they are together on the other side. May they Rest In Peace, and may you always cherish their memories. Love from elias, Adele and Maher
  • Elias and Inès Saad  - Deepest condolences
    Our deepest condolences to the Zananiri Family.May Nahil and Hilda’s Memory be eternal They are going to be deeply missed
  • Nick Bahou  - Sympathies to Aunt Helen
    Dear Aunt Helen. As the matriarch of the family you were a great person who loved the family and enjoyed cooking for everyone and getting together to enjoy each others company. I loved visiting you during the holidays and listening to your stories and having a cup of coffee with you. You would always "read my coffee cup" after and tell me wonderful insight into my future. I will miss you and your kindness and thoughtfulness to the family. May you rest in peace. Love always, Nick Bahou
  • Nick Bahou  - Sympathies to Zananiri Family
    My sympathies to the Zananiri family. I will miss my beautiful cousin Hilda, who had a great heart and a wonderful smile. She loved the family and always wanted to unite everyone. I will miss you Hilda, your kind smile and your gentle ways on being so kind and loving to others. May you rest in peace. Love always, your cousin Nick Bahou
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