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Obituary for Sophie Habib Gerges

September 26, 2016
North Haven, Connecticut

Loving Wife, Mother, Sister and Grandmother


Sophie Habib Gerges, 79 of North Haven, formerly of Hamden died peacefully at her home on Monday, September 26, 2016 with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of Issa Assaad Yousef. Sophie was born in Cairo, Egypt on September 9, 1937, a daughter of the late Habib Gerges and the late Fotna Gorgy. She moved to Hamden in 2010, and resided there for two years before moving to North Haven four years ago. While in Egypt, Sophie was deputy secretary of finance for the Egyptian Revenue Service for thirty five years retiring in 1997. She received her Bachelor Degree in Law from the University of Cairo. In addition to her husband, Sophie is survived by one son, Sherif Assaad and his wife Caroline of North Haven, and two grandsons, John and George Assaad also of North Haven. She was predeceased by one sister, Eugene Habib Gerges, and two brothers, Sami Habib Gerges and Fahmy Habib Gerges.

Sophie's relatives and friends are invited to go directly to the Virgin Mary & Archangel Michael Coptic Orthodox Church, 87 Benham St., Hamden on Wednesday at 12:00 p.m. for a funeral service. Entombment will follow in the All Saints Cemetery Mausoleum, North Haven. The Washington Memorial Funeral Home, 4 Washington Ave., North Haven has been entrusted with arrangements.

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