Mary Saad Adam Passes Away

MANCHESTER, N.H. - Mary Saad Adam, 87, of Manchester, N.H., and formerly of South Portland, fell asleep in the Lord March 22, 2006 following a short illness.

She was born in Montreal, Canada, on May 11, 1918, the daughter of Thomas and Lydia (David) Saad. Having immigrated from Rashaya, Lebanon and Sao Paolo, Brazil, her parents had lived in Manchester and returned there shortly after Mary's birth to raise Mary and her siblings.

A graduate of Manchester Central High School, Mary went on to earn her degree from the Boston School of Electric Dermatology where she studied under Doctor Harry Cowen. Mary later had her own electric dermatology practice in Manchester. She also owned a clothing store for some time there and worked as a radio announcer on WKBR. In her youth Mary also served as a hostess for the Annual Professional Baseball Dinner held in Manchester.

Mary and her family moved to South Portland in 1965 where she resided and raised her family until returning to Manchester in 1993. While continuing her practice of electric dermatology there, she was also part owner of the Howard Johnson restaurant in South Portland from 1958 to 1977.

An active member of the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Portland where she taught Sunday school for twenty years, and the Saint George Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Manchester, Mary also participated in the Eastern Star Chapter in South Portland and the daughters of Rashaya in Manchester.

Most recently, in July 2004, the newly constructed CINEMAGIC Theater in Merrimack, N.H., was dedicated to her by her son's company, Zyacorp, in appreciation of her guidance and prayers.

Mary was predeceased by her parents and all of her siblings: Abraham Saad, Nedda Saad, Helen Hadley, Sophie Sayfie and Nicholas Saad.

Family members include her son, Mark Adam and his wife, Elaine; her grandchildren, Zachary and Yasmin Adam, all of Manchester, N.H.; a godson, David Hadley; and a number of loving nieces, nephews and cousins.

Calling hours for Mrs. Adam will be held at the Goodwin Funeral Home, 607 Chestnut St., corner of Harrison Street, Manchester, N.H., Friday from 4-8 p.m. The Trisagion service will be conducted at 6 p.m. A funeral liturgy will be celebrated Saturday morning at 11:30 a.m. at Saint George Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 650 Hanover St., Manchester. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery.

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(Portland Press Herald, 24 Mar 2006)

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