passed away on April 19, 2011. Beatrice, 94 years old, was a beloved mother, grandmother, soon to be great grandmother, relative, and friend. She was born in Walters, Minnesota on April 4, 1917, the daughter of Lebanese immigrants who came to America in 1910. Beatrice graduated High school in Alden, Minnesota and married Wadiea Abraham in 1945. They lived in Joice, Iowa where they operated the family grocery store until 1960, when they moved to Los Angeles, California. In Los Angeles, she raised her family and worked part-time at Sears for 16 years. . Beatrice moved to Arizona in 2005 to live with her older sister Elizabeth. She was preceded in death by her husband Wadiea Abraham, her parents Thomas and Frances Haddy, and sisters Elizabeth and Lucille Haddy. Beatrice is survived by her two sons Thomas (Pamela) and Wayne (Niki) and five grandchildren Brian, Erin, Gregory, Kyle and James Abraham. She was soon to be a great-grandmother of twins. She is also survived by her brothers, Joseph and Francis Haddy and sisters Juanita Landon and Vernita Haddy. Beatrice was considered the family matriarch of many nieces, nephews, and cousin throughout the United States. Her greatest love was for her family, friends and church. She will be remembered for her straight talk, wonderful smile, kindness, and her loving heart. She will be greatly missed by all. Funeral Service is scheduled for 12:30PM, Saturday, April 23, 2011 at St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church, 4530 East Gold Dust Ave., Phoenix, 85028. Interment will be in Los Angeles, California at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills Memorial Cemetery on 11:00AM Thursday, April 28, 2011. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her memory to St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church or the charity of your choice.
Carol Haddy Froelich
Wonderfully written (Wayne)! Aunt Bea was possibly the best aunt ever created. She was loving, kind, and strong. She took me and Stuart under her family umbrella when we moved to California in 1979, and taught me how to cook Lebanese Easter cakes! She taught me how to be an Aunt to my Nieces and Nephews!
Love to Tom & Pam, and Wayne & Niki, and your families,
Carol Haddy Froelich