Methuen — Louis J. “Kuffy” Kfoury passed away on Saturday, June 15, surrounded by his family.
Born on April 2, 1921, he was the son of the late Joseph E. and Azzizy (Samaha) Kfoury, and husband of the late Anne (Saba), with whom he had shared 48 years of marriage.
Louis is survived by his four children, Joseph, Judith and her husband, Noel Farah, all of Methuen, Louanne and her husband, Steven Annaldo of Lawrence, and William and his wife, Debra of Salem, N.H. He also leaves his grandchildren; Jennifer (Annaldo) Cassista, Steven Annaldo, Samantha, Robert and Jacquelyn Farah, Elizabeth and Christopher Kfoury, and Robert Brooks; his great-grandchildren, Leigha, Kaitlyn, Marcus, Christian, Keith, and Austin. He is also survived by his brothers, Kasper and his wife, Joyce of Lawrence, George and his wife, Barbara of Salem, N.H., and his sister, Rose and her husband, Michael Sabbagh of Methuen. He leaves many nieces and nephews.
His daughter-in-law, Joanne Kfoury passed away on March 24, 2013.
Louis was born and raised in Lawrence. He was educated at St. Mary’s Grammar School and graduated from Lawrence High School in 1939.
He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II onboard the USS Westmoreland APA-104 as a Petty Officer Signalman Second Class.
When he returned from duty, he attended Boston Trade School. He worked as a draftsman for Raytheon, Itek and the IRS, from where he retired in 1981.
Louis was an active parishioner of St. Joseph’s Melkite Church, where he volunteered many hours working Bingo to help raise money to build the rectory and the Plains Community Center. He also volunteered at Lazarus House five days a week up until a few years ago. In 1997 he received the Christ the Servant Award from Lazarus House and in 2011, the Hike for Hope was dedicated in his honor.