Obituary of Linda Bomysoad
BOMYSOAD, Linda Jamelie (Moufarrege)
It is with heavy hearts we mourn the passing of our dear mother, Linda, on Wednesday, August 1, 2018, surrounded by her loving family. She was a loving, compassionate and strong woman who adored her family. Linda was a special person with the sweetest soul and brightest light for everyone she encountered. She was always ready to help those in need and welcomed all with open arms.
Linda was a lifetime member of Grace Episcopal Church; owner of Linda's Tailor Shop, the Cedar St. Liquor Store and co-owner of the Cedar Street Cafe. Linda was also a member of the Elmira Syrian Lebanese Club and active in several community charities.
She was born June 1, 1925 in Beirut, Lebanon, daughter of the late Nazir and Helen (Fleyfel) Moufarrege. Linda married Bernard Amen Bomysoad in Lebanon in 1955. He predeceased her in 2000. She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law Frances (Paul) Bjorck of Elmira Heights, Aida (Marc) Williams of Elmira, Brenda Bomysoad of New York City and stepson Fred (Katherine) Bomysoad of MD; grandchildren Lauren Lewis, Michael and Stefani Bjorck, Christopher Wellington, Patrice Wellington Theetge, Adele, Robert and Michael Bomysoad and families; great grandchildren Benjamin and Lillian Lewis, Maddox and Gabriella Bjorck and Camden Theetge; siblings Dimitri and Alberto Moufarrege both of Brazil and Aida Malouf of New York City along with several nieces, nephews and cousins from around the world. In addition to her parents and husband, Linda was predeceased by brothers David, Michel and Marcel Moufarrege.
Family and friends are invited to visit Grace Episcopal Church, 375 W. Church St., Elmira on Tuesday, August 7th from 11 am to 1 pm. Her Requiem Mass will be celebrated at 1 pm. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery.
Special thanks to Becky Breese and the Chemung County Nursing Facility staff on the 6th floor for their compassionate and loving care of our Mother, Linda.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to St Jude's Children Hospital.