Northborough – Adele (Husson) Dadah, 80, of Northborough, formerly of Worcester, a devoted mother, Sittu, and sister, passed away Satruday, Feb. 15, 2014, surrounded by the ones she loved, in the Coleman House.
Adele was born in Worcester in 1933, one of six children of Lebanese immigrants Andrew and Bessie (David) Husson. She grew up in the Syrian/Lebanese neighborhood of Worcester, and graduated from Worcester Girls Trade School.
Just out of high school Adele met and married in 1952, the love of her life, Russell J. Dadah Sr. whom she shared the next 30 wonderful years until he passed away in 1982. Together, they raised three devoted children who survive her, Russell J. Dadah Jr. and his wife Elaine of Gardner, Valarie Billings and her husband Gerald of North Grafton, and Diane Aselbekian-Mauro and her husband Brian of Mashpee. As Sittu, she cherished the seven grandchildren her children gave her, Christopher, Jonathan, Justin, Russell III, Michael, Gregory, and Zachary, and three great-grandsons, Justin, Gabriel, and Jack. She also leaves her best friend and sister, Shirley Dowd of Worcester, and many nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends. Four siblings, Very Rev. Michael Husson, Elias and George Husson, and Mae Husson-Pignataro, all predeceased her.
Adele worked many years creating custom draperies for various companies, including Anderson Window Fashions in Worcester. She previously co-owned with the Dadah family Dadah's Market on June Street for over 40 years.
Adele was a member of St. George Orthodox Cathedral and its women's club, and, when able, she volunteered on many church committees.
She was an avid card player and enjoyed the occasional trips to the casinos. She had many friends and loved attending local dances. She also had a wonderful sense of humor that lit up any room or function she attended with laughter and fun. Most of all Adele was “Sittu,” a grandmother who cherished her grandchildren and was happiest when they were with her. They inspirited her life, which will be missed by family and many friends.
Adele's funeral service will be held Monday, Feb. 17, at 10:00 a.m., in St George Orthodox Cathedral, 30 Anna St. Burial next to her husband will follow in Worcester County Memorial Park in Paxton. A period of calling hours will be held Monday, from 9 – 9:45 a.m., in the Cathedral prior to the service. The Mercadante Funeral Home & Chapel of Worcester is assisting the family with arrangements.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St George Orthodox Cathedral Endowment Fund, 30 Anna St., Worcester, MA 01604.
The Dadah family would like to thank the Coleman House, notably Patrick Blake, Christy, Kate and Karen, and especially Tara, who stayed and guided us through Mom's last moments.