Passing of Joseph Barber

Dear Parishioners of OLOP:

We received the sad news that Joseph Barber of Norwood, MA, passed away this week. Joseph is the brother-in-law of Tony (Elaine) Barbour and Hyatt Thomas. Our condolences go out to Joseph’s wife Najet, their children, grandchildren, and family members.

Visiting hours will be held Thursday evening, January 11, from 4:00pm to 7:00pm at the Carroll-Thomas Funeral Home, 22 Oak St., Hyde Park. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of the Cedars of Lebanon Church, 61 Rockwood St., Jamaica Plain at 10:30am on Friday. Interment at Mt. Benedict Cemetery, West Roxbury. Relatives and friends respectfully invited. In lieu of flowers, donations in Joseph’s memory may be made to Our Lady of the Cedars of Lebanon Church.

May Almighty God welcome Joseph into His kingdom and may his soul rest in peace. Allah yerhammo.


Joseph S. Barber of Norwood, January 7, age 79 passed away after a brief illness surrounded by his loving family in his home. Beloved husband of 55 years to Wadiha Najet (Barbour). Son of the late Samuel (Salim) Barber, born in Jbeil, Lebanon and Josephine (Otash), born in Lawrence, MA. Father of Josephine Cordahi and her husband Kalim of Norfolk, Nidah Barber and her husband Frank Raymond of Beverly Hills, CA, Sue Ellen Barber of Norwood, and Laila Barber. Brother of the late Shirley Kanelos and her husband, Nick and brother of Janice Matthews and Bill Byczek of Eustis, FL.

Loving “Jiddo” of 6 grandchildren- Elias, Jad, Pamela, Klea, Frankie and Sammy and uncle to many nieces, nephews, and loving & devoted friends.