Anis Youssef, 84, of Methuen passed away Friday, June 14, 2019 at Cedar View Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Methuen. Born in Machta Alhelo, Syria, he was the son of the late Adib and Latifeh (Haddad) Youssef.
Mr. Youssef was raised in Syria and was a self-employed cobbler. He came to Lawrence in 1978 and opened his business, Baystate Shoe Repair and later moved his business to Haverhill. He was a talented shoe maker and took great pride in his work. Mr. Youssef loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his sister, Louisa Youssef.
Mr. Youssef is survived by his beloved wife, Laila (Georges) Youssef; children, Lina Alasmar and her husband Salim, Rodah Altaweel and her husband Nicholas, and Samer Youssef and his wife Rima all of Methuen; brothers, Labib Youssef of CA, Ramez Youssef and his wife Isabel of Methuen, and Salah Youssef and his wife Salam of CA; sisters, Ramza and her husband Jabra and Najah Youseff all of CA. He also leaves eight grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours on Monday, June 17, 2019 from 4:00-8:00 PM at Cataudella Funeral Home, 126 Pleasant Valley Street in Methuen. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 AM on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at St. Joseph Melkite Church, 241 Hampshire Street in Lawrence. Burial will be in United Lebanese Cemetery, Lawrence.