- 83 years old
- Date of birth: Nov 27, 1929
- Date of passing: Jan 4, 2013
|Let the memory of Fr. Anthony be with us forever|
"Uncle George, I miss you so much. I can't believe three years have already passed since you left us. This is such a hard month, but I find peace and comfort in knowing you are with our Lord. I love you, and please give my Dad a kiss. <3"
"I still think of you every day, and I miss your laughter and your wisdom and counsel. You and my father had an everlasting effect on me. I can hear you both laughing and waxing philosophical by turns. My prayers are with you as I hope yours are with me."
You and my dad are so present to me every day. You both still teach me through the examples of your well-lived, righteous lives. I thank God daily for the lifetime of memories and lessons you provided and continue to supply. I thank both of you for providing a bedrock basis for my faith and my spiritual formation. I know you are at peace together in the Divine Mercy of the heart of our Savior, Jesus Christ.c"
"Dear Father Anthony
Two years later and we still miss you. May the angels escort you to paradise, may the martyrs and Saints welcome you and may the Mother of God be your faithful companion as you go to meet the eternal king and priest.
"I miss you Fr. Anthony"
"I miss you so much. I think of you everyday, and I still hear you laughing! May God keep you close to him. I find great comfort knowing you, your sister, and your brothers are celebrating true peace and happiness because of your faith in Christ. I love you. Judy"
"Father Anthony was a true blessing for the Maronite Church. He brought holiness, humor, docility to take any assignment, and real faithfulness to do whatever God asked of him. We will certainly miss him. Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon him.
+ Gregory John Mansour"
"Father Anthony was a very special person. He had that rare combination of intellect, holiness and wonderful sense of humor. He touched our lives greatly, including having baptized both our children and will always be remembered. His memorial service yesterday was very beautiful. May he rest in peace and our condolences to his family. Fram and Jeanine Akiki"
"We laid Uncle George to rest yesterday in a beautiful service at the Maronite Cathedral in Beverly Hills. It is hard for me to fully realize the tremendous influence George had on me. It is deep and everlasting. I will remember him most for his wit, generosity and religious devotion. He rests now in the peace of our Lord. David"
"Dear Father "Saint" Anthony,
With much gratitude. Stay close. AA"
"Father Anthony, We thank you for embracing us at Saint Rafqa, for nurturing and guiding our spiritual lives and for strengthening the sense of a fervent community.We miss you. Najib and Sandra"
"Fr. Anthony was a true inspiration to the Maronite community of Vermont. He tirelessly supported us for almost 20 years and his wise consul and spiritual example will be missed. I'm sure the Lord is welcoming his good and faithful servant with open arms. Gregory Shekrallah Akiki"
"Fr. Anthony was not only one of our best friends, but also a positive influence on our lives. He will be terribly missed. We'll think of him every day. He was a Living Saint!
Love Jim, Rose and kids - Jenny, Lizzie, Luke, Anna and Ben"
"Fr. Anthony was a Man of God. He was an inspiration to me during his stay at St. Rafqa Center. May he rest in peace. I am sure the Lord has a special place in Heaven for him."
"Fr. Anthony was a great man and a huge part of our family's lives. His first action at St. Rafqa was to baptize our younger son Andrew and both Andrew and his older brother Stephen received their First Communion/Confirmation from him. They both served him as altar boys and he was very close to us. We will miss him but know that he is praying for us. Geoff, Maria, Stephen and Andrew Akiki"
"I will miss Uncle George so much, but I can only imagine the reunion he is having with his brothers and sister and extended family in Heaven. Finally peace will reach them all completely! Judy, your words are beautiful and the love and tender care you handled his last days with are so appreciated."
"Judy and family,
I am so sorry to hear about Uncle George. What a blessing he was to all who knew him. May he rest in peace serving our Lord in Heaven. I love you!
I want to offer this tribute to you in honor of the love our family feels for you. You will be greatly missed, and I wish we had you here with us still. You were a wonderful role model, and a great friend to all of us. We will truly miss you, your stories, your teachings, and your laughter. May Jesus wrap you in His loving arms. Judy"
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