Jacqueline  Hassam


Jacqueline W.G. Hassam, 90, of Naples, Fla., and Plattsburgh, N.Y., passed away at her residence in Naples, Fla., on March 12, 2019, with loving family members at her side.
Jacqueline was born Jan. 4, 1929, in the Netherlands. She earned a degree in Physical Therapy and practiced in this profession while in the Netherlands and following that earned a Master's degree in foreign languages at the Sorbonne University in Paris, France.
Jacqueline was the personification of grace, kindness and family. The love and devotion she had in raising and caring for her five children, two grandchildren and being a loving wife to her husband for sixty-two years were unmatched and her proudest accomplishment. Family was everything to her. She had a special relationship with her husband, each and every one of her children and two grandchildren. She always put her family's needs ahead of her own.
As a wife and a mother she was a strong and compassionate woman. She throughout her life exhibited this exceptional strength and compassion as an example to her family. She was a beacon of light to all of us, radiating a spirit of kindness and warmth. Jacqueline had a passion for gardening and spent many hours outside tending to her flower gardens and sitting on the back deck by the lake enjoying their beauty. Our mother may have given us the gift of life, but life gave us the gift of her to us. Our mother has left behind for us footprints of kindness and love, courage and compassion as a trail for us to follow. We will miss her dearly.
Jacqueline is survived by her husband of 62 years, Dr. Driss Hassam as well as five children, Soraya, Kareem, Khalil, Merwan and Driss along with two grandchildren, Alex and Gillian.
A family gathering will be held in her remembrance and honor.
Published on March 16, 2019
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12 posts

Jackie Baker RN.
Mar 20, 2019
Dr. Hassam, I'm so sorry to read of your wife's death. May happy memories sustain you at this difficult time. Prayers for you & your family.
Judith Ryan Higel
Mar 19, 2019
Sending prayers and thoughts to Dr.Hassam and his lovely family during these difficult days.
So sorry for you loss.
Mar 19, 2019
Jim Buran
Mar 18, 2019
My condolences to her family, especially Kareem, whom went to high school with me and my brothers.
William Stiles
Mar 18, 2019
My sincere condolences to Dr. Hassam and family.
Teri and Michael Moore
Mar 17, 2019
You and your family are in our prayers and heart
Janet & Jerry Davis
Mar 17, 2019
Driss and family- We are saddened to hear of Jacqueline's passing. She was the epitome of a true lady. Her warm smile and lovely voice will be missed by all. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you.
Jill Bennett Wray
Mar 17, 2019
My deepest sympathy to the Hassan family. I will remember Mrs. Hassam's soft spoken manner and kindness. Truly one of our loveliest neighbors growing up on Addoms St.
Joe Breen and family
Mar 16, 2019
My dear Hassam family, my deepest condolences to the entire family on the passing of your dear Mother. I will always remember her kindness and gentle spirt and the love for her family that radiated from her. Please take consolation in knowing that you all were blessed to have her. Love to all.
Susan A Hathaway
Mar 16, 2019
My sincerest condolences to Dr Hassam and the family!
Mar 16, 2019
Condolences to Dr Hassam and family. So sorry for your loss.
Amy O'Neill
Mar 16, 2019
My deepest sympathies to the family. She was a wonderful lady. It was an honor to know her and to work for her.