Deacon Victor Haddad, MD

SOMERSET, Mass. — Deacon Victor Haddad, MD, 82, of Somerset, passed away March 8 at his residence. He was the husband of 53 years to Maria Teresa (Parada) Haddad.

Victor was born in Egypt the son of the late Naoum and Samia (Agia) Haddad. He was educated in Egypt and Uruguay. Haddad earned his medical doctor degree from Montevideo University in 1961. Dr. Haddad then came to the United States and operated his OB/GYN practice at Truesdale Clinic in Fall River for 30 years, retiring in 1987. While working he was a physician with the United States Army Reserves during the Persian Gulf War. After the war he continued to serve in the Army Reserves for a combined 15 years retiring as a colonel.

During his retirement from his medical practice Haddad continued his education by earning his master’s degree in Religious Studies from Providence College, a masters’ degree in Theological Studies from Boston University and a canon law degree from Catholic University in Washington D.C. Haddad was appointed by Bishop Sean P. O’Malley, OFM, Cap., to serve as a judge on the Fall River Diocese Tribunal. He was ordained a deacon in 1997 serving at St. Thomas More Church in Somerset. Haddad was an accomplished marathon runner and participated in more than 80 marathons worldwide.

Survivors besides his wife are his children, Magda Roitz (Haddad), Alfredo Haddad and Carolina Haddad-Geary. Magda Roitz is surrounded by her husband Fredrick Roitz and their children Franz, Zachary and Nathan Roitz. Alfredo Haddad is surrounded by his wife Christine and their children Brielle and Trinity Haddad and Christian Santiago. Carolina Haddad-Geary is surrounded by her husband David Geary and their children Leila and Liam Geary.

A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated March 12 at  St. Thomas More Church in Somerset. Entombment followed at the mausoleum at Notre Dame Cemetery in Fall River. Arrangements were handled by the Hathaway Community Home for Funerals, Somerset.

Donations in his memory can be made to the Amos House at 415 Friendship Street, Providence, R.I. 02907, or St. Thomas More Church, 386 Luther Avenue, Somerset, Mass. 02726.

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