John . D Assad

April 23, 2019


John D. Assad, 74, of Wareham, passed away on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, at Tobey Hospital. He was the husband of fifty-two years to Sandra A. (Louis) Assad.

John was born in Fall River, the son of the late Alexander and Margaret (Azar) Assad. He graduated from Joseph Case High School in Swansea. John went on to earn his bachelor's degree from attending the Rhode Island School of Design, the University of Rhode Island and the Harvard School of Design. John was a true artist, his paintings in oil and water color and his work with stone features, small and large scale water sculptures are just a hint of his garden design accomplishments. From Governors Island in New Hampshire to the low country of South Carolina on Hilton Head Island where his best work in Japanese influenced design won him much praise to his many gardens devoted to the Blessed Mother in the various churches in this area, (including the design at LaSalette Shrine). John has left behind a legacy of beautiful gardens. A gifted artist throughout his life "The Earth was his Canvas".

Survivors besides his wife are two daughters: Cindi A. Assad of Wareham; Shari A. Aussant and her husband Terrence of Middleboro; three grandchildren: Cullen, Griffin and Gracie; a sister: Carol Guimond of Tiverton and a brother: Gerald Assad of Berkley; along with many nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Ronald Assad.

His family will receive relatives and friends on Saturday, April 27, 2019, from 9:30am to 11am, with a Mass of the Divine Liturgy and Military Honors following at 11am, in Saint Anthony of the Desert Church, 300 North Eastern Ave., Fall River.

Burial will be private at the request of the family.

Memorial donations in his memory can be made to Landscape Improvement Fund ... Saint Anthony of the Desert Church.

All arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Hathaway Home for Funerals, 1813 Robeson Street, Fall River


APR 27. 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)

St. Anthony of the Desert Church
300 N. Eastern Ave.
Fall River, MA

Funeral Mass

APR 27. 11:00 AM (EDT)

St. Anthony of the Desert Church
300 N. Eastern Ave.
Fall River, MA

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