Sayde
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Haverhill - Sayde Patel, 57, passed away on Sunday, October 13, 2019, following a long, hard-fought battle with breast cancer. Her unwavering courage and positive attitude inspired patients, doctors and nurses so much that she was featured in a recent Dana Farber calendar. Sayde's upbeat spirit in the face of steep health challenges was truly amazing.
Born and raised in Zahle, Lebanon, Sayde arrived in the United States in 1980. She married Vimal in March of 1989. Her greatest joys and source of pride were her husband of thirty years Vimal and sons Matthew and Jonathan, and constant companion as of late, Stella her loyal Shih Tzu. She loved her Friday visits from her adopted family as well as the daily phone calls from her close cousins.
Sayde was a fabulous cook and gardener, providing family and friends with Lebanese dishes second to none. She loved to share success stories of her sons and travel to Lebanon and tropical vacation spots with her biggest fan, Vimal.
After earning an associate's degree in accounting, Sayde worked as the office manager and bookkeeper at Yankee Warehouse in Lawrence.
Predeceased by her parents Joseph and Marie Lteif, Sayde is survived by sisters, Hayat and Fadia Lteif and Maha Chickani; husband Vimal; sons Matthew and Jonathan as well as several in-laws, cousins, nephews and nieces, aunts and uncles.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours on Friday, October 18, 2019, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Cataudella Funeral Home, 126 Pleasant Valley Street in Methuen. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 19, 2019, at St. Anthony Maronite Church, 145 Amesbury Street in Lawrence. Burial will be in the United Lebanese Cemetery, Lawrence. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute at dana-farber.org. For directions or to send condolences, please visit www.cataudellafh.com.
Published on October 16, 2019

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Bonnie I'Anson
Nov 13, 2019
Just learning of Sayde's passing and am overwhelmingly sad to hear her battle has ended. Please accept my sympathies. I know she has left you in each others hands and that you are a very strong family. Cherish the memories and draw strength from those around you.
Joel fox
Nov 04, 2019
Vinny,Mathew & Jonathan
I worked with your beautiful mother for many years. Sayde inspired me & made the office she worked in “shine” ....Vinny, you had the best of the best so, your memories of Sayde will be forever-beautiful ...Joel Fox
Bill and Dawn Scanlon
Oct 19, 2019
Vinny, Matt and Johnny,
We are so sorry to hear of Sayde’s passing. She fought a long hard battle always with a smile in her face. She was the sweetest most loving person and will be missed by many. Thinking of all of you during this difficult time and hoping that you can someday find peace knowing she is in a better place and is no longer sick. Bill and Dawn Scanlon
Bill and Dawn Scanlon
Oct 19, 2019
Vinny, Matt and Johnny,
We are so sorry to hear of Sayde’s passing. She fought a long hard battle always with a smile in her face. She was the sweetest most loving person and will be missed by many. Thinking of all of you during this difficult time and hoping that you can someday find peace knowing she is in a better place and is no longer sick. Bill and Dawn Scanlon
Mike Dulong
Oct 18, 2019
Sayde and Vinnie have been clients of mine for many years. Sayde was the kindest, sweetest woman I have ever had the pleasure to know. Strong, but gentle she fought hard for a long time. She made an impression on me that will never leave me. Rest in Peace with the Lord Sayde. The pain is gone, the wings are on. Mike
Gayle DeSantis
Oct 16, 2019
The group Casting Crowns has a song that will always remind me of Sayde. It's called Courageous. Whenever I play it I smile and think of your courage to carry on. Rest in peace.
Karen & Joe Carey
Oct 16, 2019
Vinny, Matt & Jonathan,
We are so sorry for your loss, Godspeed for Sayde.