Hearts Love 08

Karimeh Rafidi

January 29, 1929 ~ November 17, 2022 (age 93)
Obituary Image
Read more about the life story of Karimeh and share your memories in the Tribute Book.    


Canfield - Karimeh Rafidi, 93 of Canfield, passed away peacefully Thursday morning at Briarfield Manor Nursing/Rehabilitation Center. 

Karimeh was born January 29, 1929 in El Bireh, Palestine, the daughter of Izzat and Hilwa Rafidi and later came to the United States in 1949.  She resided with her family in Ashtabula, Ohio before marrying her husband, the late, Farid Joseph Rafidi in May of 1952 and together they moved to Youngstown, Ohio.   

She worked hand in hand over the years with her husband operating grocery stores and raising a family of five children before they retired in 1976.   They were blessed to have several wonderful years of retirement together to enjoy each other, their children and their grandchildren before her husband’s passing in December of 1988.   

Karimeh was a pillar of strength to her children throughout the years whom she cherished. She always delighted in interacting with others socially.   She was a woman of great faith and a member of the Saint Maron Maronite Catholic Church.  

She leaves her son, Sami F. Rafidi Sr. (wife, Rita) of Canfield, two daughters, Joanne Halaweh (husband, Sami) of Orlando, Florida and Diane Psaras of Miami, Florida, a son-in-law James R. King of Orlando, Florida. She will be missed dearly by her grandchildren Natasha and Sami F. Rafidi Jr., Deana Halaweh, Thomas Psaras, Atty. Fred Rafidi, Joey Joseph, Robert and Michael Rafidi and Katrina King and their families as well as her great grandchildren Savannah, Layla, Jackson, Emma Rafidi, Echo Joseph and Madison King. She also leaves two sisters, Judy Farr of Arizona and Ruth Jensen of California along with many nieces, nephews, cousin and friends.

Besides her parents and beloved husband Farid, Karimeh was preceded in death by her son Joseph Rafidi, her daughter Nancy King and her grandson Richard King that all welcomed her arrival in Heaven.  

Family and friends may pay their respects to Karimeh on Tuesday morning, November 22, 2022 from 9:30 am until 10:25 am at St. Maron Maronite Church, 1555 S. Meridian Rd., Youngstown.

There will be a Divine Liturgy of Christian Burial held on Tuesday, November 22, 2022 at 10:30 am with ChorBishop Anthony Spinosa as officiant.

Burial will take place at Belmont Park Cemetery, Liberty Township.

In lieu of flowers Karimeh’s family requests that material contributions may be made to St. Maron Maronite Church, 1555 S. Meridian Rd., Youngstown, Ohio 44511.

On behalf on Karimeh’s family they would like to extend their heartfelt appreciation to Ed and Diane Reese of Briarfield, the entire staff of the Inn at Christine Valley where she spent several years and most recently at Briarfield Manor for all the care and compassion shown to her throughout the years.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the professional care of the Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home, 4221 Market St., Boardman. 

Family and friends may visit www.rossisantuccifh.com to view this obituary and send condolences to Karimeh’s family.


To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Karimeh Rafidi, please visit our floral store.


November 22, 2022

9:30 AM to 10:25 AM
St. Maron Church
1555 S. Merdian Rd.
Youngstown, OH 44511

Divine Liturgy
November 22, 2022

10:30 AM
St. Maron Church
1555 S. Merdian Rd.
Youngstown, OH 44511

Online Memory & Photo Sharing Event
Online Event
About this event


In Loving Memory Of

Karimeh Rafidi

January 29, 1929-November 17, 2022

Look inside to read what others have shared

Family and friends are coming together online to create a special keepsake. Every memory left on the online obituary will be automatically included in the book.   


St. Maron Maronite Catholic Church
1555 S. Meridian Rd., Youngstown OH 44511
Tel: 1-330-792-2735

© 2022 Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Accessibility