Amal Antonios, Ullman employee

Amal (Nejm) Antonios of Danbury, a longtime employee of a Ridgefield business, died on Sunday, Aug. 28, at Danbury Hospital. She was 70.

She was born in Lebanon, May 19, 1946, daughter of Esber and Nabiha (Bitar) Nejm.

She migrated from Lebanon with her family in 1990 and settled in Danbury.  She was a math teacher before her marriage to Nazih Antonios in 1965. She was a retired 20-year employee of Ullman Devices on Route 7.

She was a member of St. Ann Melkite Greek Catholic Church of Danbury and enjoyed traveling and knitting.

Besides her husband, she is survived by three sons, Ghassan Antonios and his wife, Myrna Nohra of White Plains, N.Y.; Bassem Antonios and his wife, Jeanine Karam of Danbury; Imad Antonios and his partner, Christophe Demirdjian of Brooklyn, N.Y., and four grandchildren, Marc, Rudy, Stephie and Rafi.

The Rite of Burial will take place on Thursday, Sept. 1, at 10 a.m. in St. Ann Melkite Greek Catholic Church, 181 Clapboard Ridge Road in Danbury.

Burial will follow in St. Peter Cemetery, Danbury.

The family will receive friends at St. Ann Church on Wednesday, Aug. 31, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The Trisagion Prayer Service will be offered at 7:45 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Ann Melkite Greek Catholic Church of Danbury or to Regional Hospice and Home Care of Western Connecticut, 30 Milestone Road, Danbury, 06810.

The family remembers her for her sacrifices for her family, her kindness, intelligence and her zest for life despite her long and enduring health hardships while supporting her family and being a role model in courage and perseverance.  Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home of Danbury is in charge of arrangements.