Fross Kanazeh

Fross Kanazeh

Fross (Dallal) Kanazeh, born in Beirut, Lebanon, the daughter of the late Shafic and Laurice (Kdeiss) Dallal, passed away on September 24, 2022, at the age of 73, after a brave battle with pancreatic cancer.

Fross, also known as Frossina, Foufou and Teta, was selfless, hardworking, and generous; always putting others before herself. Before retiring to care for her grandchildren, Fross was employed by the State of Michigan Treasury Department. Fross enjoyed spending time with family and friends and was an exceptional host. Known for making everyone feel welcome, she made friends instantly. She enjoyed cooking for others and was known for her delicious desserts. Her children and grandchildren are the best testament to her loving, caring heart. Fross was an energetic, incredible, and humorous woman, who will be missed immensely.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and husband Joseph K. Kanazeh. Surviving to cherish her memory are her children Mary (Rob) Russell, Nabil (Angela) Kanazeh, Shafeek (Kristen) Kanazeh; six grandchildren, Samara and Rhiana Russell, Khalil, Faris and Mallory Kanazeh, Elijah Kanazeh; sisters, Fadia (Yacoub) Bayouk, Lily (Ghassan) Kobty, Laudy (Mhanna) Badin, Wedad (Bishara) Jada; brothers-in-law, Ike (Diane) Kanazeh, George (Siham) Kanazeh, Souhail Kanazeh, Samir (Selena) Kanazeh, Anees Kanazeh; and 23 nieces and nephews. She is also survived by many great nieces and nephews, cousins, and friends.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, Sept. 27 from 1-3 p.m. and 5-8 p.m. with the Trisagion at 7:30 p.m. at Estes-Leadley Funeral Home, 325 W Washtenaw St, Lansing.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28 at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 1701 E. Saginaw St, Lansing, with Father Mark Sietsema, Ph.D. presiding.  Livestream link. Graveside services immediately following at Delta Center Cemetery.  There will be a luncheon at the church following the graveside service.

The family wishes to extend its appreciation and thanks to nurse Kimberly from The Care Team Hospice for her excellent care of Fross.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church.

There are some who bring a light so great to the world, that even after they are gone, the light remains.

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Monica Jones
September 25, 2022 at 8:37 pm

Wishing you all peace through love and the beautiful memories.
Monica Jones

Beth & Bob Blanford
September 25, 2022 at 9:28 pm

We are sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. May you find peace and comfort in your memories.

Keeping you and your family in our prayers. With love,

Beth & Bob Blanford

Jimmy & Lillian (Tarazi) Georgostathis
September 25, 2022 at 10:07 pm

We have many wonderful memories of Auntie Fufu. Sending our deepest condolences to you and your family. Prayers to all the family during this difficult time. May her memory be eternal.

Isam,Noha & Mike Tarazi
September 25, 2022 at 10:25 pm

The Kanazeh Family & relatives,
Our hearts &thoughts are with you during this time of grieving. Please know that you are not alone in remembering a truly wonderful person that meant so much to so many.
God bless her Soul & God be with you.

Susan Sasse
September 26, 2022 at 3:06 am

I am so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. May you find peace in your memories.
Susan Sasse

Tamara Ghazi
September 26, 2022 at 5:46 am

Our Angel in heaven FouFou. Thank you for being a light in our life. Although I’ve met you a handful of times, like your sisters you’ve only showered me with unconditional love and kisses, always welcoming my family and myself into your home. Your spirit and memory will never be forgotten! You raised amazing loving humans, and I’m grateful to have crossed paths with you! Watch over us from heaven.

Mr/Mrs Frederick Silva
September 26, 2022 at 6:59 am

A mother devoted to her family.
Her smile that would light up the room.
Her kindness that made everyone feel welcomed.
Her generosity had no bounds.
A rainbow now covers the gates of Heaven.
Today a host of angels sound the trumpet.
Our Lord, stands ready to welcome her home.
Her husband, Joe, of many years awaits
With open arms to embrace her.
Rest In Peace, a life time together, begins Today.

Krista Maurer
September 26, 2022 at 7:24 am

My deepest condolences for your devastating loss.. This beautiful lady will be missed, but never forgotten as her light shines through her greatest and no doubt proudest achievement, her family.

Bryan Stewart
September 26, 2022 at 7:49 am

She is such a wonderful woman that is going to be missed by many!! I personally will miss seeing her smile and big hugs every time I saw her. She was also so thoughtful. After all these years of knowing her, many times she would still set aside a plate of her amazing S cookies for me. My thoughts and prayers will be with the family through this difficult time.

Jeff Hicks
September 26, 2022 at 9:04 am

We will dearly miss Fross. She was so sweet and loving. Peace be with all of you.
– Jeff, Lisa, Lauren & Aubrie

Raja and Deeann Jildeh and Toufic Jildeh
September 26, 2022 at 10:30 am

Dear Mary, Nabil, Shafeek and families,
We are saddened to hear the very sad news that your beloved mother passed away. We know how much you love her and how much she means to everyone she knew. She has touched so many with her warm smile and sincere disposition. I know how much her illness affected your life and the lives of your immediate families.

The hardest part of your loss is the finality of it all but I know the memories you have of her will stay with you forever; I know you’ll find strength and determination in those memories that will inspire you when you need to be inspired.

It is very difficult to find the words to say how sorry we are and offer our deepest condolences.
Stay strong,
Raja and Deeann Jildeh and Toufic Jildeh

Marty Condon
September 26, 2022 at 12:08 pm

Shafeek and Kristen,

I met Fross about a half dozen times. She always treated me like family. She would greet me with a big smile and her ever-present friendliness. I’m sure she was proud of the wonderful family she raised.

My deepest condolences on your loss.

Libby Rashid and Family
September 26, 2022 at 1:22 pm

Shafeek, Kristin and the Kanazeh family,

Mamma Floss soul has found rest and no more pain.
Dealing with loss is never easy, I share in your sorrow. You have a Angel watching over you. Hold on to the happy memories to help you through this difficult time.

With love and friendship

Kais Alexander (Ghazi)
September 26, 2022 at 3:44 pm

Sorry for the loss of Fross, please accept my deep condolences.
May the Lord rest her soul in peace and may the family have memories for comfort, faith to ease the sadness, peace and lots of courage at this time of sorrow.

Kais Ghazi

Lamia Haddad
September 26, 2022 at 3:57 pm

Nimer and I are so sorry for your loss. She will be missed. May God rest her soul and grant you strength and patience. May her memory be eternal.

Régina Kidess
September 26, 2022 at 6:05 pm

Our deep condolences for the loss of beloved Fross! May her Soul Rest In Peace and May her Memory be Eternal

Johnny Andraous
September 26, 2022 at 8:12 pm

I am very sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. My thoughts and prayers will be with the family through this time.

Johnny Andraous and Family

Chris & Dina (Tarazi) McGarry
September 26, 2022 at 9:03 pm

Dear Mary, Nabil, Shafeek and Relatives,
There are no words. We loved your mother/Auntie Fufu so dearly, she meant the world to our family and we are all saddened by her passing. Sending prayers and our deepest condolences. May she Rest In Peace. God bless you all.

Karin (Willson) Dollahan
September 27, 2022 at 2:09 pm

I worked with Fross at the Department of Treasury. She was one in a million and was the warmest, loving person I ever met. May God Bless You all and always. I know she adored Joe and all of you!

Julia Petry
September 27, 2022 at 3:41 pm

Dear Fross,

I was shocked to see your name listed in the Lansing State Journal obituary section yesterday.

We have just seen each other at Meijers not long ago where we exchanged family news and caught up on what each of us was doing. You sounded optimistic and hopeful and looked your normal beautiful self. Now suddenly gone forever!

When I think of you, I see that kind, generous, open-minded, down to earth, unpretentious person and perfect hostess! You opened your home and your heart to family and friends alike and extended a helping hand and shared information whenever asked on matters you excelled in.

I will always be grateful to you, will terribly miss you but will never forget you.
Rest In Peace dear friend and May your Memory be eternal.

To Mary, Nabil and Shafeek,
My condolences and heart-felt sympathy are extended to you, your spouses and children at this most difficult time in your lives.
You mother’s loss leaves a vacuum no one can fill. My you all find comfort in the beautiful and loving memories she left behind.

God Bless you all.
Julia Petry

Brian Gordon
September 27, 2022 at 8:27 pm

Dear Aunt Fross

Thank you for being such a wonderful lady. You always brought smiles and laughter to everyone around you and had a glowing personality that was absolutely incredible. I am blessed to have known you. Thank you for your acceptance and love for myself and my mother. My mother absolutely loved everything about you and spoke of you often. You definitely touched my life with your warmth. We will all miss and remember your amazing personality and spirit. Rest In Peace. Much love and respect to you, Joe and the entire Kanazeh family.


Brian and Loretta Gordon

Griffin family
September 27, 2022 at 10:36 pm

From our family to yours our deepest condolences. Fross will be remembered fondly!

1 Thessalonians 4:13-14
“Brothers and sisters,
we want you to know about people who have died so that you won’t mourn like others who don’t have any hope. Since we believe that Jesus died and rose, so we also believe that God will bring with Him those who have died in Jesus.”

God bless each of you and give you peace!

Denise Donahue Covell
September 29, 2022 at 9:02 pm

We were so sorry to hear about your Mom. May her Memory Be Eternal. Sending hugs and kisses. Matushka Mary, Denise and Steve.

September 30, 2022 at 3:58 pm

Fross was a beautiful soul she was always a joy to be around


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