Florence Hassis VissarMarch 31, 2015
FLORENCE HASSIS VISSAR died March 31, 2015 surrounded by her loving daughters in Morristown, NJ. Throughout her life, Florence never let her illness with Alzheimer’s dim her love of her Albanian heritage, her Orthodox faith, her family and her friends. She was a lifelong resident of Philadelphia and Southampton, Pa., married to William V. Vissar and a longtime employee of the Centennial School District. Florence was a devoted parishioner of St. John Chrysostom Albanian Orthodox Church in Philadelphia, PA. and was awarded the congregation's highest honor, the St. George medal, for her years of support and participation in church life. Florence's greatest joy - and her greatest strength - came from the lift and support she gave to others. Florence's husband died in 1982. She is survived by her daughters Kathleen Vissar, of Philadelphia, Wendy Vissar (Michael Slackman), of Morristown, , and Victoria (Scott) Day, of Hermon, New York. She is also survived by two loving grandsons, Sam and Nikolas Slackman, a niece Susan (Enik) Mandia, and nephews, Francis X. Hassis, Dennis (Rochelle) Hassis, and Kenneth Hassis .
A wake in celebration of Florence's life will be held Friday April 3 from 10-11am at Saint John Chrysostom Albanian Orthodox Church, 237 North 17th Street, Philadelphia, Pa., 19103. Her funeral service will begin at 11am. Internment will follow at Lawnview Cemetery, 500 Huntingdon Pike, Rockledge, PA 19046
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Florence's name may be made St. John Chrysostom Albanian Orthodox Church.
St. John Chrysostom Albanian Orthodox Church
237 N. 17th Street, Philadelphia PA 19103