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Julia Haddad, 94



Julia Ferris (Ameen) Haddad, 94 of Williamstown, MA, passed away on Sunday, October 10, 2021 at Berkshire Medical Center North (NARH).

 She was born in North Adams, MA on April 3, 1927, a loving daughter of Kassim Ameen and Margaret (Errichetto) Ameen. Growing up in North Adams, she attended Drury High School.

Julia married Michael Haddad, Sr. on September 28, 1948. They spent many years working together as the proprietors of the Four Acres Restaurant. Prior to operating the Four Acres Restaurant, Julia and her husband, Mike were partners together at the former Lenox House Restaurant. Michael predeceased her on September 12, 2004.

Julia, or Mimi, as she was known to her grandchildren and great grandchildren was all about family. She lived for her family and was a constant presence in her children’s lives, always giving out hugs and kisses and checking on them.

Mike and Julia owned and operated the restaurant, the Four Acres, the grandchildren would forever be bringing their friends over to hang out, and meet Mimi. Mimi is well known and loved by many of the children that have grown up in Williamstown. She was a fierce presence in the kitchen where she would show the kitchen staff how to scrub the dishes over and over. If you worked in the kitchen, “tho she be little, she be fierce!”

In the front dining room – she was the gracious, warm hostess that would meet her regulars with a smile and hug. Coming to the Four Acres was like coming home to a warm kitchen, good food, family and friends. Julia's relationship with her sisters, brothers and extended family has always been exceptionally close. Holidays and occasions were celebrated by joining together, enjoying their Lebanese cooking and filling the rooms with noisy chatter and music. Julia's warm personality, kindness and sincerity will be missed by all those who knew and loved her.

She is survived by her two loving children, Deborah H. Ackley and her husband Fred and Michael Haddad and his wife Cheryl, all of Williamstown. She also leaves behind 4 grandchildren; Ross Ackley(Christina), Nicole Haddad (Ben Foberg) , Michael Haddad, III (Evelyn) and Ryan Ackley (Neale); and six great grandchildren, Aiden, Elena, Tessa , Emma, Charles and Weston. She leaves four sisters; Christine Maher of Williamstown, Jeannette Ameen of Cheshire, Nazeerah Sookey of Adams, Maneera Ameen of Cheshire. She also leaves two brothers; Fuad Ameen (Mary) and Edward Ameen (Barbara). She is also survived by brother- in- law William Haddad (Joan) and sister- in- law Beverly Haddad and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. was predeceased by a brother, Richard (Dick) Ameen, a sister Dorothy Ali and brother-in-laws, Dr. Galeb Maher, David Sookey, Isa Ali, Alfred Haddad, James Haddad, Edward Haddad, Henry Shaker, Shaker Shaker, Edward Bolus and Earl Bock, sister-in-laws Mary Beth Ameen, Margaret DeMyer, Cecilia Bolus, Mae Shaker, Helen Shaker, Ida Haddad, Ursula Haddad and Sally Bock.

The family wishes to express their appreciation to Dr. Rodriguez, the ED staff and EMT'S for their professional actions and kindness during Julia's last hours.

Due to Covid 19 Funeral Services to celebrate the Life of Julia Haddad will be private for family only. Burial will take place in the family lot in Eastlawn Cemetery, Williamstown, MA. Memorial donations are suggested for St. Jude Children's Hospital through the Flynn & Dagnoli Funeral Home, WEST CHAPELS, 521 West Main St. North Adams, MA. To add to the Book of Memories, please visit





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To the Haddad Family, I was sad to hear of Julia's passing. She was always such a lovely welcome at the 4 Acres when we dined there. And my daughter loved working for your family. Lots of memories and all good ones. May she RIP. She worked hard all her life. You are blessed with having such a wonderful Mother.
Sincere Sympathy,
Caroline Martel
from: Caroline Martelon: 10-19-2021

Mike and Cheryl, I am so sorry to learn of your Mother's passing. I can still picture her at the Four Acres with a warm smile. She always welcomed us. So many nice memories you mentioned in the obituary and how your family has grown. Thinking of you.
from: Linda and Jim Freeneyon: 10-16-2021

Mike, Debbie, so sorry for the loss of you Mom. I have fond memories of her whenever we were back in the area and visiting the 4 Acers. She always made us feel welcome. She lived a long and full life and may she rest in peace.
from: Art & Louise Fortinon: 10-15-2021

My deepest condolences to the family. Aunt Julie was a kind hearted woman and will be missed by all who knew her.
from: Marielle Landryon: 10-14-2021

We are glad to say that we were friends with her. She was beautiful inside and out, caring, kind and fun. Her passing is many people’s great loss. She made our lives better just knowing her. She's in the kingdom of heaven, now. Miss you, Maxine and Tom

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from: Julie Haddadon: 10-14-2021

Mike and Deb and families our sincere condolences on the passing of Julie. She certainly was a wonderful woman.
from: Marcia & Vinnie Zoitoon: 10-14-2021

Fred and Family, Sorry to hear of your loss. Julie was always so kind and welcoming. We're thinking of you all.
from: Dan Leveringon: 10-14-2021

Sincere sympathy to all the Haddad and Ameen famiies on the passing of Julie. She was such a lovely lady and I know will be missed by all of you. Prayers and peace to you.
from: Jane Bettion: 10-13-2021

So sorry for your loss...prayers to all She was a gem...
from: Dr.Mary Ellen Morrisseyon: 10-13-2021

I’m so very saddened to read of Julie’s passing… sweetest lady and memories of her and heartfelt sorrow for all her beautiful family who will miss her every day… may the angels and her husband meet her and give her peace to now watch over her beloved family here on earth… much love, condolences and prayers sent~
from: Cheryl Lefaveon: 10-13-2021

I am so very sorry to hear of Julies passing. I will forever have fond memories of working at 4-Acres and getting to know your whole wonderful family. My deepest condolences to you all. I just know her husband was there to welcome her home. I pray that she rests in peace.
from: Danielle Beverly Orron: 10-12-2021

Fred & Family
Al and I are so sorry to hear about your loss.
Please know you are in our thoughts.
from: Laurie Wileson: 10-12-2021

Dear Mike& Cheryl and Debbie & Freddie...I am so saddened to read of Julie's passing...She was simply one of the best..She always treated me like family..always...We had so many heart to heart talks..I always enjoyed our conversations...I LOVED working for Julie...she always made my job easier with her help..The last time I saw and spoke with Julie she was with Debbie and Freddie and we were on the Mohawk Trail welcoming home Officer Billy Evans....We had such a nice conversation...I am so heartbroken ..Julie you will be missed by so many...My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this sad and difficult time...<3
from: Cissy Tassone Riordanon: 10-12-2021