Isabel Ann Rishmany
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Isabel Ann Rishmany
  • August 5, 1926 - August 16, 2017
  • Fall River, Massachusetts

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Isabel Ann (Azar) Rishmany, "Izzy," age 91, of Fall River, passed away Wednesday, August 16, 2017 after a recent illness. For 61 years, she was the devoted and loving wife of the late Edward Rishmany Sr.

Born in Ocean Grove, she was the youngest of Habib and Sadie (Saab) Azar's five children. Izzy was preceded in death by her brothers George, Azar and Fred Azar, her sister Martha Salih as well as her cherished sister-in-law Adele Azar.

She is survived by her son Edward Jr, daughter-in-law Susan (McKenna) Rishmany and her four grandchildren, Katharine, Allison, Mary and Edward John Rishmany, all of Tiverton RI. She also leaves several nieces and nephews, many close cousins and friends and her incredible caregiver, Ana Desousa.

Izzy spent the summers of her youth in Ocean Grove with her family, relatives and friends, creating lifelong memories from a simpler, innocent and fulfilling time.

With an unparalleled work ethic, Isabel was a Sewing Machine Operator for several local businesses for 45 years before retiring in 1987. A communicant of St. Anthony of the Desert Church, she was also a member of the Lebanese-American Ladies Auxiliary and Blessed Mother Guild.

Izzy loved cooking, traveling, going to the beach, playing cards and spending time with her family and friends, most often in some type of combination. She was the family seamstress, doting "Sitto" and an incredibly compassionate and selfless woman.

Her funeral will be held on Monday, August 21, 2017 at 9AM from the Waring-Sullivan Home at Cherry Place, 178 Winter St., Fall River, followed by a Funeral Service at 10AM in St. Anthony of the Desert Church, 300 North Eastern Ave., Fall River. Visiting hours from 4:00 to 7:00PM on Sunday August 20, 2017. Burial in Oak Grove Cemetery, Fall River. For tributes or directions: www.waring-sullivan.com