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The Concordia community deeply mourns the sudden passing of Maryanne Balazic. She came to the university in March 1988 as the receptionist/secretary of the Treasury Department. Over the years, she worked her way up to pension administration coordinator in 1990 and was made Associate Director in the Academic Relations department in 2001 until her departure from the university in 2005.
During her 17 years at the university, she made many friends who will miss her dearly. A former colleague said she will be fondly remembered for her warm and vibrant presence that could light up a room.
She leaves to mourn her husband Wagdi (Fred) Habashi, an engineering professor who taught at Concordia for many years before moving to McGill, parents Vera and Martin, brother John and his wife Marian, as well as the family of her husband.
A funeral service will be held on Fri., Jan. 15 at 10 a.m. in St-Vladimir Parish, 3470 St-Joseph Blvd. E. In lieu of flowers, Maryanne has requested that donations be made for the educations of her goddaughter and godson. Condolences may also be posted to her obituary online.