GloucesterTimes.com, Gloucester, MA

April 30, 2013

Mahiba S. Ina, 100


West Palm Beach, FL — Following a long and blessed life, our dear mother, grandmother and great-grandmother died peacefully at Hospice of Palm Beach County, West Palm Beach, Fla., on April 26, 2013.

Earlier this year, her family gathered in her honor to celebrate her 100th birthday which was a grand affair.

Born in Lebanon in 1913, Mrs. Ina married Akl in 1933 and moved to Boston.

After being widowed at the young age of 30, she raised her children with courage and grace. She became a successful entrepreneur as the owner of Ina’s of Magnolia, an exclusive dress shop catering to the women of New England.

For those that have had the honor to know her, she was unlike any other. Beautiful and glamorous, she was the matriarch of the family and loved by all.

She is survived by her children, Irene and former husband Fred Shaker, Dr. Sam and Carol Ina, Alfred, Rhoda and Bernie Silva, Elinor and Peter Bowes; grandchildren, Carolyn and Ken Horvat, Debbie Drago, Nancy and Chuck Filias, Elaine and John Parisi, Laurie and Dennis Anderson, Jim and Beth Ina, Dan and Brook Ina, Julie and Brian Marley, Shana Bowes; great-grandchildren, Jenna and Jamie Shaker and their mother Debbie, Nicholas and Dana Filias, Keith Drago, Alexa Ina, Nicole Anderson, Jake Marley,Tory and Abigail Ina. Mrs. Ina is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was predeceased by her parents, Beshara and Agia Shaker; husband, Akland Albert; grandsons, William Ina and Robert Shaker; brothers and sisters, Nazlee, George, Harry, Linda, Camille, Elias and Joseph.

A special thanks from her family to her devoted son and caretaker, Alfred, family friend, Mimi Zelhawi and hospice nurse, Jeannie.

ARRANGEMENTS: Her funeral Mass will be celebrated in Sacred Heart Church, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Mass., on Saturday, May 4 at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend. Mrs. Ina will be laid to rest in a private service in Calvary Cemetery, Gloucester. There will be no visiting hours.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Hospice of Palm Beach County, 300 N. Point Parkway, West Palm Beach, FL, 33407.

Arrangements are by the Greely Funeral Home, 212 Washington St., Gloucester. Online condolences may be given at www.greelyfuneralhome.com.