This Day In Norwood History-November 11

Norwood Official Dies in Parade

John Abdallah Dies In Parade At Norwood

Tue, Nov 12, 1968 – 43 · The Boston Globe (Boston, Massachusetts) · Newspapers.com

NORWOOD — Selectman , 59, of 1027 Washington st., collapsed today while marching in the Veterans’ Day parade and was pronounced dead on arrival at Norwood Hospital.

Born in Norwood, he was the son of the late , who was known as the “mayor” of South Norwood. Mr. Abdallah deserved a similar nickname.

He was a member of the , , , , , , , , , , and the Mass, and

He was the chairman of the , , and the .

Mr. Abdallah was the leader of the , comprised of more than 200 families, and was a member of American Legion Post 70 and the Norwood Elks.

He leaves his wife, Helen (Dauksewicz); two daughters, Olga and Helen, and a son Nicholas, all of Norwood.

A requiem Mass will be sun at 11 a.m. Wednesday in St. George’s Syrian Orthodox Church.

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