Lorice T. Nassif, 87, of Bethel, previously of Danbury, died Dec. 27, 2010, at Hancock Hall in Danbury.

Miss Nassif was born May 14, 1923, in Lawrence, Mass., daughter of the late Joseph and Sadie (Fadel) Nassif, and attended Lawrence schools.

A resident of the Danbury area since coming from Lawrence in 1942, she was employed with the Barden Corp. in the accounting department.

Miss Nassif was a member of St. Anthony's Maronite Catholic Church of Danbury and its Ladies Guild.

Family members said her devotion and love for her family and her friendliness will be sorely missed.

Miss Nassif is survived by a brother, Namen N. Nassif Sr., and his wife, Nancy, of Danbury; a sister, Margaret Tavella, and her husband, Rocco, of Danbury; four nephews, Namen N. Nassif Jr., and his wife, Roberta, and their daughter, Tiffany, of Naugatuck, Joseph Tavella, and his wife, Maryann, and their daughter, Sherry, of Monroe, Philip Tavella, and his wife, Wendy, and their children, Matthew, Daniel and Katelyn, all of Newtown, and Anthony Tavella, and his wife, Kim, of New Milford; and a niece, Beverly Cacares, and her husband, Edward, and their children, Mercedes and Sabriyya, all of New Milford.

Graveside funeral services and burial will take place today (Friday) at 11:30 a.m. in Section 19 of St. Peter Cemetery in Danbury.

There will be no calling hours.

The Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home of Danbury is in charge of arrangements.