In the Hospital of St. Raphael, April 17, 2007, Joseph E. Ayoub, M.D., 78, loving husband of 33 years to Claire Almaza Ayoub of North Haven, father of Carla Ayoub Mihalcik and her husband, John, and two granddaughters, Jasmyn and Jacinda. Also survived by his mother-in-law, Mahiba Almaza, nieces, Nicole Beaubat, Monique Kotaite, Laila Ayoub and cousins in NY and Montreal. He was predeceased by two brothers, Ernest and Raymond Ayoub. Joseph was born in Port Said, Egypt, Jan. 19, 1929 a son of the late Elias and Rose Matouk Ayoub. Dr. Ayoub graduated from the Faculty of Medicine Cairo University in Egypt in 1955 and came to the US in 1956. He served his residency at St. Clare's Hospital in New York City 1957, St. Vincent's Hospital in Manhattan in 1958, Roswell Park Memorial Institute in Buffalo, NY in 1960, Hotel Dieu de Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada 1963, Amherst Hospital, Queens, NY 1965-77. In 1977 he moved to North Haven and started his private internal medicine practice on 94 Washington Ave., North Haven until his retirement in 2004. He was a well known and respected physician in the community. His memberships included the CT Medical Society, New Haven County Medical Society and the American Medical Association. He also was on staff at Brook Hollow Healthcare Center in Wallingford and Olympus Healthcare Center in Meriden. Funeral from BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden, Sat. April 21 at 9:30 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Rita Church at 10 a.m. Friends may call Friday from 4 - 8 p.m. Interment in All Saints Cemetery in North Haven. Contributions in his memory may be made to the American Heart Association, 5 Brookside Dr., Wallingford, CT 06492. Guest rooms are available at the Clarion Hotel & Suites 2260 Whitney Ave. Hamden, CT 06518 (203)288-3831 www.schafferhotels.com Please inform them that you are attending a funeral at Beecher & Bennett Funeral Home.

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  1. A la famille Ayoub, particulierement a la Chere Claire, a sa fille Carla et aux cheres cousines Nicole Monique et Layla que nous aimons comme des soeurs, nos sinceres condoleances pour le deces du cher Joseph et toute notre amitie. Zafer et Tonia Chaoui

  2. Carla~~~ My thoughts are with you, John, Jasmyne, and Jacinda. Please know that my heart is with all of you during this very difficult time. I KNOW that sorrys are very hard to hear, and they do not make it any better, but just know that he is in a better place, and God felt the need to call another angel to be with him. He will forever be watching you, and he will live through his wonderful grandaughters. I am here for you all if you need me.

  3. Claire and Carla— John, Jasmyne and Jacinda~~~ My very deepest and sincere condolances and sympathy to you all through this difficult time. Your beloved husband, father and grandfather will forever be deep within your hearts and watching over his family. If you need anything I am a call away. I know there isn’t any words that I may say to lessen your heartache or take away your tears, though you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. Claire, Carla, Johnny, Jasmyne and Jacinda: My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. Remember to always cherish the good times and memories you shared with him. Those good times and memories will be with you forever – no one can ever take them away from you. He is forever in your heart and when you are feeling sad because you miss him just think of those memories and it will make you smile. He is an Angel watching over all of you. If there is anything you need, please call me. Love to you all, Love (Aunt)Wendy

  5. Claire, We are very sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

  6. Clare: We are so sorry for your loss, and send our deepest condolenses. Bobbi and Stan Friedman

  7. dad though i never really had alot of time with you,i know you were a great an caring man to your loving wife an family.just know that you will never be forgotten an will always be missed an loved by your graddaughters.your spirit will live on through them an they will always know what a great man there gradfather was.

  8. Daddy, It’s been exactly two months since you went away, two months on this Father’s Day. Not a day has gone by that I haven’t called on you, talked to you, or asked for your help, I just wish I could hear your voice again. When I heard you calling .mama. and .Raymond., the last few days in the hospital, I knew that you wanted to go be with them, and so that night that we left mommy and I had to say goodbye, I don’t know if you heard us cry, or the prayers that we prayed, but we told you to go be with all those that passed before you that you loved and missed ever so much. Now it is you that is missed so very much. I have never shed so many tears or felt as empty as I do now that you are gone. I’ve spent the last two months basically living in denial that you are really gone, but now on Father’s Day I feel so alone-so empty. I miss you so much Daddy~I know you are now an angel watching over me, mommy and the girls…please protect them-especially mommy and help her through this-she misses you so much and it kills me inside to see how much she hurts. We will remember you in our prayers and I will honor you through my life’s actions..I am so proud to have had you as my Father~Your spirit will live on within me and the girls.I miss you Dearly Daddy~I hope you are at peace now, and without pain~ Happy Father’s Day

  9. Daddy; I know all the tears we shed will not bring you back, but know that you are loved and missed each and every day. I promise to keep your spirit alive, and always remind Jasmyne of how much you loved her and what a great and loving man you were. Watch over your little girls (all three of us) and make sure to take care of mommy and make sure she gets through this…we will always remember you and your humor. Some day I will see you again-REST IN PEACE…I LOVE YOU AND WILL ALWAYS MISS YOU -Your little girl

  10. Dear Claire,Carla,and Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you all…May God continue to bless you and get you through this difficult time…Joe was a wonderful man who will always be remembered…

  11. Dearest Claire, Carla & Family! After many trials I could finally open your page on Internet & you can’t imagine how I felt when I saw Joe’s beloved, warm, gentle & so understanding face : it’s exactly the image I had & will keep from him ! I’m sure he now looks over you & us all, along with our beloved missed, who have always cared for us all! Be sure he will never be forgotten by those who have had the chance to know him !I prayed & was with you in my mind all Saturday…I feel very close to you & wish you strength for the coming days. Take care. Love, Nicole

  12. Dearest Claire, Carla and family, We want to thank you for the extraordinary funerals you gave to our beloved Joe, all the care and love you gave him during his ordeal, and the courage you showed in front of the adversity. Joe is now resting in peace in a beautiful place thanks to you Claire and we know that he will always look after you and take care of his family that he loved so much. We will keep all together his memory alive. Bless you all. Love, Laila and Rene

  13. i wish to give and share my prayers and condolences with all those who knew joe so well.unfortunatly i didnt get enough time to know him that well but i did get the privalege to call him dad.i wish that i would have had some more time with him an so that he could have gotten to know his granddaugters and to see them grow up.dad ull be in my prayers and ill do what ever i can to help mom out.

  14. Mrs. Ayoub, It was with much sadness that I heard the news of the passing of Dr. Ayoub. As a long time patient of the Doctor, he will always remain in my memory. His professional manner and compassion always inspired my faith in his judgements. He always made me feel at ease in the office, and when I left his office, I always had a better understanding of my medical conditions. He will always be remembered, Stanley Papa

  15. To Carla, Mom, and all family – May you have strength and courage through this difficult time. My most sincere condolences. Love and Respects Eric

  16. To Claire and Carla: My sincere sympathy in your loss. Charlie and Art called to tell me. He was a caring and professional physician and friend. Will see you on Friday.

  17. To Claire,Carla, and Family, We sincerely regret the loss of your loved one, Dr. Joseph Ayoub. God Bless you and give you the strength through this difficult time and keep your lives filled with happiness and good health. Sincerely, Ghassan & Mona Ashkar

  18. To Mrs. Ayoub and family: Sadly we read of the passing of Dr. Ayoub. He was my family doctor for many years until his retirement. It was difficult not having him to call on and I do so remember his kindness, good care and his great concern for my good health With many thanks for so many years of wonderful care.

  19. To our Dearest Claire, Carla & Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you on this very sad day. Our beloved Joe will remain for ever in our thoughts and our heart. Our consolation is that he is not suffering any more and has now joined his dear brothers. You have no idea how much we would have loved to be with you all to share your deep sorrow and to witness the last goodbyes to our beloved Joe. This message is being sent to you from Paris Airport where we are transiting between Beirut & Montreal. Lots and lots of love from Assad & Monique.

  20. We are very sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are withy you during this difficult time. Fouad Almaza and Family

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