Obituary: Judith Algranati

Obituary: Judith Algranati

The respiratory therapist, a native of Alexandria, Egypt, died Thursday, March 9.

Judith Joyce Algranati of Woodstock passed away Thursday, March 9, 2017, at the age of 80.

A native of Alexandria, Egypt, she immigrated to the United States with her late husband, Mair Algranati, in 1960. Over the course of her life in the United States, she lived in St. Louis, Queens, N.Y., Saddle Brook, N.J., Greenville, S.C., Nanuet, N.Y., and Woodstock. Her greatest achievement was raising her children, and she delighted in her family, especially her grandchildren. After her husband passed away, she returned to school and graduated from the Medical University of South Carolina as a respiratory therapist. She worked and retired from the Greenville Hospital System. Known as Joyce, Grandma, Nana and Mom, she was a very kind and compassionate woman who always put others before herself.

Joyce had two children, Michael Algranati (Barbara) of New City, N.Y., and Tamara Jacobs (Barry) of Marietta. She adored her grandchildren: Jacob Algranati, Joshua Algranati, Kyle Jacobs, Kayla Jacobs and Samantha Algranati. Her friends and family enjoyed her Mediterranean delights of spanakopita, baklava and other delicious treats. Jewish holidays and Passover seders always included her special touches and traditions. She loved to read, sew, crochet and knit, always making wonderful items, especially for new babies and young ones.

Joyce is survived by her brother, Victor Douenias, and her children and grandchildren.

Sign the online guestbook at In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to the American Heart Association. Graveside funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 10, at Arlington Memorial Park with Rabbi Daniel Dorsch officiating. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.

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