January 7, 2014
Obituaries » SHIRLEY BARAKAT
BARAKAT, SHIRLEY DOPP, 69, of Latham, N.Y., passed away January 7, at St. Peter’s Hospital, Albany, N.Y. Born in Northfield, she was the daughter of the late Merlin Dopp and Anna Provost Dopp and wife of the late Shawki “Joe” Barakat, who died in 1999. Raised and educated in Northfield, she was a graduate of Northfield Senior High School. Shirley was a customer service supervisor for The Home Depot in Latham, N.Y. for several years. She leaves behind a rich legacy of a life of kindness and will be remembered as a woman who treasured her family and friends. She influenced those whom she met with her understanding heart, her ready smile and genuine loving concern. Shirley enjoyed knitting, crocheting and playing cards with her friends and family. Survivors include her four daughters, Susan Preston (Jeffrey), of Berne, N.Y., Kim Taylor (William), of Colonie, N..Y., Karen Barakat, of Latham, N.Y., and Michelle Fettig (Larry), of Oak Creek, Wis., and her son, Joseph Barakat (Amy), of Saratoga, N.Y.; 10 grandchildren; her sister, Debbie Cochran (Jeff); her brother, Joe Dopp; and several nieces, nephews and close friends.