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Mahiba S. Ina Has Passed At Age 100

Ina Shop In Magnolia Photo from Elinor Ina Bowes  (Ellie)

Irene Ina Shaker Forwards-

Mahiba S. Ina, 100

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West Palm Beach, FL — Following a long and blessed life, our dear mother, grandmother and great-grandmother died peacefully at Hospice of Palm Beach County, West Palm Beach, Fla., on April 26, 2013.

Earlier this year, her family gathered in her honor to celebrate her 100th birthday which was a grand affair.

Born in Lebanon in 1913, Mrs. Ina married Akl in 1933 and moved to Boston.

After being widowed at the young age of 30, she raised her children with courage and grace. She became a successful entrepreneur as the owner of Ina’s of Magnolia, an exclusive dress shop catering to the women of New England.

For those that have had the honor to know her, she was unlike any other. Beautiful and glamorous, she was the matriarch of the family and loved by all.

She is survived by her children, Irene and former husband Fred Shaker, Dr. Sam and Carol Ina, Alfred, Rhoda and Bernie Silva, Elinor and Peter Bowes; grandchildren, Carolyn and Ken Horvat, Debbie Drago, Nancy and Chuck Filias, Elaine and John Parisi, Laurie and Dennis Anderson, Jim and Beth Ina, Dan and Brook Ina, Julie and Brian Marley, Shana Bowes; great-grandchildren, Jenna and Jamie Shaker and their mother Debbie, Nicholas and Dana Filias, Keith Drago, Alexa Ina, Nicole Anderson, Jake Marley,Tory and Abigail Ina. Mrs. Ina is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was predeceased by her parents, Beshara and Agia Shaker; husbands, Akl and Albert; grandsons, William Ina and Robert Shaker; brothers and sisters, Nazlee, George, Harry, Linda, Camille, Elias and Joseph.

A special thanks from her family to her devoted son and caretaker, Alfred, family friend, Mimi Zelhawi and hospice nurse, Jeannie.

ARRANGEMENTS: Her funeral Mass will be celebrated in Sacred Heart Church, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Mass., on Saturday, May 4 at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend. Mrs. Ina will be laid to rest in a private service in Calvary Cemetery, Gloucester. There will be no visiting hours.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Hospice of Palm Beach County, 300 N. Point Parkway, West Palm Beach, FL, 33407.

Arrangements are by the Greely Funeral Home, 212 Washington St., Gloucester. Online condolences may be given at www.greelyfuneralhome.com


Many Knew Mrs Ina from her Classic Shop In Magnolia and wrote in about here posts-

Happy 100th Birthday- MAHIBA INA’S 100TH BIRTHDAY!!!!!

Posted on January 21, 2013 by Joey C

 

FOLLOW TO THE SEPT 3 FOLLOW UP ON MAHIBA INA IN MAGNOLIA From Irene Ina Shaker

Posted on September 25, 2012 by Joey C

Ina Shop In Magnolia Follow Up From Elinor Ina Bowes and Alfred Ina

Posted on September 3, 2012 by Joey C

My mom, Mahiba Ina came to this country in 1933 from Lebanon as a new bride.My mom & dad had stores in Palm Beach in the winter & Magnolia in the summer. When my father died in 1943, the family spent the winters in Jacksonville and when we started high school we moved to Magnolia year round. Being the only store in Magnolia during the winter was a challenge but she had her mind made up to work hard and succeed in which she did. She loved her shop and her dear customers who she still talks about and she always say that she misses them so. We love West Palm Beach but Magnolia will always be in our blood. Magnolia in those days was like a piece of Heaven on Earth. It breaks my heart to see whats left of Magnolia and how it is neglected. My mom sends all her love to all of you and thanks you for remember her. You all made her day so special and I thank you all.

Ina Shop In Magnolia Follow Up From Elinor Ina Bowes and Alfred Ina

I am writing in response to a message from a gal who shopped at the Ina’s in Magnolia.  I am one of the daughters, Elinor, and happy to say that my mother, Mrs. Ina is still alive and living in Florida and we will celebrate her 100th birthday in January, God willing. She lives with my brother Al and she is amazing, she still loves to cook and enjoys having family visit.

Thanks, happy to know someone is still remembering the beautiful shops my mom owned.

Elinor Ina Bowes  (Ellie)

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Elinor forwards this, the only photo she has from the Ina’s


Alfred Ina comments-

My mom, Mahiba Ina came to this country in 1933 from Lebanon as a new bride.My mom & dad had stores in Palm Beach in the winter & Magnolia in the summer. When my father died in 1943, the family spent the winters in Jacksonville and when we started high school we moved to Magnolia year round. Being the only store in Magnolia during the winter was a challenge but she had her mind made up to work hard and succeed in which she did. She loved her shop and her dear customers who she still talks about and she always say that she misses them so. We love West Palm Beach but Magnolia will always be in our blood. Magnolia in those days was like a piece of Heaven on Earth. It breaks my heart to see whats left of Magnolia and how it is neglected. My mom sends all her love to all of you and thanks you for remember her. You all made her day so special and I thank you all.