Albert Lichaa, 62


Portsmouth, R.I. – Albert Lichaa, son of the late Lacey and Mathilde (Massouda) Lichaa, passed away at home on July 30 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. 

For more than 30 years, he was the beloved husband of Phyllis (Goldstein) Lichaa and adored father of Andrew and Ariel. He was the cherished brother of Suzette (Dr. David) Marzouk of Boca Raton, Fla., Marlene (Dr. Fred) Chamuel of Miami, Fla., and the late Amin (Laurice) Leesha of Brookline, Mass. In addition, he was the beloved brother-in-law of Arthur (Cookie) Goldstein of Boynton Beach, Fla., and dear uncle to many nieces and nephews.

He graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering. For 36 years, until forced to retire due to illness, he worked for the federal government in the Department of Defense. During most of that time he lived and worked on Aquidneck Island in Newport and Portsmouth. 

He was a quiet, honorable and kind gentleman who was respected by all. His greatest love and concerns were for his family, his beloved dogs Bentley and the late Charlie, and his cat Oliver. 

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the charity of your choice or Astra Zeneca Hope Lodge, 125 S. Huntington Ave., Jamaica Plains, Mass. 02130 or The Visiting Nurse Services of Newport & Bristol Counties, 1184 East Main Rd., Portsmouth, R.I. 02871.