Sara P. Zeghibe of Cataumet, who was known as Sally, died at home on April 22 from complications of heart disease. She was 85.
She was the wife of Faris Shaheen Zeghibe. They had been married for 64 years at the time of his death in November 2019.
Born to Doris (Cotton) Sears and Parker Sears in Hyannis, her birth father died when she was 2. She and her half-sister, Margie, who was 11 years older, initially were raised by their single working mother. Later her stepfather, Dr. Paul Young, helped with parenting.
After raising her own family, Ms. Zeghibe studied for her real estate license. She joined Carole White in her namesake firm, and sold properties throughout the Boston area.
Ms. Zeghibe was well-read, travelled the world and never lost her curiosity or inquisitiveness. An avid and adventuresome cook, she tried rolling her own sushi in the 1970s and maintained family and holiday traditions.
She reveled in her garden and brought that same passion for flowers indoors, joining the Aptucxet Garden Club and organizing many club events. She also became a competitive flower arranger. At a flower show presented by the Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts’ Southeastern District in which the Aptucxet club participated during the summer of 2018, Ms. Zeghibe was given the Tricolor Award for her floral arrangement, which was described as “majestic.”
As a 56-year member of The Skating Club of Boston, perhaps her greatest passion was figure skating. Ms. Zeghibe volunteered on the club board, oversaw hospitality for the membership and visiting officials, taught group lessons with her friend, Marion Proctor, and designed the flowers for all the big events. She never missed an opportunity to watch skating, or to offer words of encouragement to a skater, coach or parent.
She leaves four children, Ronald W. Zeghibe of London, England, Kenneth F. Zeghibe of Mattapoisett, Suzanne F. Ball of London, England, and Douglas A. Zeghibe of Milton; eight grandchildren; and other family.
Visitation will be Thursday, May 13, from 5 to 8 PM at Chapman Funerals & Cremations, 584 West Falmouth Highway.
Funeral and interment services will be private.