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Violette Saluan

Posted By DeJohn Funeral Homes On February 7, 2021 @ 9:25 pm In Obituaries,Willoughby Hills | 29 Comments

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Violette Najem Saluan (3/15/34 – 2/7/21);  adored wife of the late Maron D. Saluan; treasured mother of: Rowena Ina (Michael); Maurice (Patricia); Gizelle Ina (Mayroun- Mike); Colette Carson (Bill); Lidia Richani (Naji); Andrew (Chrissie); and Paul, MD( Deborah); dearest Tattee (Grandmother) of 23 and loving Great Grandmother of 14; caring sister of: the late Henry (JoAnn); William (JoAnn); Albert (Raymonda); the late Maurice (Henriette); the late John (Diana); Jeanette Abood (James – deceased) and Nehme (Lillie); admired Godmother and loving friend of many!

Our beautiful, amazing, faithful, matriarch and Queen, Violette, immigrated from Lebanon to America at the young age of 19. This brave young bride followed her adoring husband, Maron, to start the beautiful adventure of her life…their life. She made the family house a loving home and filled it with 7 children! In addition, her modest family home housed a village! In the early years, Violette and her devoted husband facilitated, assisted and supported the immigration of BOTH of their families from Lebanon to America. As each of over 20 family members arrived, she made her home into their home. Mother, sister and caregiver to each one, she worked tirelessly for them and loved every minute. Constantly hosting family and friends brought her joy. She was the best cook and always cooked for an army! That army always showed up!

She was a stay at home mom because her family was always her priority. But she was also the family stock trader, the neighborhood Avon lady and assisted Maron in their real estate ventures in Naples, Florida that they introduced and shared with their closest friends and family. Amazing, indeed! In their later years, Naples, Florida became their home away from home.

Filled with faith, Violette belonged to St. Maron’s Church and The Church of the Gesu in Cleveland, Ohio and St. John the Evangelist in Naples, Florida. She prayed avidly to all her favorite saints every day. She was proud and honored to attend the canonization of our Lebanese Saint Charbel in Rome in 1977! After her beloved husband passed over 26 years ago, her faith family in Naples, Florida held her up as she traveled the whole world with them. She loved life and traveling and made friends with everyone along the way.

Violette cherished God, her family and all of her friends. Now she is reunited with the love of her life and all the family who have gone before her. We will miss her every minute of every day but are grateful to have our Queen Angel at peace and watching over us.

ALL SERVICES PRIVATE. Private family funeral services will be celebrated in her honor. Mass will be livestreamed Wednesday February 10th at 10:30 AM.   In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in her name to:

The Order of St. Charbel, c/o Eparchy of Our Lady of Lebanon of Los Angeles, 1021 S. 10th Street, St. Louis, MO 63104, OR St. Maron Church, 7800 Brookside Road, Independence, OH 44131


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Condolence from Anthony Najem & Family on February 8th, 2021 5:37 am

Our Violette – Beautifully written for a Beautiful women, mother, and giver of life. My Aunt Violette laughed often and gave joy to everyone around her with sincerity and love which had no bound for her family and communities she served. I know shes in heaven doing the same thing. May God be with her and my dearest Saluan Family.

Condolence from JoAnn Najem on February 8th, 2021 8:52 am

We have lost our beloved Violette who was a shining star in our lives. We have so many wonderful memories of our time with her. She was kind, loving and lit up the room when she entered. She raised a family who we are proud of. We ill miss you Violette so much but your memory will always be with us.

Condolence from Dennis Sullivan on February 8th, 2021 9:05 am

Sending heartfelt condolences for the loss of a remarkable person in life, and now an angel and protector over her family in her new heavenly role.
Best Regards,
Dennis Sullivan

Condolence from Renee Yoder on February 8th, 2021 1:15 pm

Dear Saluan Family
Please accept our condolences for your beautiful mother’s passing! It has been an honor to have known her! Her love and warmth were so welcoming and comforting and her outward faith in God and her devotion to our Lady were all-inspiring every time I was with her! It explains why she had 7 of the most incredible kids and of course the one I was closest to, Colette that I love! The amount of laughing we did together will hopefully keep me full for my lifetime. Thank you all for sharing your mom with us!
You will all remain in our prayers as you journey ahead.
Love, The Family of Renee and Larry Yoder

Condolence from Richard Rizk on February 8th, 2021 2:31 pm

Our prayers are with each of you during this time of loss. May God give you strength, encouragement and peace as you reflect upon the precious memories of Aunt Violette. We love you,
Richard, Jeanne, Victoria, Nicholas and Alec Rizk

Condolence from Lawrence Najem and family on February 8th, 2021 4:46 pm

Our heartfelt condolences, prayers and love go out to the family, our cousins, uncles and aunts. Aunt Violet was a loving matriarch to many people who will miss her but always cherish wonderful memories of her. God Bless.

Condolence from Benita Nowak on February 9th, 2021 3:39 am

What a beautiful tribute. God bless and peace to you all.

Condolence from Kimberly LaFortune on February 9th, 2021 12:46 pm

What a beautiful tribute to a beautiful person! So sorry for your lose, and I will be praying for all of you. (friend of Colette)

Condolence from Lyndell Williams on February 9th, 2021 2:57 pm

What a wonderful tribute and beautiful memories to cherish. Praying for you and your family, Colette.
Sincere Condolences to all.

Condolence from Margaret Buckley on February 9th, 2021 3:14 pm

Peggy Buckley
My deepest sympathy to the family . Violet was the best friend anyone could have. I will miss her very much. My prayers to the family for peace and solace.

Condolence from Ken and Carolyn Horvat on February 9th, 2021 7:40 pm

May God walk with you in this time of sorrow. Let the wonderful memories stay with you forever.
Love you,
Ken and Carolyn

Condolence from Sue & Tim Atwood on February 9th, 2021 8:55 pm

Thoughts and prayers are with your family in this time of great loss. Your mom will always be in your hearts with beautiful memories. God Bless (friends of Colette’s )

Condolence from Susan Davidson and Nick Calaiacovo on February 9th, 2021 9:51 pm

Dr. Saluan, Mrs. Saluan, Quinn & family,
We are sorry for your loss of a tremendous woman. Hold your fond memories close to your heart. It seems as if your mom & grandmother truly made a difference in the world that all of us aspire to do. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.
Love and friendship,
Susan Davidson & Nick Calaiacovo

Condolence from Jacky Chamoun on February 10th, 2021 12:24 am

We will all be there in spirit praying for you during this difficult time. Mrs Violet will be resting in peace in the arms of God.
My condolences!

Condolence from Jacky Chamoun on February 10th, 2021 12:29 am

We will all be there in spirit praying for you. My deepest condolences. May God rest her in his arms.

Condolence from The Whittenhall’s on February 10th, 2021 6:51 am

A beautiful woman inside and out that raised a wonderful family. We are blessed to have known Mrs. Saluan for many years.

Condolence from Lisa oley on February 10th, 2021 6:52 am

Colette my deepest sympathy to you and your family. My prayers will be you at this difficult time. She will remain in your heart forever. With love. Lisa Oley

Condolence from Deena Quinn on February 10th, 2021 9:00 am

Andrew, I was very saddened to hear that your mother passed away. She lived a long, happy life!! Please know that I am thinking of you and all your family. I have said a prayer for your Mom and I hope you celebrate her life in joy!!

Deena Quinn

Condolence from Marcia Smith on February 10th, 2021 9:57 am

I would to send Mt Condolences to The Family of Violetta love u all

Condolence from Dede Abood on February 10th, 2021 10:40 am

My sincere condolences on the passing of Aunt Violette. I can’t ever remember a time when she wasn’t smiling and what a beautiful, warm, loving it was!
Much Love

Condolence from CLYDE C Quinby on February 10th, 2021 10:54 am


Condolence from Henri Najem jr & family on February 10th, 2021 11:46 am

My Aunt Violet,

My fathers younger sister that always referred to me as junior. Her hug and kiss on the special occasions when visiting will always be remembered and yes she was a fantastic cook as those meals were memorable for me.

God bless


Henri Jt

Condolence from Pat Axberg on February 10th, 2021 1:00 pm

I feel blessed to have called Violette my friend. I don’t believe I ever met anyone who was more loving than her. There was only one Violette. I will miss her.
My prayer for all you family members is that Jesus will embrace each of you & give you His healing peace.

Condolence from Annette Zeledon on February 10th, 2021 5:00 pm

How blessed that I was able experience my treasured Aunt Violette’s warm
& inviting personality. Not to mention that beautiful smile that graced her face when she greeted you.
Extending our heartfelt sympathy and keeping you all close at heart while you and your families are being remembered in prayer. With wishes of all kinds of healing as you and your family says good-bye to your Queen!
Peace, hope, comfort & grace to all.

With Sympathy,
Annette (Najem) & David Zeledon

Condolence from Lisa Bonacorsi on February 10th, 2021 6:56 pm

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Aunt Violette exuded love and warmth to everyone she met. May she Rest In Peace. She will be greatly missed

Condolence from Pastor Sandra Wilson on February 11th, 2021 11:56 am

To the family of Ms Violette,
It was a pleasure taking care of your loved one. She had a good heart and kind spirit. She had a fun streak in her too and a serious side when it came to her card games ☺️

Praying your strength and blessings. May you continue her legacy and love one another

Condolence from Kim Haikal on February 16th, 2021 12:13 pm

Such a beautiful tribute. God rest her soul and God bless her wonderful family

Condolence from Paula and Joe Sleiman on March 4th, 2021 7:35 pm

To the family of Violette Saluan,
We will miss our dear Aunt. So sorry to the family for their enormous loss of such a great mother, grandmother, and Aunt.
Prayers for her children and grandchildren and May her beautiful family always be a reflection of the generous love that gave to everyone.
May God Bless you all.

Condolence from Mary Kay Conway on March 6th, 2021 1:24 am

Dear Saluan family,
May Violette rest in Heavenly peace and may special memories lighten your saddened hearts, and bring tender smiles to your faces, forever.

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