Nabil Iskander Habib, M.D. passed away on 11/11/22 in Orange, Connecticut.
Nabil was born in Cairo, Egypt on January 19, 1932. His father, Iskandar, was an Electrical Engineer who was educated in England and Cairo. He worked for the Egyptian government. His mother, Monira, completed high school at French schools in Egypt and was married at age 14. Nabil had two brothers who also worked as engineers in Cairo, and a sister who was the first to immigrate to the United States with her husband.
Nabil graduated from the University of Cairo with an M.D. in 1955. He immigrated in 1958 to the United States. He began his medical career in Texas, spending 2 years at Baylor and 3 years at the University of Texas Hospitals in San Antonio. Here he met his future wife—Nabil was Chief Medical Resident and Joy Hoelzer was Head Nurse in the E.R. They married in 1962, worked a residency year at Charity Hospital in New Orleans, moved to Laurel Heights Hospital in Shelton, and spent a year in Syracuse, NY, finally moving permanently to Orange in 1966. Nabil practiced Internal Medicine from 1965-1993 in Ansonia/Derby and Griffin Hospital. After retiring from private practice, he worked at Masonic Geriatric Health Center in Wallingford until 1998 and with the Department of Disability Determination in Hartford until 2014.
Nabil is survived by his wife, Joy, of 60 years; 3 children: Lisa (Marti) Rudi of Tiverton, RI, Julie (Paul Legare) Habib North Attleboro, MA, Kevin (Corrie) Habib of Atlanta, GA; 5 grandchildren: Alex (Meg) Rudi of Coventry, RI, Ryan Pavao of North Attleboro, MA, Francesca Rudi of Rocky Hill, CT, Jack Habib of Athens, GA, Leila Habib of Athens, GA; and 1 new great-grandson: Bodyn Rudi.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Nabil’s honor to Alzheimer’s Foundation (alzfdn.org) or Connecticut Hospice.
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