Monday, May 04, 2009

Post Funeral

We are grateful to the over 200 who braved the weather to attend her funeral and fully understand the inability of others who called later and who were unaware of her demise and unable to join to pay their last respects. Given that she died a little after Noon on Saturday and the funeral was on Sunday morning; the participation was remarkable and obviously indicative of the communities love and esteem for her.

We also thank all those who have called, emailed and contacted us from near and far.

Rifky and Altaf Mackeen
Razveen and Dhanya Shamsedeen

Saturday, May 02, 2009


Mackeen, Siromani Hiranthie - dearly beloved wife of Rifky, loving mother of Dhanya and Altaf, mother-in-law of Razveen Shamsedeen, daughter of Newton (and late Sheila) Dias Abeygunewardene and Phyllis (and late Anton) Seneviratne, sister of Loranjan, Manique, (late Hasitha), Amitha and Sudhara, passed away at 12:58 pm in Hackensack University Medical Center, NJ on the 2nd of May, 2009.

Janaza scheduled for the 3rd of May, 2009 at 9.30 am with funeral prayers scheduled for 10 am and held at The Islamic Center of Passaic County with burial to follow at Mount Laurel Muslim Burial Grounds, Totowa, NJ. In lieu of flowers, Siro had asked that donations be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital, North Shore Animal League or The Islamic Center of Passaic County.

Men and women of all faiths are welcome.

St Judes -
North Shore -
The Islamic Center -


The Islamic Center of Passaic County
152 Derrom Ave Paterson, NJ 07504-1003

Laurel Grove Cemetery
295 Totowa RdTotowa, NJ 07512