Daryoush Farshid Hakim passed away on May 18, 2017 at the age of 84. He died at Yale New Haven Hospital surrounded by his loving family after a brief illness. Farshid was born on December 17, 1932 to Reverend Jollinous and Badieh Hakim and was the youngest of four sons. He attended grammar school in Tehran, Iran and graduated from Williston Northampton School in Easthampton, MA. He attended the University of Georgia where he earned a degree in Agricultural Engineering. After graduation, he returned to Iran and married his wife of 56 years, Faegheh (Fae) Hakim. Subsequently, he completed his studies at Princeton Seminary. Farshid worked as administrator of Iranzamin – Tehran International School. In Iran, he was an active member of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Tehran and the Rotary Club International. In 1979, Farshid moved his family to Cheshire, Connecticut. He quickly became an active member of the Cheshire community, joining the local chapter if the Rotary Club and the First Congregational Church. Initially, he worked as business manager for the First Congregational Church of Waterbury. He then worked for the Presbyterian Church USA as a missionary, assisting Christian refugees during their transition to life in America. After his retirement, he remained active by helping students at Cheshire Academy Health Center with their transportation needs. For the last few years, Farshid was an active congregant of the First Church of Christ, Wethersfield. Farshid served more than 50 years with the Rotary Club International. During his tenure in Cheshire, he served in many roles, most consistently as the coordinator of the Scholarship Committee. He was awarded the Paul Harris Fellow for his contributions to the Cheshire organization. In 2014, he received the Rotary District Governor’s Citation for his service. A man of great devotion to the Lord, he faithfully served in several roles, including Deacon, Trustee and numerous boards and committees at all churches he attended. He, along with Fae, led the Iranian Christian Fellowship of Connecticut for many years. He is survived by his loving wife, Fae, his children, son Ramin and his wife, Linda Boulanger, daughter, Noureen, his beloved grandchildren, Christian and Alexandra, and his brother, Dr. Jamshid Hakim and his wife, Margaret of Pocono Pines, PA. He was predeceased by his brothers, Houshang Hakim (Redbank, NJ) and Parviz Hakim (Tehran, Iran) and his granddaughter, Alana Saba Hakim (Cheshire).
Remembering members of the Williston Northampton community