In Memory of




Obituary for Karen M. Hicks-Bakhet

“The Lord bless you and keep you;
The Lord make His face shine upon you,
And be gracious to you;
The Lord lift up His countenance upon you,
And give you peace.” (Numbers 6:24-26)

It is with great sadness that the Bakhet family announces the passing of their beloved Mrs. KAREN HICKS-BAKHET

Karen M. Hicks-Bakhet, 50, of Keansburg, NJ passed away on Friday, October 16, 2020. Born and raised in Jersey City, NJ, Karen is pre-deceased by her parents, Virginia Hicks (née Brown) and Edward Hicks. Surviving are her adoring sons, Evan Bakhet (28) and Steven Bakhet (23) and husband Youssef. Funeral will be held on Monday, October 19, 2020 commencing at 11:00AM at St. Mina's Coptic Orthodox Church in Holmdel, NJ followed by burial at Marlboro Memorial Cemetery, 361 Rt. 79, Morganville, NJ 07751. Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Ruby Memorial Funeral Home of North Brunswick, NJ. Memories and condolences may be shared at
The link to the streaming video for the funeral service is here:

Devoted Wife of Youssef Bakhet

Cherished Mother of Evan Bakhet and Steven Bakhet.

The family will be accepting condolences by phone:
Youssef Bakhet at 201-981-6866
Evan Bakhet at 732-453-4813

***** PLEASE NOTE *****
BASED ON NJ STATE RESTRICTIONS ON PUBLIC ASSEMBLY DUE TO THE CURRENT PANDEMIC, THE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICE IS LIMITED TO 150 PEOPLE. Please offer all condolences to family utilizing the phone numbers listed herein

***Private Burial will take place at****
Marlboro Memorial Cemetery, 361 Hwy 79, Morganville, NJ.

Funeral Arrangements are under the respectful care and direction of Funeral Director, Christine A. Cuoco
of Ruby Memorial in North Brunswick, NJ. Family & Friends may share memories and offer condolences at

In order to protect the families we serve, our staff and their families and the local and global community as a whole, Ruby Memorial as instructed by the North Brunswick Mayor’s Office and the North Brunswick Office of Emergency Management along with the Governor of New Jersey has implemented many restrictions involving public services. Thank you for all of your patience during these unprecedented times. We will update our restrictions as required based on current guidelines.