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Marion (Nalbandian) Ajemian of North Providence, passed away on Monday, July 20, 2015 at Courtland Place in Greenville. Marion was the loving wife of Harry Ajemian. Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Agnes (Bezigian) Nalbandian. Marion was an executive secretary of Human Resources at GE. After retirement, she enjoyed winters at her condo in Boca Raton, FL. Marion was also a member of the German-American Cultural Society.

Besides her husband, she is survived by her loving sister Rose Nalbandian, and the late John Nalbandian and Queenie Rustigian. Marion also leaves behind her cousins Norene Koshgarian and Grace Petrarca.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral service in Sts. Sahag & Mesrob Armenian Church on Friday at 11:00 a.m. Visiting hours are respectfully omitted. Burial will be held in North Burial Ground Cemetery, Branch Avenue, Providence. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Sts. Sahag & Mesrob Armenian Church, 70 Jefferson Street, Providence, RI 02908



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Philip E. Manian - (December 15, 1946 - June 18, 2015)
North Attleboro – Philip E. Manian, 68, passed away Thursday, June 18, 2015. Born in Washington, D.C., he was a son of the late Samuel H. and Esther (Hoogasian) Manian. Philip had a 30 year career as a human resource assistant with the Personnel Support Activity Detachment at the U.S. Navy Base, Newport. He was a longtime member of Sts. Sahag & Mesrob Armenian Church, Providence, where he also belonged to the Backgammon Club. Philip was an avid sports fan, frequently attending NE Patriots, Red Sox and Celtics games. He loved music and enjoyed attending many Grateful Dead and other classic rock concerts. Philip leaves two brothers, Samuel R. and Peter G. Manian, three nephews and a niece. VISITATION Sunday 3 to 6 p.m. at the CHEETHAM Funeral Home, 1012 Newport Ave., Pawtucket. Services will be held Monday at 10 a.m. in Sts. Sahag & Mesrob Armenian Church, 70 Jefferson St., Providence. Interment will follow at Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, MA. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts to the church will be appreciated. May God illuminate his soul, and offer comfort and consolation to his family.

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KENNETH E. NAJARIAN, MD, FSIR - CHARLOTTE - Kenneth E. Najarian, MD, FSIR, Professor of Radiology at the University of Vermont, was tragically killed by a drunk driver in Ferrisburg on Wednesday afternoon, June 17, 2015. Dr. Najarian was the beloved husband of Kristine Mary (Thew) Najarian and the devoted father of Jared and Shannon. Ken, as he was known, was the son of the late John K. Najarian, Associate Judge of the Rhode Island Family Court, and the late Mary (Avedisian) Najarian. Born in Providence, R.I., he was a graduate of the Providence Country Day School, a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of St. Lawrence University and the University of Vermont Medical School. He completed his medical internship at St. Luke's Hospital in Denver, Colo., and his residency in Diagnostic Radiology at the Medical Center Hospital of Vermont. During his 30 year career, Ken completed fellowships in Ultrasound and Computed Tomography at the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia and in Interventional Radiology at Brown University and Rhode Island Hospital. A resident of Charlotte, Vt., and "Shore Acres," North Kingstown, R.I., Ken is survived by his sisters, Linda M. Najarian Koenig (Werner) of Warwick, R.I., and Carol E. Najarian Pjojian (Kenneth) of Cranston, R.I.; brother, John K. Najarian, Jr. (Linda) of North Kingstown, R.I.; and was the adored uncle of Stefan, Neil, John III, and Mary Elizabeth. Ken had a true love for life and was passionate about anything he undertook, whether it was cycling, drumming, kite boarding, or other athletic and artistic pursuits. A life sadly ended too soon, Ken will be remembered for his devotion to Krissi, Jared and Shannon, his keen intellect, adventurous spirit, family, and respected commitment to his profession. Visiting hours in Vermont will be held on Monday, June 22, 2015, from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Shelburne Funeral Chapel of Corbin & Palmer Funeral Home, 209 Falls Road, Shelburne. Visiting hours in Rhode Island will be held on Wednesday, June 24, 2015, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Nardolillo Funeral Home, 1278 Park Ave., Cranston. Ken's funeral service will be held on Thursday, June 25, 2015, at 11 a.m. in Sts. Sahag & Mesrob Armenian Apostolic Church, 70 Jefferson St., Providence, R.I., followed by interment at Swan Point Cemetery, Providence. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Sts. Sahag & Mesrob Church, 70 Jefferson St., Providence, RI 02908; or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital , PO Box 1000-Dept.142, Memphis, TN 38101.

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HOVHANNES "JOHN" SHAPSHAPIAN, 70, of Briar Hill Dr., Cranston, passed away on Thursday, June 11, 2015 at Philip Hulitar Hospice Inpatient Center in Providence surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of the late Angela (Gurulyan) Shapshapian. Born in Cairo, Egypt, the son of the late Vahan and Satenik (Khorozian) Shapshapian, he lived in Yerevan, Armenia before coming to the U.S. in 1979 settling in Cranston. John was a jewelry craftsman and worked in the jewelry industry for many years. He was the loving father of Aram Shapshapian and Deanna Ayanyan both of Cranston; loving grandfather of Hagop Ayanyan and Ani Ayanyan; and dear brother of Shake Arslanian of Providence and Sonia Arslanian of Cranston. VISITING HOURS are TUESDAY from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in STS. SAHAG & MESROB ARMENIAN APOSTOLIC CHURCH, 70 Jefferson St., Providence, with a Funeral Service on Wednesday at 11 a.m., followed by burial at North Burial Ground, Providence. Kindly omit flowers.

May God illuminate his soul, and offer comfort and consolation to his family.

Haroutune "Harry" Mikaelian, 72, of Dayville CT and formerly of Providence, passed away on Sunday, May 10, 2015 at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester. Harry was the beloved husband of Dorothy (Gilbert) Mikaelian. Mr. Mikaelian was born in Providence, a son of the late Vahan and Ovsanna (Glorian) Mikaelian. Harry was an entrepeneur, in the clothing industry. He was a loving and caring man who was devoted to his family, he will be missed by many. Besides his loving wife Dorothy of over 48 years, he is survived by a son Vahan Mikaelian of CT, and the brother of Arakel Mikaelian of Pawtucket. Harry was also the loving grandfather of 6 and great-grandfather of 2 great-grandsons.Mr. Mikaelian's funeral will be held on Monday, May 18, 2015 at 10 am from the Russell J. Boyle & Son Funeral Home 331 Smith Street, Providence, followed by a funeral service at 11am in Sts. Sahag & Mesrob Armenian Church 70 Jefferson St. in Providence. Interment will follow in North Burial Ground Cemetery. Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, May 17th from 4 to 7pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in Harry's memory made to; New Hope Academy 1369 Hartford Pike PO Box 134 , East Killingly Ct, 06243, would be deeply appreciated.

May God illuminate his soul, and offer comfort and consolation to his family.

Mihran ‘Mike’ Serdjenian, 88, of East Greenwich, passed away on Sunday, May 3, 2015 at Greenwood Nursing Home in Warwick. He was the beloved husband of the late Betty (Moan) Serdjenian. Born in East Providence, he was the son of the late Michael Dickran and Nevart (Dakesian) Serdjenian. Mike was co-owner of the former Fairdeal Manufacturing of Providence, a jewelry manufacturing company that was founded by his father in 1935. He was a WW-II U.S. Navy veteran; member of Sts. Sahag & Mesrob Armenian Apostolic Church of Providence; the Knights of Vartan; Potowomut Country Club; and Plantation Golf & Country Club in Venice, FL. He was the step-father of Carolyn G. Cherry and her husband Frank of East Greenwich and the late Daniel Stanton and his wife Janet Stanton of Woodstock Valley, CT; dear brother of Richard M. Serdjenian of North Kingstown and Hermine “Helen” Mahtesian of Boynton Beach, FL; loving grandfather and great-grandfather; and loving uncle of several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Service on Thursday, May 7th at 12 noon in Sts. Sahag & Mesrob Armenian Apostolic Church, 70 Jefferson St., Providence. Burial will be private and visiting hours are respectfully omitted. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Sts. Sahag & Mesrob Church, 70 Jefferson St., Providence, RI 02908 or Beacon Hospice, 1130 Ten Rod Rd. – Suite C104, North Kingstown, RI 02852.

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Kenneth Aharonian, 89 of 417 Forest Avenue, Middletown, passed away Monday, April 27, 2015 at the Grand Islander Health Care Center. He was the husband of the late Louise (Shamlian) Aharonian. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late John Ohanes and Sarah (Deranian) Aharonian. Mr. Aharonian served in the Army-Air Force during WWII in the 3rd Photo Group and was head of the motor pool. For a while he owned and operated his own gas station. He went on to work for 35 years for the Teamsters. Kenneth was enthusiastic about current technology and sharing it with his family.

He leaves his children John A. Aharonian and his wife Anne of Cumberland, Rose Gomes of Middletown. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Michelle Viola and her husband James, Christine Aharonian and Daniel Aharonian and great grandson Gregory Viola; nephew George A. Varjabedian, several nieces and great nieces and nephews and his beloved cat Buddy.Kenneth was the brother of the late Andrew Aharonian, George Aharonian, Rose Varjabedian , brother in law to the late George K. Varjabedian and father in law to the late John Gomes.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Services on Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 11:00am in Sts. Sahag and Mesrob Armenian Apostolic Church, 70 Jefferson Street, Providence, RI, burial with Military Honors will follow at Swan Point Cemetery, Providence. Calling hours are omitted In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Sts. Sahag & Mesrob Church, 70 Jefferson Street, Providence, RI 02908.

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Simeon Simon (Papa Simon) of South Boston, MA and Grove City, FL, passed away Monday, April 20th, 2015. He was the devoted father to Ruth Simon Semerjian and her husband, Ron Semerjian of Smithfield, RI and Stevan Simon and his wife Amanda Gil of Pawtucket, RI. Born in South Boston, he was the oldest son of Armenian Genocide survivors, Hripsme (Sahan) and Roupen Simon. He was the dear brother of the late Sarkis Simon and the late Margaret Simon. He was the beloved brother-in-law of Phyllis Simon. He was the cherished grandfather of Zachary, Zander, and Simone Semerjian and Indhira, Izaac, Camila, and Sarina Simon. He, also, leaves behind many beloved nieces and one nephew.

He graduated valedictorian from The Boston Trade School for Boys, where he was a member of the hockey and baseball teams and played the violin for the school orchestra. Simeon enjoyed all types of music and dancing. As a young man, he loved to play hockey, baseball and football. He also enjoyed skiing with his family in New Hampshire. He was a master plumber and gas pipe fitter, travelling all over the world to many exotic places like Angola, Africa, Guam, Thailand, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia. He was a project manager for Chevron and Gulf Oil. In later years, he worked for the State of Massachusetts, contributing to the construction of the Charles River Dam. One of his hobbies, during his retirement, was thoroughbred racing and he was an avid handicapper. Simeon was a Veteran of the US Army and a member of the Temple Masonic Lodge. Simeon’s proudest accomplishment was being the sponsor for many friends and family to come to the United States from Turkey to create a better life for those he cared so much about. But what was most important to Simeon was his family. His grandchildren were the center of his universe. Spending time with them, whether it was music, sport or play, was his most treasured moments of his life.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, April 25th, 2015 at 11am in Holy Trinity Armenian Apostolic Church, 145 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA. Interment will follow in Mount Hope Cemetery, Roxbury, MA. Visiting hours in the O’BRIEN Funeral Home, 146 Dorchester Street, South Boston, MA, Friday evening from 4-8 pm. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Armenian Tree Fund, 65 Main Street, Watertown, MA 02472 in his memory would be appreciated. Information and condolences, please visit: www.jfobrienfh.com

JULIA (VARADIAN) DONABEDIAN of Cranston, passed away on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at Philip Hulitar Hospice Inpatient Center in Providence. She was the beloved wife of Serop Marcel Donabedian for 52 years. Born in Providence, she was the devoted daughter of the late Sarkes and Mary (Hatzkortzian) Varadian. Julia was an administrative assistant in both the health care and financial services industries before retiring. Julia loved theatre and the arts and was a performer in the Trinity Repertory Company's production of the Nine Armenians. Julia was also an active contributor to various charities to improve the lives of those in need. Her great joys in life included gardening and spending time with her family, especially her beloved grandchildren. Besides her husband, she was the loving mother of Suzette Donabedian-Wambolt and her husband Robert of East Providence, David Donabedian and his wife Elizabeth of Providence and Gregory Donabedian and his wife Juliann of East Providence; cherished grandmother of Didiane Donabedian and Tyler Donabedian; and sister of Dorothy Paolino of Warwick and the late Susan Torkomian. Her funeral service and burial were private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Sts. Sahag & Mesrob Church, 70 Jefferson St., Providence, RI 02908

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Richard "Dick" Dildarian, 88, passed away on Sunday, March 29, 2015, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Astoria. Dick proudly served in the United States Army in Germany during World War II. He retired from General Electric after 45 years of service. He enjoyed spending many years with his family on Loon Lake in the Adirondacks. Dick was predeceased by his wife of 49 years, Frances (Sunukjian) Dildarian, and by his sister, Alice Keyishian. He is survived by his daughters, Lorraine (Reginald) Thorne of Glenville, Carol (Richard) Sherwood of Guilderland and Diane (Paul) Surabian of East Greenwich, R.I., and eight grandchildren, Matthew (Myra), Christopher, and Ryan Thorne, Richard and Jason Sherwood, Stephanie, Christine and Paul Surabian. Dick is also survived by his dear brother-in-law, Harry Keyishian. The family would like to thank the staff at Building 24 at Eddy Village Green for their compassionate care. Calling hours will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, April 3, 2015, at New Comer Funeral Home, 343 New Karner Road., Colonie. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 4, 2015, at St. Peter Armenian Apostolic Church, 100 Troy-Schenectady Road, Watervliet. Interment will be in Memory Gardens, Colonie. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association of Northeastern New York, 4 Pine West Plaza, Suite 405, Albany, NY 12205, and the American Diabetes Association, 2 Pine West Plaza, Suite 204, Albany, NY 12205, in memory of Richard. To leave a special message for the family online, visit NewcomerAlbany.com

ANI ELORA EMDJIAN, age 9, of Common St., Providence, passed away on Thursday, March 26, 2015 at Hasbro Children's Hospital. Born in Providence, she was the cherished daughter of Osheen Emdjian and Marie McMillan; and loving granddaughter of Garo and Satenik Emdjian, Daniel McMillan and Judith Stucchi. Ani was the loving niece of John and Denise Emdjian and their sons Armen and Alex, Ashot and Narine Emdjian, Aurora Emdjian, Anna and Jared Belmarsh, Jon and Rachel Cooper, Danielle and Thomas Hafers, Nicole Stucchi, Daniel and Cassandra McMillan and Jodi McMillan. She is also loved by many other members of the Emdjian, Maldonado, McMillan and Stucchi families. Ani was a third grade student at Vartan Gregorian Elementary School in Providence. Visiting hours to which relatives and friends are invited will be held on Tuesday, March 31st from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the NARDOLILLO FUNERAL HOME, 1278 Park Ave., Cranston. Her funeral service and burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Hasbro Children's Hospital, PO Box H, Providence, RI 02901-9979.



Anna Mae (Tashjian) Mourachian, 88, of North Providence, passed away on Thursday, March 19, 2015 at Trinity Health & Rehabilitation Center in Woonsocket. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert “Bob” Mourachian. Born in Troy, NY, she was the daughter of the late Musrob and Satnig (Patanian) Tashjian. Anna Mae was co-owner and operator with her late husband of the former Carvel Ice Cream at the University Heights Shopping Center in Providence for 18 years retiring in 1996. She was a member of Sts. Sahag & Mesrob Armenian Apostolic Church and the Daughters of Vartan. Anna Mae was the devoted mother of Melanie A. Beckemeyer and her husband Terry of West Chester, OH and Robert P. Mourachian and his wife Ruth of Tiverton; loving grandmother of Traay Camara of Warwick; and dear sister of John Tashjian of Castleton, NY, Jack Tashjian of Troy, NY and the late Joseph, George, Elizabeth and Mary Tashjian. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Service on Saturday, March 21st at 11 am in Sts. Sahag & Mesrob Armenian Apostolic Church, Providence, with a “Hokejash” - Mercy Meal following the funeral service. Burial will be private and visiting hours are respectfully omitted.

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VAHAN VARTANIAN, passed peacefully on March 4, 2015 after a brief illness surrounded by his loving family at Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro. He was born in Pawtucket RI on February 17 1931, son of the late Asadoor and Mary Severian Vartanian. Vahan retired from the United States Coast Guard after 21 years of military service. He was a loving husband father and brother. Vahan leaves Barbara Gannon Vartanian his best friend and loving wife of 32 years, his beloved children Karen Lippitt and husband Bob, Stephen Vartanian and fiancee Pat, Diane Brown and husband Jim and 6 grandchildren. He also leaves his sister Rose Wroe, brother Vartan Vartanian and wife Euphemia, twin brother Michael Vartanian and wife Madeline and several nieces and nephews. Visitation for Mr. Vartanian will be at The Manning-Heffern Funeral Home, 68 Broadway, Pawtucket on Sunday March 8 from 1pm-3pm. The Funeral will be at Saint Sahag and Saint Mesrob Armenian Apostolic Church in Providence on Monday March 9 at 11am followed by burial at Walnut Hill Cemetery in Pawtucket. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to Saints Sahag and Mesrob Church 70 Jefferson St Providence RI 02908 or D.A.V. PO Box 14301 Cincinnati OH 45250-0301.

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Sarkis DerMooshegian - 87, of Cranston, passed away on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at Cedar Crest Nursing Centre in Cranston surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband for 49 years of Marie S. (Satchaklian) Dermooshegian. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Hagop and Elmast (Melkonian) Dermooshegian. Sarkis was a mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service for 30 years retiring in 1987; and was a WW-II U.S. Army veteran. Besides his wife, he was the devoted father of James S. Dermooshegian of Whitinsville, MA and Elsa R. Iannacci and her husband David of Johnston; and loving grandfather of Ashley, Jared and Ava. His Funeral Service to which relatives and friends are invited will be held on Thursday, March 5th at 11 a.m. in Sts. Sahag & Mesrob Armenian Apostolic Church, Providence. Burial with military honors at RI Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Exeter will be private and visiting hours are respectfully omitted. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Sts. Sahag & Mesrob Church, 70 Jefferson St., Providence, RI 02908.

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HANOIAN, VIRGINIA D. 96, of Pawtucket Avenue passed away on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center. She was the wife of the late Aaron Hanoian. Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late Harry and Mary (Hagopian) Daniels. Mrs. Hanoian worked in the advertising department at the former Cranston Mirror before she retired and was also a Red Cross Nurse's Aide at Rhode Island Hospital and Military institutions during World War II. She was a member and past President of the Women's Guild of Saints Sahag & Mesrob Armenian Church and a past matron Daughters of Vartan from 1971-1973, a past President of Brightridge, Kent Heights & Warren Avenue P.T.A., past President of East Providence AARP Chapter 1302 from 1995-1997, past matron, former treasurer and life member of Unity Chapter Number 14, Order of Eastern Star and a past grand warden of the Grand Chapter of RI Order of Eastern Star. She was a volunteer tour guide at the Rhode Island State House. She leaves two sons, Ronald V. Hanoian of Santa Monica, California and Harry A. Hanoian and his wife Nancy of Seekonk, five grandchildren, Geoffrey Hanoian of Las Vegas, Kimberly Andrews and her husband Michael of Needham, Ma., Gregory Hanoian and his wife Alisha of Seekonk, Phillip Hanoian of Penn. and Christopher Hanoian, active in the Army, three great grandchildren, Eva Andrews, Aaron Andrews and Charley Hanoian and her dear and close friend, Maria Martins. Her funeral will be held on Saturday at 9:30 AM from the PERRY-McSTAY FUNERAL HOME, 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence with a service at 11:00 a.m. in Saints Sahag and Mesrob Armenian Apostolic Church, Jefferson Street, Providence. Burial will be in Swan Point Cemetery.

Irene (Avedisian) Samoorian, 95, formerly of River Ave., Providence, passed away on Friday, February 13, 2015 at Briarcliffe Manor in Johnston. She was the beloved wife of the late Harry Elias Samoorian, Jr. Born in North Providence, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Jennie (Chooljian) Avedisian. Irene was an original member of Sts. Sahag & Mesrob Ladies Aid Society; and a member of Providence Women of Rotary. She enjoyed entertaining, bridge, painting and gardening. Irene was the devoted mother of Laura I. Pesare and her husband Robert of Smithfield and the late Harry E. Samoorian, III and his wife Elaine Samoorian of North Providence; loving grandmother of Melissa Mitchell, Adam and Rebecca Pesare and Danielle, Ericka and Sara Samoorian; loving great-grandmother of twins Robert and Tyler Mitchell and Gabriella Rossi; and dear sister of the late William, Paul and Edward Avedisian and Margaret Tatewosian. Relatives and friends are invited to her Funeral Service on Wednesday, February 18th at 11 a.m. in Sts. Sahag & Mesrob Armenian Apostolic Church, 70 Jefferson St., Providence, followed by burial at Swan Point Cemetery, Providence. VISITING HOURS are Tuesday, February 17th from 4 p.m. to 7p.m. at NARDOLILLO FUNERAL HOME, 1278 Park Ave., Cranston. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Shriners Burns Institute, 51 Blossom St., Boston, MA 02114.

Deborah (Dadekhian) Lanni, 60, of West Warwick, passed away on Friday, February 6, 2015. She was the beloved wife of James Lanni for 33 years. Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late Suren and Esther (Sarkissian) Dadekhian. She worked as a legal secretary at MetLife Insurance Company for many years before her retirement. Besides her husband, she is survived by her loving children, Alex Lanni of Westerly, Keith Lanni and his wife Elizabeth of Cumberland, and Joseph Lanni of West Warwick; cherished granddaughter Nora Lanni; dear sisters Linda Daglieri of Cranston and Nancy Hersey of Cranston. Funeral from the NARDOLILLO FUNERAL HOME & Crematory, 1278 Park Ave., Cranston on Thursday at 8:45 a.m. followed by a Funeral Service at 10:00 a.m. in Sts. Sahag and Mesrob Church, Jefferson St., Providence. Burial will be private. VISITING HOURS will be Wednesday from 5 - 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 931 Jefferson Blvd. Suite 3004, Warwick, RI 02886.

Simon Chapkounian Jr., 52, passed away unexpectedly January 29, 2015. He was the devoted and loving father of Simon J. and Rose E. Chapkounian; beloved son of Marion (Zarifian) Chapkounian and the late Simon Chapkounian Sr.; loving brother of Judy J. Ayers and her husband Anthony, Gary "Chap" Chapkounian, twin brother Jack Chapkounian and his wife Cheryl. He was also the uncle of one niece and one nephew. Always a smile on his face, he loved his family and friends. He adored his children who said "he was the best dad around." Simon enjoyed the outdoors and he had a passion for snowmobiling, especially in the remote areas of Maine. He worked for the Columbus Theater, Interstate Oil and he also snow plowed. He owned Chapco Sprinklers and referred to himself as "just a sprinkler guy", but he was knowledgeable about so much more. Visitation Tuesday 4-7 p.m. with a funeral on Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. from the PONTARELLI-MARINO Home, 971 Branch Avenue, Providence, followed by a service at 9:30 a.m. in Sts. Sahag & Mesrob Armenian Church, 70 Jefferson Street, Providence. Burial will be in North Burial Ground, Providence. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Simon Chapkounian Jr. Memorial Fund, c/o Washington Trust Co., 1383 Atwood Avenue, Johnston, RI 02919.

Vartan Papazian, MD, 87, of Tequesta, FL and Smithfield RI, passed away on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband for 55 years of Joan (Yaghjian) Papazian. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Marderos and Alice (Berberian) Papazian.

Dr. Papazian graduated from Classical High School in 1945 and served with the U.S. Army from 1946-1947. He graduated from Brown University in 1950 where he was a member of the Sigma Xi Honor Society. Dr. Papazian was a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine and graduated Cum Laude in 1954. At Tufts, he was a member of the Alpha Omega Medical Honor Society. He served an internship at Rhode Island Hospital from 1954-1956, a Residency at Rhode Island Hospital from 1956-1958 and was a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Medicine in 1957. Dr. Papazian began practice in Providence, RI in1958. In 1960 he became a member of the American Board of Otolaryngology and in 1961 a Fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology.

He was a member of the Pawtucket Medical Society, the Providence Medical Society, the Rhode Island Medical Society, the American Medical Association, the Rhode Island Otolaryngological Society and the New England Otolaryngological Society. He was on the staff of the Rhode Island Hospital from 1958-1980 and on the consulting staff from 1980-1998. He was Chief of Otolaryngology at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island from 1963-1992 and remained on the active staff until his retirement. He joined the active staff of Miriam Hospital in 1995 and was a consulting member at Bradley Hospital. Dr. Papazian retired in May, 1998.

Dr. Papazian was a member of the Barrington Yacht Club and the University Club. He became a member of Rhode Island Country Club in 1978, Pawtucket Country Club in 1971, Riverbend Golf Club in Tequesta, FL in 1995, and Turtle Creek Country Club 1997.

Besides his wife, he was the devoted father of Melanie Papazian and her wife Lori Ruizzo of Smithfield, Dr. Martin Papazian and his wife Kara of Lincoln and Jessica Papazian-Ross and her husband Stefan of Smithfield; and loving grandfather of Emily, Michael and Elise Papazian. Dr. Papazian is also survived by his sister Ruth Harpootian of East Providence and his uncle Stephen Berberian of Rockville, MD. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Service on Saturday, January 24th at 11 a.m. in Sts. Sahag & Mesrob Armenian Apostolic Church, Providence, followed by burial with military honors at Swan Point Cemetery, Providence. VISITING HOURS are Friday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the NARDOLILLO FUNERAL HOME & Crematory, 1278 Park Ave., Cranston.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Sts. Sahag & Mesrob Church, 70 Jefferson St., Providence, RI 02908.

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GOOLGASIAN, LEO JOSEPH 67, of Sycamore Drive passed away Friday at Kent County Hospital. Born in Providence a son of the late Leo S. and Marion A. (Kaloostian) Goolgasian. Leo is survived by his brother Peter Paul Goolgasian and his wife Kathleen (Tavares) Goolgasian. Calling hours will be Thursday Morning from 9:00 am to 10:15 am at "WOODLAWN" Funeral Home 600 Pontiac Avenue Cranston followed by a Funeral Service at 11 a.m. in Saints Sahag & Mesrob Armenian Church 70 Jefferson St. Providence, R.I. 02908. Burial will follow in North Burial Ground. In lieu of Flowers contributions may be made to Saints Sahag and Mesrob Armenian Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Sts. Sahag & Mesrob Church, 70 Jefferson St., Providence, RI 02908 or Home & Hospice Care of RI, 1085 North Main St., Providence, RI 02904.

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CHEVIAN, CHARLES 84, passed away January 1, 2015 at home with his loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband of Eileen (Downs) Chevian and a son of the late Hovsep and Baidzar Chevian. Mr. Chevian was a warehouse supervisor for Eclipse Syrup for over 30 years before retiring. He was an avid Red Sox fan and enjoyed reading about sports, history and politics. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Linda Chevian, Lisa Bourbon and her husband, Michael; one son, Robert Chevian and his wife, Jill; two brothers, Mesrob and Tateos Chevian; two sisters, Rose Antonelli and Elizabeth Chevian; four granddaughters, Arietta, Olivia, Sophia Chevian and Kayla Bourbon. He was the brother of the late Magrdich Chevian, Alice Mangione and Mary Grant. His funeral will be held Tuesday, January 6, at 11:30 am from the Thomas & Walter Quinn Funeral Home, 2435 Warwick Ave. followed by a service in SS. Sahag & Mesrob Armenian Apostolic Church, Jefferson Street, Providence at 1 pm. Burial will be in North Burial Ground, Providence. Visiting hours Monday 4-8 pm. In lieu of flowers, contributions to Care New England Hospice, 51 Health Lane, Warwick, RI 02886, or the Jimmy Fund, 10 Brookline Place, 6th Floor, Brookline, MA 02445, will be appreciated. Information and condolences, visit Quinn Funeral Home

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Deron J. Hazian, 6/4/1922 - 12/26/2014, 92, of Cranston, passed away on Friday, December 26, 2014 at Philip Hulitar Hospice Inpatient Center in Providence surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband for 55 years of Ardemis L. “Ardy” (Hatabian) Hazian. Born in South Norwalk, CT, he was the son of the late John and Dickranouhie “Doris” (Medzigian) Hazian.
Deron retired from the State of RI as Assistant Administrator for Vocational Rehabilitation Services. He graduated from Providence College in 1950 and received his Masters of Education from RI College in 1964. He was a WW-II U.S. Army veteran and a member of the Knights of Vartan.
Besides his wife, he was the devoted father of Stephanie DiChiro and her husband Johnston Municipal Court Judge Michael DiChiro, Jr. of Johnston and Andrea Hazian of Smithfield; dear brother of the late V. Paul Hazian and his wife Virginia of Cranston; loving uncle of David, Gregory and John Hazian; and loving great-uncle of Paul John and Julia.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Service on Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Sts. Sahag & Mesrob Armenian Apostolic Church, Providence, followed by burial with military honors at North Burial Ground, Providence. VISITING HOURS are Monday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the NARDOLILLO FUNERAL HOME & Crematory, 1278 Park Ave., Cranston.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Sts. Sahag & Mesrob Church, 70 Jefferson St., Providence, RI 02908 or Home & Hospice Care of RI, 1085 North Main St., Providence, RI 02904.

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PASHALIAN, ALICE R. (WHITE) 101, of Cranston, passed away on Saturday, November 29, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph Pashalian. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Richard "Jermakian" and Annie (Kupelian) White. Alice was a member of the Cranston YMCA and drove there on her own every day to swim until the age of 98. She was an avid reader of both fiction and biographies and was a member of Mr. Brown's Shakespeare's Club on Benefit St., Providence. Alice was an avid gardener, enjoyed cooking and loved art and museums. She was the devoted mother of Joan Morrison and her husband Howard of Jamestown and Joyce Pashalian of Providence; and dear sister of the late John and Edward White and Pauline Stanley. Her funeral will be held on Wednesday at 10 a.m. from the NARDOLILLO FUNERAL HOME & Crematory, 1278 Park Ave., Cranston, followed by a Funeral Service in Sts. Sahag & Mesrob Armenian Apostolic Church, 70 Jefferson St., Providence at 11 a.m. Burial will be at North Burial Ground, Providence. VISITING HOURS are Tuesday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to: Roger Williams Park Botanical Garden, c/o 68 Bretton Woods Dr., Cranston, RI 02920.



GASPARIAN, ELIZABETH (MOORADIAN) 91, passed away peacefully on November 10, 2014 in New Jersey with her family by her side. She was the wife of the late Russell Gasparian, they had been married for 64 years. Elizabeth was born in Providence, RI on May 16, 1923 to the late Abraham and Vehanoush (Gulian) Mooradian. She is survived by her children, George Gasparian and wife Martha of PA, Florene Odgers and husband Ken of NJ, Sonya Taraian and husband Gary of MA, and four grandsons. She was sister of Sonia (Alice) Takoushian and the late Archie (Kachig) Mooradian. Funeral arrangements are private. Memorial donations may be made to St Sahag & St Mesrob Church, 70 Jefferson St, Providence, RI 02908

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Angela H. Karagozian, 88, formerly Rocky Cliff Drive, passed away on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center in Providence. She was the wife of the late Nishan "Nick" Karagozian for 57 years. Born in Marseille, France, she was the daughter of the late Setrak and Muschkinaz (Apkarian) Boyan. She is survived by her two sons, Charles J. Karagozian and his wife Susan of Lincoln and David P. Karagozian of Westerly; two granddaughters, Greta Ryan of Newton, MA and Emily Karagozian of Brookline, MA and two great grandchildren. She was the sister of the late Charles Boyan. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 11:00 am in Sts. Sahag & Mesrob Armenian Church, 70 Jefferson St. Providence, to which relatives and friends are invited. Burial will be in North Burial Ground, Providence.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Sts. Sahag & Mesrob Armenian Church, in her memory would be appreciated.

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OVAGINIAN, PIZANT 88, of Cranston, passed away on Monday October 27, 2014 at home. He was the beloved husband of the late Judy (Americanian) Ovaginian. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Benjamin and Maritza (Chitjian) Ovaginian. He was a member of the Pawtucket Country Club and was a World War-II US Army Veteran. Pizant was a salesman/warehouse manager for George Greer Company of Cranston for 50 years, before retiring. He was the beloved father of Robert B. Ovaginian of Nashua, NH, Jeffrey J. Ovaginian of Cranston and Allen G. Ovaginian of Cranston; loving grandfather of Jeffrey Jr., Jacqueline and Peter Ovaginian; and dear brother of Zevart Hourdajian of Carlsbat, CA. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Service on Friday at 11 a.m. in Sts. Sahag & Mesrob Armenian Apostolic Church, Providence, followed by burial at North Burial Ground, Providence. VISITING HOURS are Thursday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the NARDOLILLO FUNERAL HOME & Crematory, 1278 Park Ave., Cranston. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: American Heart Association, PO Box 41705, Boston, MA 02241-4813 or American Diabetes Association, 10 Speen St., 2nd Floor, Framingham, MA 01701. Visit www.nardolillo.com for online condolences.

May God the Holy Spirit comfort and console the bereaved.

Arpenig (Penny) Hanoian, aged 90, died on September 20. She was born to the late Haiganoush (Mooradian) and Yeprem Egsegian. She graduated from Northbridge High School and later received a diploma from Becker Business College, Worcester, MA. She did substitute teaching prior to being employed as a secretary at Whitin Machine Works. She married the late Thomas M. Muradian and they had three sons, Thomas M. III, David an Barry. She was very active in the Whitinsville community, notably as a communicant of the Soorp Asdvadzadzin Armenian Church, member of the Church's Women's Guild, President of the Armenian Red Cross, and Treasurer of the Whitinsville Women's Club. After the death of her husband in 1976, she met and married Richard J. Hanoian and moved to Rhode Island where she became a communicant of the Saint Sahag and Mesrob Armenian Church, and member of the Armenian Chorale of Rhode Island. After his death, she returned to live happily with her son David in North Grafton, MA She enjoyed cooking, knitting, dancing, reading, gardening, and found great joy in interior decorating and floral arrangements and design. Her greatest pleasure however, was her family- both near and far. While she had many interests, she will forever be defined as one who found ultimate joy and happiness in the love of family and friends, those she called her "treasure". She is survived by her sons and their families which include six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, a brother William Markarian in Texas, and the dearly loved families of William, her late sister Varsenig Egsegian, late brother Vartkes Markarian, late brother Richard Egsegian, and dearly loved families of Thomas Muradian and Richard Hanoian. Calling Hours are Thursday, September 25, 9-11:00am at Carr Funeral Home, 24 Hill St., Whitinsville followed by a Funeral at 11:30am at the Soorp Asdvadzadzin Armenian Apostolic Church. Burial will be in Swan Point Cemetery, Providence, Rhode Island. Charitable donations may be made in Arpenig's memory to the following organization: Armenian Apostolic Church of Whitinsville 315 Church St., Whitinsville, MA 01588



Lektar Gevorgyan, 86, of Cranston, passed away on September 16, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Hasmik Vardanyan. Born in Armenia, the son of the late Haroutiun and Araxia Gevorgyan, he came to the U.S. in 1996.Mr. Gevorgyan was Chief Engineer at ArmElecro Factory in Yerevan, Armenia for many years before retiring.

He was the devoted father of Deacon Gevork Gevorkian and his wife Rouzan of Cranston and Anahit Gevorgyan of Armenia; loving grandfather of five; loving great-grandfather of two; and dear brother of Volodya Gevorgyan of California and the late Ninel and Roza Gevorgyan.

His Funeral Service to which relatives and friends are invited, will be held on Monday, September 22nd at 11 a.m. in Sts. Sahag & Mesrob Armenian Apostolic Church, Providence, followed by burial at North Burial Ground, Providence. Visiting hours are respectfully omitted.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Sts. Sahag & Mesrob Church, 70 Jefferson St., Providence, RI 02908.

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OHANIAN, ARAM A. "ACE" 97, of Minnesota Ave., Warwick, passed away on Friday, August 15, 2014 at Philip Hulitar Hospice Inpatient Center in Providence. He was the beloved husband of the late Susan M. (Masoian) Ohanian. Ace was a cook for Union Foods & Commercial Workers for many years before retiring and was a WW-II U.S. Navy veteran. He was an active parishioner at Sts. Sahag & Mesrob Armenian Apostolic Church; a member of the Armenian General Benevolent Union; and a member of the Armenian General Athletic Union. He was the devoted father of Michael J. Ohanian and his wife Barbara of Medway, MA, Thomas A. Ohanian and his wife Lisa and Seta M. Chateauneuf and her husband Russell, all of Cranston; loving grandfather of seven, loving great-grandfather of three; and dear brother of the late John and Sam Ohanian and his twin sister Marion Parks. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Service on Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Sts. Sahag & Mesrob Armenian Apostolic Church, followed by burial with military honors at North Burial Ground, Providence. VISITING HOURS are Tuesday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the NARDOLILLO FUNERAL HOME & Crematory, 1278 Park Ave., Cranston. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Sts. Sahag & Mesrob Church, 70 Jefferson St., Providence, RI 02908. Visit nardolillo.com for online condolences. - See more at: Click Here

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Mary Khosrofian, 87, of Providence, passed away on Thursday, July 31, 2014. Born in New York City, she was the beloved daughter of the late Antranig and Vartig (Tavitian) Khosrofian. Mary was a bookkeeper at Gladding’s Department Store, RI Hospital Trust Bank and later at Pawtucket Savings before retiring. She was the dear sister of Grace Oulousian and her husband Richard of Providence; loving aunt of Debra J. Spicuzza and her husband David, Carol G. DiMeglio and her husband Vincent, all of Cranston and Janet Oulousian Aronson and her husband Eric of Braintree, MA; and loving great-aunt of Eric and Alex Spicuzza and Amanda, Andrea and Sophia DiMeglio. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Service on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. in Sts. Sahag & Mesrob Armenian Apostolic Church, Providence. Burial at Swan Point Cemetery will be private and visiting hours are respectfully omitted. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Sts. Sahag & Mesrob Church, 70 Jefferson St., Providence, RI 02908 or Home & Hospice Care of RI, 1085 North Main St., Providence, RI 02904.

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Anahid (Stepanian) Terzian, "Ann," age 81, of Somerset, passed away Friday, July 18, 2014 in Catholic Memorial Home. She was the wife of the late E. Elliot Terzian.

Born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, a daughter of the late George and Anna (Avedisian) Stepanian, she had been a resident of Somerset since 1965.

A graduate of Pawtucket West High School, class of 1950, she was a longtime member of the Saints Sahag and Mesrob Armenian Church in Providence.

She is survived by one son; Elliott Terzian of Somerset, one brother; M. Robert Stepanian and his wife Madeleine L. of Narragansett, and four nieces. She was mother of the late Michael Terzian and sister of the late Ara K. Stepanian.

Her Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 10:00AM in the Saints Sahag and Mesrob Armenian Church, 70 Jefferson St., Providence, RI. Visiting hours Tuesday from 5:00-7:00 PM in the WARING-SULLIVAN HOME OF MEMORIAL TRIBUTE at BIRCHCREST, 189 Gardner's Neck Rd., Swansea. Relatives and friends invited. Contributions in her honor may be to the Animal Rescue League, 474 Durfee St., Fall River, MA 02720 or Catholic Memorial Home, Activities Fund, 2446 Highland Ave., Fall River, MA 02720. Burial in Swan Point Cemetery, Providence, RI.

May God, the Holy Spirit, comfort and console the bereaved.

Alice M. (Heditsian) Avedesian, 84, of North Kingstown, formerly of Cranston, passed peacefully at her home on July 8, 2014. She joined her beloved husband of over 50 years, Avie who passed on this very day eleven years ago.

She was born on April 28, 1930 in Providence, RI to Tateos and Mantoohe (Serjenian) Heditsian. She was the loving sister to Manoog Heditsian, Queenie Tashjian and the late Corinne Heditsian.

Alice met her husband Avie while they both attended The University of Rhode Island. After graduating in 1952 she later went on to receive a Master’s Degree in Library Science at URI in the 60’s. She was active with the URI Alumni Association in the 80’s.

Alice was a librarian at Cranston High School East for 28 years until her retirement in 1990. Alice enjoyed bringing the excitement of books and learning to her students. For several years after retirement she worked through the Rhode Island Library Association, to assist other high school librarians in the reorganization and updating of their libraries.

For 19 years, with her husband and children, Alice spent her summers at The YMCA Camp Fuller-by-the-Sea while Avie served on the Fuller staff. Alice was like a “second mother” to many of the campers and staff at Fuller. She developed many caring and endearing friendships which lasted long after her Fuller years.

There was never enough time in the day to do all the things that she enjoyed so much. Reading was always a must, working on her daily crossword puzzles, knitting, creating her next sewing project, cooking, going to the theater, book clubs, talking to her friends, writing life lessons on any scrap of paper she could find and enjoying the love of her family. As a lifelong native of Rhode Island she loved the natural beauty of the local beaches and shore lines. She loved to summer at the Bonnet Shores Beach Club.

Alice was always able to relate to people and especially enjoyed participating with today’s youth and their issues. Her ability to balance her knowledge, perceptions, tough love and keen sense of humor was always welcomed to discuss many of today’s topics.

Alice will be mostly missed for her warm embrace and willingness to open her welcoming arms to accept people as a part of her loving extended family.

Alice’s love for life will continue through her children, David Avedesian (Mary Beth) of Silver Spring, MD, Haig Avedesian (Elle Nyre) of Flagstaff, AZ, Ted Avedesian of Westerly, RI and Anahid Avedesian-Sardelli (John) of North Kingstown, RI and two grandchildren, Catherine Avedesian Vadnais (Jack) and Gregory Avedesian(finance Mary Elizabeth).

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Service on Friday, July 18th at 10:00 am in Sts. Sahag & Mesrob Armenian Apostolic Church, 70 Jefferson Street, Providence, RI, followed by burial at RI Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 301 South County Trail, Exeter, RI.

VISISTING HOURS are Thursday, July 17th from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the
Nardolillo Funeral Home & Crematory – SOUTH COUNTY CHAPEL, 1111 Boston Neck Road (Rte. 1A) Narragansett, RI.

In lieu of flowers, Alice's family asks that donations be made to either the Avie Avedesian Endowment Fund of Camp Fuller (401 783 5359) or The Providence Public Library foundation (401 455 8003).

May God, the Holy Spirit comfort and console the bereaved.

GEVORKIAN, TAGUI (GEVORKIAN), of Rounds Ave., Providence, passed away on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of the late Grigor Gevorkian. Born in Damascus, Syria, she was the daughter of the late Illias and Vartouhi Gevorkian. Mrs. Gevorkian was the devoted mother of Hovaness "John" Gevorkian, Alice Arslanian and Angela Kozinian, all of Cranston and Makruhi Gevorkian of North Providence; dear sister of Mari Tserounian of Glendale, CA; loving grandmother of six; and loving great-grandmother of four. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Service on Tuesday, July 8th at 11 a.m. in Sts. Sahag & Mesrob Armenian Apostolic Church, Providence, followed by burial at North Burial Ground, Providence. VISITING HOURS are Monday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the NARDOLILLO FUNERAL HOME & Crematory, 1278 Park Ave., Cranston. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Sts. Sahag & Mesrob Church, 70 Jefferson St., Providence, RI 02908. Visit www.nardolillo.com for online condolences. May God, the Holy Spirit, comfort and console the bereaved.

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ADAMS, MAE ELMAS died after a long illness on May 21, 2014. She was the wife of the late Gordon W. Adams and the late John F.M. Keighley, Jr., DDS. Born in Cranston she was a daughter of the late Harry Movsesian and Mariam (Avakian) Burt. After graduating with honors from Rhode Island College (URI), Mae moved to Baltimore, Maryland to pursue a degree as a dietitian from the University of Maryland Hospital. Because of her interest in cooking and writing, she created recipes which were published in the Narragansett Times. This experience led to her being hired by The Providence Journal as its first food editor, a position she held from 1951 to 1966. In 1962 The Providence Journal published a cookbook ("Recipes You Asked For") she wrote containing a collection of recipes which had been requested most often by her readers. The family is grateful for the care that she received at Grandview Gardens at the Seasons and would especially like to thank the loving and dedicated staff at both Beacon Hospice and at the West Shore Health Center. Her funeral and burial will be private. Memorial contributions in her name may be made to the Providence Animal Rescue League, 34 Elbow St., Providence, RI 02903.

CASPARIAN, CAROL VIRGINIA, of Rye Brook, NY, formerly of Cranston, passed away on Tuesday, May 6, 2014. Born in Providence, she was the cherished daughter of Gloria (Bedrosian) Casparian and the late Chief Public Defender for the State of RI, Richard M. Casparian. Carol was the beloved granddaughter of the late Joseph and Virginia Casparian and the late Harry and Alice Bedrosian. She will be missed by uncles, aunts, cousins and friends. Carol was a professional sales consultant in the real estate industry. She graduated from Cranston West High School, Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY, attended the Sorbonne University in Paris during her junior year, and spent a summer studying at Berklee College of Music in Boston. She enjoyed music, art and sports. She was an active parishioner at St. Gregory the Enlightener Armenian Church in White Plains, NY where she was an alternate member of the Parish Council; a member of the Women's Guild and Cultural Committee. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Service on Monday, May 12th at 11 a.m. in Sts. Sahag & Mesrob Armenian Apostolic Church, Providence, followed by burial at Swan Point Cemetery, Providence. VISITING HOURS are Sunday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the NARDOLILLO FUNERAL HOME & Crematory, 1278 Park Ave., Cranston. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Sts. Sahag & Mesrob Church, 70 Jefferson St., Providence, RI 02908 or St. Gregory the Enlightener Church, 1131 North Street, White Plains, NY 10605. Visit www.nardolillo.com for online condolences.

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IRIS E. (Asadoorian) KALAIAN 77, a retired secretary and Sunday School teacher for 30 years, passed away on Monday, April 7, 2014. Iris was the wife of the late John M. Kalian and they enjoyed a happy 27 years together before his unexpected passing. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Gabriel and Sue Asadoorian and the stepdaughter of the late John Aharonian. She was the daughter-in-law of the late George and Mary Kalian. Iris graduated from Hope High School in 1954, where she was known for her piano playing. An accomplished pianist, Iris accompanied the school orchestra at many recitals and special programs. She continued playing throughout her life and especially loved playing Christmas carols for a crowd gathered at her home at Christmas. She worked part-time for the Cranston School Department while raising her children and as a secretary for the Providence School Department for 22 years until her retirement in 2001. Iris was devoted to her church, Sts. Sahag & Mesrob Armenian Church, where she taught Sunday School for 30 years. In 2011, the church honored her with the Parishioner of the Year Award for her exemplary leadership and devoted service. She was an active member of the Edgewood Junior Women’s Club and participated in many community service projects. Iris was an amazing and loving mother who devoted her life to her family, who will miss her dearly. She leaves a daughter, Debra (Kalian) Hazian and her husband, Gregory, and a son, John M. Kalian, II and his wife, Lauren. The greatest joy of her life was being Nana to her four grandchildren, Paul John (P.J.) and Julia Hazian and Gwendolyn and Gabrielle Kalian. She loved spending time with them, attending their school functions, athletic events and dance recitals. Iris was predeceased by her cousins, to whom she was extremely close her entire life; Harry Charles Georgerian, Irene Zartarian, Albert Melkonian, Florence Hedison and Harold Melkonian. Iris and her husband John loved to entertain, and their home was always filled with friends and family gatherings known for their hospitality. Iris had a great sense of fun and loved to plan parties with her special touch. She had many close friendships that spanned decades. Iris left a legacy of enormous love, friendship, and faith. In addition to her love of family, friends and church, she loved music and being at the ocean. A shining light has gone out in all of our lives and she will be cherished and missed forever. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Service on Monday, April 14th at 11 a.m. in Sts. Sahag & Mesrob Armenian Church, Providence, followed by burial at North Burial Ground Cemetery, Providence. VISITING HOURS are Sunday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the NARDOLILLO FUNERAL HOME & Crematory, 1278 Park Ave., Cranston. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Sts. Sahag & Mesrob Church, 70 Jefferson St., Providence, RI 02908.

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BEDROSIAN BEDROS P. 91, of North Providence, passed away on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital in North Providence. He was the beloved husband for 62 years of Berchui (Apajian) Bedrosian. Born in Providence, the son of the late Aristokes and Anna (Bozigian) Bedrosian, he resided in North Providence since 1927. Mr. Bedrosian was a mail handler for the U.S. Postal Service at the Turnkey in Providence for 28 years before retiring in 1989. He served in the U.S. Army Reserves during WW-II; was a member of the Salvatore Mancini Resource & Activity Center in North Providence; was an elected member of the North Providence Hall of Fame; and was a past president and coach of North Providence Little League and Babe Ruth League for over 30 years. Besides his wife, he was the devoted father of Peter Bedrosian and his wife Janet of North Providence, Allan S. Bedrosian and his wife Roseann of Cranston, Edward A. Bedrosian and his wife Kathleen of Johnston and the late Hagop "Jackie" Bedrosian; loving grandfather of Alycia, Michael and Holly; and dear brother of the late Charles Bedrosian and Sarkis Bedrosian. His funeral will be held on Wednesday at 9:45 a.m. from the NARDOLILLO FUNERAL HOME & Crematory, 1278 Park Ave., Cranston, followed by a Funeral Service in Sts. Sahag & Mesrob Armenian Apostolic Church, Providence at 11 a.m. Burial will be at North Burial Ground, Providence. VISITING HOURS are Tuesday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Sts. Sahag & Mesrob Church, 70 Jefferson St., Providence, RI 02908. Visit www.nardolillo.com for online condolences.

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CHAPKOUNIAN, SIMON, 89, of North Providence, passed away Tuesday. He was the husband of Marion (Zarifian) Chapkounian. They had been married for 59 years. Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Bedros and Margaret (Kevorkian) Chapkoonian. Mr. Chapkounian worked for the former Almacs Supermarkets for almost 40 years before retiring as produce manager in 1990. He was awarded the Purple Heart as an Army veteran of WW II. Besides his wife, he leaves three sons, Gary and Simon Chapkounian of North Providence, and Jack Chapkounian and his wife Cheryl of Johnston; a daughter, Judy Ayers and her husband Anthony of MA; and four grandchildren. He was the brother of the late Herepseme Chapkounian. His funeral will be held Saturday at 8:45 AM from the A. TARRO & SONS Funeral Home, 425 Broadway, Providence, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM in Sts. Sahag & Mesrob Armenian Church, Jefferson St., Providence. Burial with military honors will be in North Burial Ground, Providence. Visiting Hours Friday 5-8 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Sts. Sahag & Mesrob Armenian Church, 70 Jefferson St., Providence, RI 02908.

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Elizabeth Shamirian, 87, of Providence, passed away on Friday, January 3, 2014 surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of the late Paul Shamirian. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Sahag and Miriam (Anusbegian) Jeranian. Libby was an administrative assistant at the Providence VA Medical Center before retiring and was a licensed electrologist. She graduated from Cranston High School and received her Bachelor of Science degree from Bryant University in 1983. She was a member of Sts. Sahag & Mesrob Armenian Apostolic Church and its Senior Citizens Group. She was an avid pinochle player and bowler, a talented seamstress and enjoyed cooking. Her family meant the most to her and she cherished her time with them. Her family returned her love and she will be greatly missed. Libby was the devoted mother of Dr. Paul S. Shamirian and his wife Aeda of Cranston, Dr. Robert A. Shamirian and his wife Dianne of North Kingstown and Lisa M. Shamirian, Esq. of East Greenwich; loving grandmother of Paul R. Shamirian and Robert J. Shamirian; and dear sister of Harry Jeranian of North Providence, Anna Boghigian of Nashua NH and the late Victoria Kazarian. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Service on Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Sts. Sahag & Mesrob Armenian Apostolic Church, Providence, followed by burial at Swan Point Cemetery, Providence. VISITING HOURS are Monday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the NARDOLILLO FUNERAL HOME & Crematory, 1278 Park Ave., Cranston. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Sts. Sahag & Mesrob Church, 70 Jefferson St., Providence, RI 02908.

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2013



PAKRADOUNIAN, QUEENIE 82, formerly of Eldridge St., Cranston, passed away peacefully on Friday, November 1, 2013 at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital in North Providence. Born in Cranston, she was the beloved daughter of the late Nishan and Elizabeth (Shamlian) Pakradounian. Queenie worked at Uncas Mfg. Co. for many years before retiring. She was the dear sister of John Pakradounian of Burbank, CA, Jacob Pakradounian of Cranston, Albert Pakradounian of Logan, UT and the late Anna Bazor and Martin Dounian; and loving aunt of many nieces and nephews. Funeral from the NARDOLILLO FUNERAL HOME & Crematory, 1278 Park Ave., Cranston on Wednesday at 10 a.m., followed by a Funeral Service in Sts. Sahag & Mesrob Armenian Apostolic Church, Providence at 11 a.m. Interment will be at Oakland Cemetery in Providence. VISITING HOURS are WEDNESDAY MORNING from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Sts. Sahag & Mesrob Church, 70 Jefferson St., Providence, RI 02908. Visit www.nardolillo.com for information and online condolences.

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MINGAIN, HENRY 92, passed away Thursday, October 31, 2013. He was the beloved husband of Mary D. (Mavian) Mingain. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Thomas and Agavne (Chilingirian) Mingain. He lived in North Providence for over 50 years before moving to Pascoag in 2013. Mr. Mingain was a butcher for the former A&P in Artic and the former Ruggieri's Market in Cranston and Johnston before retiring. He was a member of St. John's Lodge #1 Providence. He enjoyed golfing, fishing and spending time at his condo in Port Charlotte, FL. His family and friends will always remember him as a kind, gentle and thankful man. Besides his wife, he is survived by his son Mark H. Mingain and his wife Karen of Pascoag; his sister Victoria Berberian of Cherry Hill, NJ and his loving grandchildren Nikayla Iacobbo and Randon Mullins. Visitation Tuesday, November 5, 2013 from 8:30-10am in the TUCKER-QUINN Funeral Chapel, 643 Putnam Ave. (Rt.44) Greenville, with a service to follow in St. Sahag & Mesrob Armenian Church, 70 Jefferson St., Providence at 11am. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Sahag & Mesrob Armenian Church, 70 Jefferson St, Providence, RI 02908 will be appreciated. Information and Condolences, visit TuckerQuinnFuneralChapel.com

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Vahey M. Pahigian, 95, of Providence, passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 17, 2013. He was the beloved husband of the late Elizabeth S. (Champlin) Pahigian, RN. Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, he was the son of the late Mihran and Haiganoush (Boyajian) Pahigian. He attended Lowell High, University of Rhode Island, and Tufts Medical School. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in the 3rd Army Medical Corps during World War-II as a field-hospital surgeon. Dr. Pahigian was the former Chief of General Surgery at Women & Infants Hospital and consulting surgeon at RI Hospital. He ran his own private-physician practice until retiring in early 2013. He is survived by his loving children; Beth Pahigian of Berlin, NH, and Craig Pahigian of Auburn, NH; and was the dear brother of the late Victoria Bagian. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Service on Monday, October 21st at 11 a.m. in Sts. Sahag & Mesrob Armenian Apostolic Church, Providence. Burial at Swan Point Cemetery in Providence will be private and visiting hours are respectfully omitted. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Sts. Sahag & Mesrob Church, 70 Jefferson St., Providence, RI 02908.

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HELEN J. (TALANIAN) KALOOSTIAN 6/7/1931 - 10/6/2013 82, of Redwood Drive, Cranston, passed away on Sunday, October 6th, 2013 surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved and devoted wife of 57 years to Peter L. Kaloostian. Helen was born in Dorchester, MA; a daughter of the late Setrack and Victoria (Kalunian) Talanian. She was the cherished mother of three daughters; Candace Kaloostian, Shelley Kaloostian-Conti and Ellen Kaloostian Ferrara, all of Cranston and was adored by four grandchildren, her "darlings," Taylor, Peter, Grace and Nicholas. Helen was the loving mother-in-law of Joseph Conti and Matthew Ferrara, and dear aunt of Karen Martin and Denise Boghigian. She was the beloved sister of the late Stella Talanian and Grace Nanian. Helen touched the lives of many, including special cousins and friends. She dedicated her life to caring for her family who were her pride and joy. She was treasured and will be deeply missed. Funeral from the NARDOLILLO FUNERAL HOME & Crematory, 1278 Park Ave., Cranston on Thursday at 11 a.m., followed by a Funeral Service in Sts. Sahag & Mesrob Armenian Apostolic Church, Providence at 12 noon. Burial will be at Swan Point Cemetery, Providence. VISITING HOURS are THURSDAY MORNING from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Sts. Sahag & Mesrob Church, 70 Jefferson St., Providence, RI 02908. Visit www.nardolillo.com for online condolences.

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MARY (NAHABEDIAN) MOORADIAN, 89, of Naples, FL, formerly of Quincy St., Providence, passed away on Sunday, August 11, 2013. She was the beloved wife of the late David Mooradian. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Sarkis and Vartig “Rose” (Mesrobian) Nahabedian. Mary was a secretary in the insurance industry for many years and later at Sts. Sahag & Mesrob Armenian Apostolic Church in Providence before retiring.She was the devoted mother of Rosanne E. Bowen of Naples, FL, Arthur H. Mooradian and his wife Sonja of New York City and Fort Myers, FL and David S. Mooradian and his wife Nancy of Lutz, FL; loving grandmother of Elizabeth A. Bowen and her husband Jonathan, Gregory S. Bowen, Serj Mooradian and his wife Tasha, Aram Mooradian and Nicole M. Mooradian; loving great-grandmother of Graham, twins Daphne and Lucy, and Maxwell; and dear sister of Nuvart Nahabedian and the late Gladys Shoemaker and Sahag Nahabedian. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Service on Monday, August 19th at 11 a.m. in Sts. Sahag & Mesrob Armenian Apostolic Church, Providence, followed by burial at North Burial Ground, Providence. Visiting hours are respectfully omitted. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Sts. Sahag & Mesrob Church, 70 Jefferson St., Providence, RI 02908. Visit www.nardolillo.com for online condolences.

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GEORGE R. GILBERT, JR. (80) of Marion Ave., Cranston, RI passed away on Thursday, August 8, 2013. He was the beloved husband of Emily (Mazgerdian) Gilbert, and devoted father of Eric R. Gilbert and Janice R. Rainho and her husband, Gus. Also survived by his brother, Robert A. Gilbert, his sister, Mary Lou Scott, granddaughter Taylor R. Rainho, and several nieces and nephews. He was the son of George R. and Eunice Ann (Maher) Gilbert. He was a member of Teamsters Local #251, BPOE Lodge in Warwick.

Relatives and friends are invited to calling hours at the Jones-Walton-Sheridan Funeral Home, 1895 Broad St., Cranston, RI on Sunday, August 11, 2013 from 5-7 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at Sts. Sahag & Mesrob Armenian Apostolic Church, 70 Jefferson St., Providence RI

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SUVAJIAN, Gregory, 85, of North Providence, passed away Thursday afternoon, June 20, 2013 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Carole A. (Robinson) Suvajian and the late Tina (Calvino) Suvajian. Born in Providence, a son of the late Harry and Angel (Kazanjian) Suvajian. He lived in Warwick prior to moving to North Providence. Mr. Suvajian was a civil servant employed at the US Naval Air Station Quonset Point for 27 years, retiring in 1972 and later worked at Elmwood Sensors retiring in 1994. He was a WW-II Army Veteran serving with the 82nd Airborne Division. Besides his wife, he leaves his children, Ann Marie Zabatta, Mark and Janeen Davis, Gregory and Christine Suvajian and Michele and Gary Pizzitola; five grandchildren, Austin, Allison, Bryce, Nichole and Amanda, a great granddaughter, Mariah and a brother, Herach Suvajian and his wife Eliza. He was the brother of the late Armand Suvajian. His funeral will be held Monday at 8:30 a.m. from the HENAULT-GALLOGLY Funeral Home, 5 Eddy St., West Warwick. A service will be celebrated at 10 a.m. in Sts. Sahag & Mesrob Armenian Apostolic Church, 70 Jefferson St., Providence. Interment will follow with military honors in RI Veterans Cemetery. Visiting hours Sunday 4-7 pm. In lieu of flowers contributions to Home & Hospice Care of RI, 1085, North Main St., Providence, RI 02904 in his memory would be appreciated. Information and condolences, please visit: www.henault-gallogly.com



MARIE E. (BAZOR) MANZO, 64, passed away on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at the Bannister House in Providence. Born in North Kingstown, RI, she was the daughter of the late John B. and Anna (Pakradounian) Bazor. Marie was the wife of Michael A. Manzo, Jr. and mother of Michael A. Manzo, III and Jason J. Manzo all of Cranston; sister of David W. Bazor of Warwick, Joan A. Rubinstein of Santa Barbara, CA, Linda J. Bundshuh of Palm Bay, FL, Judy G. Walsh of Warwick and the late John B. Bazor. She also leaves her friend Evo and other dear friends at the Bannister House in Providence. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Wednesday, June 19th at 11 a.m. in Sts. Sahag & Mesrob Armenian Apostolic Church, Providence. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Sts. Sahag & Mesrob Church, 70 Jefferson St., Providence, RI 02908.

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KHATCHATRIAN, MARI (MIKAELIAN), 69, of Cranston, passed away on Friday, May 31, 2013. She was the beloved wife of the late Minas Khatchatrian. Born in Beirut, Lebanon, she was the daughter of the late Sarkis and Gulizar Mikaelian. Mari was the founder and owner with her late husband of Maria's Pizza on Pontiac Ave. in Cranston for 30 years before retiring and was a member of Sts. Sahag & Mesrob Armenian Apostolic Church and its Women's Guild. She was the devoted mother of Alice Paloulian and her husband Philip of Cranston and Andranik Khatchatrian and his wife Jennifer of Chicago, IL; loving grandmother of two; and dear sister of Aeda Shamirian and her husband Paul of Cranston and the late Hagop Mikaelian. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Service on Wednesday, June 5th at 10 a.m. in Sts. Sahag & Mesrob Armenian Apostolic Church, Providence, followed by interment at North Burial Ground Cemetery, Providence. VISITING HOURS are Tuesday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the NARDOLILLO FUNERAL HOME & Crematory, 1278 Park Ave., Cranston. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Sts. Sahag & Mesrob Church, 70 Jefferson St., Providence, RI 02908. Visit www.nardolillo.com for online condolences.

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Julia (Tashjian) Martin - of Garwaine Dr., Lincoln, passed away on Thursday, May 23, 2013 at Miriam Hospital in Providence. Born in Worcester, MA, she was the daughter of the late John and Arshalous (Karian) Tashjian. Julia was a supply clerk for the U.S. Government at the V.A. Medical Center in Providence before retiring. She was the devoted mother of Cheryl D. DerHagopian and her husband Peter of Lincoln; loving grandmother of Natalie and Peter; dear sister of the late Harry Tashjian and Mary Avedisian; and loving aunt of several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Service on Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Sts. Sahag & Mesrob Armenian Apostolic Church, 70 Jefferson St., Providence, followed by interment at Swan Point Cemetery, Providence. Visiting hours are respectfully omitted.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Sts. Sahag & Mesrob Church, 70 Jefferson St., Providence, RI 02908. Julia (Tashjian) Martin in Lieu of Flowers Donations


Peter Jamgochian (PFD - Ret.)

84, of Greenwich Ave., Warwick, passed away on Saturday, March 30, 2013 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband for 55 years of Victoria “Vickie” (Kolligian) Jamgochian. Born in Providence, the son of the late Sarkis and Anna (Minassian) Jamgochian, he lived in Providence for 75 years before moving to Warwick.

Peter was a firefighter for the City of Providence for 31 years and retired in 1986 with the rank of captain. He was a U.S. Army veteran; a member of Sts. Sahag & Mesrob Armenian Apostolic Church and Chairman of the church Senior Citizens Group; and a member of The Providence Retired Police & Firefighters Association.

Besides his wife, he was the father of Peter Stuart Jamgochian and step-father of Gary R. Kolligian.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Service on Thursday at 11 a.m. in Sts. Sahag & Mesrob Armenian Apostolic Church, Providence, followed by interment at North Burial Ground Cemetery, Providence.

Visiting hours are respectfully omitted.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Sts. Sahag & Mesrob Church, 70 Jefferson St., Providence, RI 02908.

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MASTERSON, JOHN P., 85, of North Providence, died peacefully Friday, March 8, 2013, with his family by his side. He was the husband of the late Marion K. (Abrahamian) Masterson. Born and raised in the Smith Hill neighborhood of Providence, a son of the late Peter and Rose (Reynolds) Masterson, he lived in North Providence for over fifty years. He was also a summer resident of the Mount View neighborhood of North Kingstown for the past forty-six years. John was a toolmaker for Spiedel for twenty-eight years, retiring in 1993, and was a member and former treasurer of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Union, Local 129. He served his country proudly in the United States Coast Guard, stationed in Hawaii, during WW II, and later in the United States Navy, aboard the USS Wasp (CV-18) during the Korean War. He leaves two daughters, June A. Masterson and Marion D. Masterson-Tso and her husband Wayne; three loving grandchildren, Sarah E. Insana, John J. Insana and Grace A. Tso; two brothers, Peter Masterson and Thomas Masterson; and two sisters, Ann Holt and Patricia Kiernan. He was a brother of the late Hubert and James Masterson, Maureen Wolfer and Helena Potter. The funeral will be held Wednesday, at 8:45 am, from the Russell J. Boyle & Son Funeral Home, 331 Smith Street, Providence. Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am in Saint Patrick Church, 244 Smith Street, Providence. Burial, with military honors, will be in Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery, Exeter. Visiting hours Tuesday, 4 7 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to Saint Patrick Academy, 244 Smith Street, Providence, RI 02908 or Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517 Topeka, KS 66675 in his memory will be appreciated. For on-line condolences, visit Boyle and Sons Funeral Home

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Mr. Masterson, along with his late wife, Marion (Abrahamian) Masterson, was a member of the Senior Citizens group at Sts. Sahag & Mesrob Armenian Church for many years.



ANJOORIAN, SYLVIA M. (NAJARIAN), 90, of North Providence, passed away on Thursday, March 7, 2013 at Heritage Hills Nursing Centre in Smithfield. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Haigas O. and Marion H. (Najarian) Najarian. Mrs. Anjoorian was a real estate property manager. She was a member of Sts. Sahag & Mesrob Armenian Apostolic Church and its Women's Guild; and a past member of Metacomet Country Club. She was the mother of Paul V. Anjoorian of Palm Beach Gardens, FL and Patricia L. Bartlett and her husband Mark of North Easton, MA; loving grandmother of Mark Bartlett, Jr. and Dennis Bartlett; and sister of the late Paul H. Najarian. Her funeral will be private and visiting hours are respectfully omitted. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Sts. Sahag & Mesrob Church, 70 Jefferson St., Providence, RI 02908. Visit Nardolillo Funeral Home for online condolences.

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MANOOG VARTIAN, 85, of Douglas Pike, North Providence, passed away on Saturday, March 2, 2013 at Medical Center of McKinney in McKinney, TX. He was the beloved husband of the late Merry Hope (Zaroogian) Vartian. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Bogos Paul and Zarouhi (Chobanian) Vartian. Manoog was the owner of Vartian Oil Company in Providence and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He was Past Commander and life member of American Legion Post # 56; a member of DAV; Roger Williams Masonic Lodge #32; Armenian Masonic Degree Team; Knights of Vartan; and The Trowel Club.

He was the devoted father of David P. Vartian and his wife Kristen of McKinney, TX; loving grandfather of David P. Vartian, II and James “Jimmy” Vartian; uncle of Catherine Albanese of Cranston; and brother of the late Harry P. Vartian and Edward “Babe” Vartian.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Service on Saturday, March 9th at 10 a.m. in Sts. Sahag & Mesrob Armenian Apostolic Church, 70 Jefferson St., Providence, followed by interment with military honors at Swan Point Cemetery, Providence.

VISITING HOURS are Friday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the NARDOLILLO FUNERAL HOME & Crematory, 1278 Park Ave., Cranston.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Boston Children’s Hospital-Heart Center, 300 Longwood Ave., Boston, MA 02115.

AZARIAN, ALICE (GARABEDIAN)
December 23, 2012

AZARIAN, ALICE (GARABEDIAN) of North Providence, RI, and Delray Beach, FL passed away on Sunday, December 23, 2012 with her loving daughters by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Richard Azarian. Also preceding her in death were her parents, David Garabedian and Satenig (Kondian) Garabedian, her brother, Louis Garabedian, and her nephew, David Edward Garabedian. She is survived by her brother, Edward Garabedian, her daughter and son-in-law, Diane Azarian and Nicholas Colangelo, with whom she lived for the past 27 years, her son, Robert Azarian, and her youngest child, Deborah Azarian, her grandson, Alec Azarian and her great granddaughter, Kayla Azarian, and many loyal friends. Relatives and friends are invited to the funeral service on Friday, February 15, 2013, at 10:00 AM in Sts. Sahag and Mesrob Armenian Church, 70 Jefferson Street, Providence. Burial will be in the Rumford Cemetery, East Providence, followed by brunch at The Johnson & Wales Inn, 213 Taunton Avenue, Seekonk, MA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her honor to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, Grand Central Station, PO BOX 4777, New York, NY 10163-4777. For on-line condolences, visit Boyle and Son Funeral Home





Peter Klanian
10/24/1932 - 1/23/2013

80, of East Greenwich, passed away on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at Kent Hospital in Warwick. He was the beloved husband for 50 years of Lillian S. (Berberian) Klanian. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Hovaness and Haigouhi (Arboian) Klanian.

Mr. Klanian was a graduate of Hope High School and the University of RI where he was a member of Phi Mu Delta Fraternity. He graduated from Boston University Law School and was an underwriter in the insurance industry for many years. He served with the rank of 1stLt. in the U.S. Army during the Korean War; was a member of Sts. Sahag & Mesrob Armenian Apostolic Church; and a member of the Knights of Vartan.

Besides his wife, he was the devoted father of Michele A. Klanian of Chicago, IL, Laura M. Solis and her husband James of Westerly, RI, Peter J. Klanian and his wife Kirsten of Middletown, RI and Christine L. Geishecker and her husband Paul of Medfield, MA; loving grandfather of Lia, Ian and Livia Klanian and Hayden, Ethan and Nolan Geishecker; and dear uncle of many nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Arthur, George and Jack Klanian, Sarah Tcheurekdjian and Harriet Silva.

His funeral will be private and visiting hours are respectfully omitted.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Sts. Sahag & Mesrob Armenian Apostolic Church, 70 Jefferson St., Providence, RI 02908.

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Anna Bozigian
November 23, 1922 - January 21, 2013

Bozigian, Anna (Gavrillen) 90, of North Providence, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 21, 2013 at home, with her loving family by her side. She was the wife of George Bozigian. They were married for 63 years.

Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Olga (Mattison) Gavrillen.

Anna was the co-owner of the H.K. B Country Store, in North Providence, with her husband, since 1950. She also loved cooking and collecting country antiques.

Besides her husband, she leaves her two children, H. Kirk Bozigian, of North Providence, and Candace Ayvazyan, of Cranston, two sisters, Jen Potter and Sandra Johnson, both of Warwick; and her six beloved grandchildren, Courtney, Crystal, and Colton Bozigian, and Christopher, Joshua, and Ashley Ayvazyan.

A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 11:00 am, in Sts. Sahag & Mesrob Armenian Apostolic Church, 70 Jefferson Street, Providence, to which relatives and friends are invited. Burial will follow in North Burial Ground, Providence. Visiting Hours will be respectfully omitted. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in her memory can be made to: Sts. Sahag & Mesrob Armenian Apostolic Church, 70 Jefferson Street, Providence, RI 02908 or Home and Hospice Care of RI, 1085 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02904. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Russell J. Boyle & Son Funeral Home, Providence. For online condolences, please visit: Boyle and Son Funeral Home

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Irene H. (Melkonian) Zartarian
10/24/1932 - 1/23/2013

98, of Warwick, passed away peacefully on January 7, 2013. She was the beloved wife of the late George H. Zartarian.

Mrs. Zartarian was the daughter of George and Mary (Hagopian) Melkonian, the loving mother of three sons, David and his wife Janet of Narragansett, Alan and his wife Marilyn of Warwick, and Robert of Branford, CT, and the devoted grandmother of Lori and Brian Zartarian, Alison and Adrien Hebert, and great-grandmother of Julian Cepeda. She was predeceased by her loving siblings Albert Melkonian, Harold Melkonian, and Florence Hedison.

Irene was born in Rehoboth, MA in 1914. When she was very young, her family moved to Providence before they settled in the Shawomet section of Warwick where she grew up on the family farm. In 1931 she graduated from Warwick High School and worked as a switchboard operator at Warwick City Hall before her marriage in 1942. She and her husband lived in Warwick throughout their marriage, eventually settling in the Lakewood section where they raised their three sons. After her husband’s untimely death in 1965, Irene was devoted to commemorating his memory, and did so through charitable donations. She established a student scholarship in his name which is given annually by the Armenian Student’s Association, as well as a donation to St. Vartan Cathedral in New York City in his honor. As a widow, her devotion and life’s work concentrated on raising her three teenage sons. Though she dedicated many hours as a volunteer worker at The Ocean State Center for Independent Living in Warwick, as well as the Rhode Island Hospital Gift Shop, her primary life work was centered on caring for her family and ensuring that her sons were successful in their life endeavors.

She enjoyed traveling, especially her visit to Yerevan, Armenia, reading, knitting, hook-rugging, and playing cards and games of scrabble with her grandchildren, relatives and friends. She played pinochle for nearly seven decades with her dear friends, the “card group”. She liked cooking, gardening, and entertaining people in her home for special occasions. She was a very giving person and would get upset with herself if she forgot to send a birthday, anniversary, or get well card to the people in her life.

Irene was a life-long member of Sts. Sahag & Mesrob Armenian Apostolic Church of Providence and a sister in the Daughters of Vartan organization. In 1998, the Ladies Aid of the church honored her as “Mother of the Year”. She was immensely proud of her Armenian heritage and instilled her feelings to her children and grandchildren at every opportunity. Her love of the Armenian Church was a guiding force in her life and she was happiest when attending Divine Liturgies on Sunday mornings. She generously donated a digital music system to the church in honor of her late husband, and her heart filled with pride and love when she would hear the beautiful chimes ring out from the steeple on Sunday mornings.

Irene will be dearly missed by all.

Relatives and friends wishing to pay their respects may do so during calling hours from 4:00-8:00 PM on Friday January 11th at Nardolillo Funeral Home & Crematory, 1278 Park Ave., Cranston, RI. Funeral services will be held from Sts. Sahag & Mesrob Armenian Apostolic Church at 10:00 AM on Saturday, January 12th followed by interment at North Burial Ground Cemetery, Providence.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sts. Sahag & Mesrob Armenian Apostolic Church, 70 Jefferson Street, Providence, R.I. 02908.

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