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2014



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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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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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.

Visit Nardolillo Funeral Home for online condolences

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