It is with great sadness that I write that our beloved mother, Rosine H. Magarian passed on January 29, 2021 at the age of 91. She was married to the late Michael R. Magarian for 41 years before his passing in 1988.
Born in Aleppo, Syria on May 7, 1929 she was the daughter of the late Minas and Haigouhe Javardian. At the age of three Rosine and her family moved to Beirut, Lebanon where she lived until the age of 18. It was at this time that Rosine emigrated alone from Beirut to New Britain, Connecticut , where it was arranged for her to meet her future husband and to eventually bring her five siblings to the United States. Years later Rosine and Michael moved to Newington, Connecticut where they raised three children, Michael, Jeffrey and Christine.
Fluent in five languages, Armenian, English, Turkish, French and Arabic Rosine’s greatest love and pleasure was being a mother and grandmother to her children and her grandson, Jeffrey.