JoAnne O. Barsumian

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BARSUMIAN JoAnne O. Barsumian, passed away on Friday, December 11, 2009 after a short illness. A graduate of Pratt Institute, JoAnne was well known for her wonderful watercolors of birds and flowers, She was a long time resident of Monroe, Orleans, Mass., and more recently of Apex, N.C. and Middletown R.I. JoAnne was the wife of the late Gary Barsumian also an artist and graduate of Pratt Institute. Born in 1928 in Pittsburgh, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Charles and Edwina Osborne. JoAnne leaves two children, Baird Barsumian of Harwich, Mass. and Lisa Barsumian of Paris, France, and a sister, Edwina McAninch and her husband, Edward of Camas, Wash.; a son-in-law, Tom Farrell of Paris, France; a daughter-in-law, Joann Barsumian of Rutland, Vt.; four grandchildren, James and Aiden Farrell of Paris, France and Rose and Aram Barsumian of Rutland, Vt. JoAnne will be dearly missed by her family and countless friends. Her warmth, humor and generosity of spirit endeared her to everyone she met. JoAnne's paintings have brought joy into many homes and lives and in this way she will forever be remembered. A Celebration of JoAnne's life will be held at Saint Matthew's Church, 87 Narragansett Avenue, Jamestown, RI, on Saturday, April 3, 2010 at 11 am. Memorial contributions in JoAnne's memory to the National Audubon Society, 225 Varick Street, 7th Floor, NY, NY 10014 would be greatly appreciated.

Published in Connecticut Post on Dec. 17, 2009
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