Arshag S. "Joe" Adajian


ADAJIAN, Arshag S. "Joe" Arshag S. "Joe" Adajian of Wethersfield, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday (November 13, 2005). He was the beloved husband of Elsie (Boyajian) Adajian for 47 years. Joe was born in Hartford on March 13, 1923, son of the late Joseph and Pearl Adajian. He was a graduate of Bulkeley High School, Class of 1941, and attended the University of Connecticut until he enlisted in the United States Coast Guard during World War II. Upon Discharge from the service he joined his family in operating the popular restaurant, Adajian's of Hartford until it was sold in 1986. He was a long-time member of First Church of Christ Congregational in Wethersfield where he served as a Deacon and in numerous other capacities. More recently he became a devoted member of the Asylum Hill Congregational Church in Hartford. He also was a 50-year member of the Masonic Hospitality Lodge #128, A.F. & A.M. Joe was always deeply dedicated to his family and is survived by his wife; a son Joseph Adajian and his wife Daria of Fairfield and a daughter, Catherine McCarthy and her husband Thomas of Mystic. He also leaves behind four grandchildren, Daniel, Cameron and Kyra Adajian and Claire McCarthy. He leaves two sisters, Regina Adajian of Wethersfield and Rosemary Zaleski of Clearwater Beach, FL, plus many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister Elizabeth and his brother Edward. A memorial service will be celebrated on Friday November 18, at 11 a.m. at the Asylum Hill Congregational Church, 814 Asylum Ave., Hartford, with the Rev. Gary L. Miller officiating. Burial will be private at the Village Cemetery in Wethersfield. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Dreams to Reality, Asylum Hill Congregational Church, 814 Asylum Ave., Hartford, CT 06105. Dillon-Baxter Funeral Home has care of the arrangements. To share a memory with the family, please visit www.dillonbaxter.com.

Funeral Home

Dillon-Baxter Funeral Home
1276 Berlin Turnpike  Wethersfield, CT 06109
(860) 956-1149

Published in The Hartford Courant on Nov. 15, 2005