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Joan Zarifian
Joan (Rafalowicz) Zarifian, 82, formerly of Trumbull and Monroe, CT, passed away peacefully on March 6, 2018, in Hobe Sound, FL. Born in Bridgeport, CT on January 7, 1936, to the late Anthony and Sophie Rafalowicz, Joan was the beloved wife of 47 years to the late George Zarifian (2008). Joan is survived by her five children, Sharon Kitchener and her husband Roy, Debbie Zarifian, Jackie McAdams and her husband James, George A. Zarifian and his wife MaryBeth, and Diana Duda and her husband Bob. Joan also leaves behind nine grandchildren, her brother Raymond Rafalowicz, her sister Adele Hansen, and several nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Jude's Church in Monroe on Friday, April 13, 2018, at 11 a.m. followed by the burial at St. John's Cemetery in Monroe. In abiding with Joan's wishes, calling hours have been omitted. The Commerce Hill Funeral Home, 4798 Main St. Bridgeport has been entrusted with the services. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the , P.O. Box 96011, Washington, D.C. 20090-6011, alz.org or to Treasure Cove Hospice Foundation, treasurehealth.org. For online condolences, to light a virtual candle and make a donation visit us at commercehillfh.com


Published in Connecticut Post from Apr. 11 to Apr. 12, 2018
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