Helen M. (Garabedian) Mikitarian, 77, of Auburn, passed away Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Saint Vincent Hospital with her loving family at her side. She leaves her beloved husband of 58 years, George “Mickey” Mikitarian, Sr., and their four children; George Mikitarian, Jr., his wife Liz and their son, George “Mickey” Mikitarian, III all of Titusville, FL, Michael G. Mikitarian of Shrewsbury, MA, John Mikitarian and wife Celeste of Northborough, and their sons, Joseph, David and Benjamin, and daughter Irene M. Harris of Worcester, and her daughters Courtney Sage and Nicole Sage Carpenter. She also leaves a sister Mary (Maro) Dionisopoulos and husband Spiros of Lincoln, RI, two brothers Charles H. Garabedian and wife Sally of Smithfield, RI, and Aram Garabedian and wife Jane of Cranston, RI; a sister-in-law Rosemarie Mikitarian of Worcester; and several nephews and nieces.
Helen was born in Providence, RI on August 7, 1937, daughter of Harry “Harootun” and Irene (Aroosiag) Garabedian, and graduated from Hope High School in Providence, RI in 1955. She and George married in 1956 and they relocated to Worcester. Helen was a stay at home mom for 18 years before going out into the work world. She worked for Day Brothers Inc. and Day Truck Rental from 1974 to 1992. She then held various positions, including corporate controller, at Ragsdale Motor Group from 1992 to 2005.
Helen’s children and grandchildren were the greatest joys in her life. She was always so proud of their accomplishments and success. She gave and taught them unconditional love. Her favorite saying was, “what goes around, comes around”, which certainly proved so right for all the love, generosity, and care she received in return from all of them. She was truly a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend to all those who knew her.
The funeral will be held on Monday, October 20 from CALLAHAN~FAY & CASWELL FUNERAL HOME, 61 Myrtle Street, Worcester with a Service at 11:00 am in Armenian Church of Our Saviour, 87 Salisbury Street, Worcester. Burial will follow at Worcester County Memorial Park, Paxton. Visiting hours are Sunday, October 19 from 5-8 pm, with a Dungark Service at 7:00 pm at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Armenian Church of Our Saviour , 87 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA 01609.