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Rose Arsenian Giragossian

October 15, 2006

Rose Arsenian Giragossian, 84

Flushing, NY- Rose Arsenian Giragossian, 84, formerly of Troy died Sunday, October 15, 2006 at New York Armenian Home in Flushing.

Born in Constantinople, she was the daughter of the late Mark and Elizabeth Arsenian and wife of the late Richard Giragossian.

She was raised in Athens, Greece and had resided in Troy since 1950. She was educated in Greece and later at night school in Troy.

Rose was the manager of Roxy Cleaners on 15th Street and later on State Street in Troy from 1952-92. The late John Scanlon called her "the Rose of State Street" and the late Judge Dan Farano said "She's always so cheerful and effervescent, when I leave (Roxy), I'm in a better mood." Rose brought her sweet personality and welcoming smile to everyone she came in contact with.

She was a long time member of the United Armenian Calvary Congregational Church in Troy where she was known for her 'fish' cookies. Rose was a CEO (Commission for Economic Opportunity) volunteer in the Activities Department at Heritage House in Troy and was a volunteer at Eddy Daybreak in Troy.

Survivors include her two daughters, Ida Giragossian of New York City and Diana Hellinger of Washington, DC and her son-in-law, Douglas Hellinger. She was predeceased by her two sisters, Mary Bartevian and Fortune Dermesropian.

The family would like to welcome all to a service of resurrection, reflection and sharing in the life of Rose on Saturday, October 28, 2006 at 2:00 pm at the Bryce Funeral Home Inc., 276 Pawling Avenue, Troy. Any and all are invited to offer anecdotes and stories.

Contributions may be made in memory of Rose Giragossian to the New York Armenian Home, 137-31 45th Avenue, Flushing, NY 11355 or the Alzheimer's Association Capital District Chapter 85 Watervliet Avenue Albany, NY 12206-2083.


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