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Nahabedian, Elizabeth (Artinian)

Nahabedian, Elizabeth (Artinian)

Pittsford: Died peacefully on May 16, 2017. Born in Pawtucket, RI, Betty was a resident of Pittsford for the last 30 years. Beloved wife of Sarkis for 60 years; and mother of Paula (Karl) Essler. Predeceased by her father, Agisha and mother, Helen (Engustian) Artinian, survivors of the Armenian Genocide and brother, Edward Artinian. Betty leaves her sister, Julie (John) Cox along with their aunt, Irene (Engustian) Cloutier of Pawtucket, RI and brother-in-law, Ardashes Nahabedian. Also remembered by her nieces, Beth Bendschneider (Bill, Lorna and Hannah), Johanna Cox (Jim, Lenora) Leggatt (Ben, Ian); sister-in-law Patricia Artinian; cousins, Vartges and Dolores Engustian and Gloria Engustian; extended family, Leanore and Edward Jones; wonderful neighbors, Ellie LeChase and her son, James of Pittsford. Betty lived 48 years of her almost 80 years of life with Multiple Sclerosis. Her devoted husband was instrumental in her care and well- being. One of the many joys in her life was being a proud member of the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls in Rhode Island. Betty was also an ardent supporter of their daughter, Paula in her endeavors in music and dance. The family would like to thank the nurses and caregivers at Aaron Manor for their thoughtful care of Betty for the last year and a half and more recently the hospice team. These caregivers would tell us that she always had an opinion about sports and politics and was a very good listener. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
The family will receive friends, Friday May 19th, 4-6 PM at Richard H. Keenan Funeral Home, 7501 Pittsford Palmyra Road (Egypt location). There will be a Burial Service, Saturday May 20th, 11 AM at White Haven Memorial Park, Pittsford.