Uxbridge--Marcelyn E. Karagosian, 81, died Thursday, February 15, at Brigham and Women's hospital, after a brief illness. She leaves her husband of 50 years, John H. Karagosian, two children; Lieutenant Colonel John Karagosian and his wife, Deborah of Evans, GA, and Elizabeth Karagosian, MD, of Nashua, NH; and three grandchildren; Kristen, Michelle and Thomas.
Mrs. Karagosian was born July 27, 1936 in Richmond, Vermont, the only child of William and Adeline (Bixby) Greene. She was raised in Portland, Maine, graduating from Deering High School in 1954. She continued her education at Boston University, where she earned both a BA and MA in Nursing. Prior to raising her family, she worked for the Town of Grafton as the nurse administrator, then returned to nursing after her children were grown, to work at the Milford/Whitinsville pMedical Center until she retired.
She enjoyed gardening and backyard bird watching; she kept a log of all the species to frequent her feeders. Mrs. Karagosian was a 30 year member of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution and was descended from many Patriots who served in the Revolutionary War. A Past Regent of the Capt. Job Knapp Chapter, East Douglas, she currently served as chapter chaplain. In NSDAR, she served as State Librarian, Vice Regent, and for 3 years as State Regent. After serving as State Regent, she was honored with the title of Honorary State Regent. She was a member of the Village Congregational Church for more than 45 years, where she served on many committees.
Calling Hours are Friday, February 23 from 5-7PM. Mrs. Karagosian's funeral will be Saturday, February 24, at 11AM at the Village Congregational Church, Whitinsville. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Village Congregational Church, PO Box 217, Whitinsville, MA 01588.