In Memoriam: Carol Norigian
It is with great sadness that we inform you that Carol Norigian of Boynton Beach, Florida, formerly of Cranston, RI, died unexpectedly on Saturday, October 29, 2016. Carol was born December 16, 1942 in Providence, RI, the youngest child of the late Bedros Peter Norigian and Satenig (Proodian) Norigian.
Carol is survived by her siblings, Marion Der Vartanian, Gerald G. Norigian (Lillian) and Zaven Richard Norigian (Rose), and was the sister of the late Deacon A. Edward Norigian. She was also the sister-in-law of Dolores Norigian and the late Harry C. Der Vartanian. Carol was the cherished aunt of Chris Der Vartanian, Lisa Lombardo (Anthony), Sharon D’Antuono (Robert), Tania Alexander (Gary), Zaven Norigian (Shawn), and Gregory Norigian. She was the Godmother of Patricia Rendine (Paul) and Peter Babigian (Nadya).She had several grandnieces/nephews including Alexandra Lombardo, Matthew, Michael and Amara D’Antuono, and Luke and David Alexander.
Carol was sincerely devoted to the Armenian Church and several Armenian organizations. She was a member of St. David Armenian Church in Boca Raton, Florida, and Sts. Sahag & Mesrob Armenian Apostolic Church in Providence, RI. She played significant roles in related organizations of each Church, namely the Parish Council and Womens’ Guild, and, additionally, was a Diocesan Delegate representative. Carol also had several leadership positions in organizations such as the Armenian Church Youth Organization of America, Armenian Assembly of America, Armenian General Benevolent Union, and the Armenian Students’ Association which has been vital in awarding hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships to students of Armenian descent without political bias.
Most importantly, Carol would light up a room wherever she went. She was truly loved by all who knew her and she will be dearly missed.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral service on Thursday, November 3rd at 10:00 a.m. in Sts. Sahag & Mesrob Armenian Apostolic Church, 70 Jefferson Street, Providence, RI, 02908, followed by burial at Swan Point Cemetery, Providence. VISITING HOURS will be held on Wednesday, November 2nd from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the NARDOLILLO FUNERAL HOME & Crematory 1278 Park Avenue, Cranston, RI. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Sts. Sahag & Mesrob Armenian Apostolic Church at the address above, or St. David Armenian Church at 2300 Yamato Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431.