Archbishop Anoushavan, Prelate, and the Executive and Religious Councils were saddened to learn that Ms. Joyce Ellen Bagdasarian, 67, passed away on Thursday, August 26, 2021, in Providence. She was born in Providence, the daughter of Bagdasar and Grace (Sarkisian) Bagdasarian.
She was a home health care giver for many years. A member at Sts. Vartanantz Armenian Apostolic Church, she was President of the Ladies Guild of Sts. Vartanantz from 2004 to 2019 and was elected the Chairperson of the National Association of Ladies Guilds from 2016 to 2018, and thereafter served as Advisor.
She was sister of Dr. Barbara G. Brewer and her late husband Dr. Timothy Brewer (Tucson, Arizona), Nancy-Lee Chamberlain (Rhode Island), and Robert B. Bagdasarian and his wife Donna (Rhode Island); aunt of Danielle Bettencourt and her husband Josh and Adam Bagdasarian; and great-aunt of Joshua and Nicholas Bettencourt.
Her funeral service and burial were private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Sts. Vartanantz Church of Providence, Rhode Island. Archbishop Anoushavan and the Religious and Lay Councils extend their condolences to Ms. Bagdasarian’s family members and loved ones. May God illuminate his soul. Asdvatz hokeen lousavoreh