John R. Garabedian, 62 of Westerly, RI died peacefully on July 2, 2018 at Kent County Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Linda F. (Brown) Garabedian.
Born in Providence, RI on October 6, 1955 he was the son of Jean (Baker) Garabedian of Cranston, RI and the late John Garabedian.
John was a Letter Carrier for the United States Postal Service for many years before retiring.
He an accomplished Karate Instructor and had received his Second Degree Black Belt. He also helped coach the Westerly Youth Basketball, St. Pius X. Basketball, Westerly Girls Youth Softball and the AAU Basketball.
He graduated from Cranston East Class of 1975 and played high school baseball and football. He also played in multiple Men’s Softball Leagues for the Town of Westerly and Warwick, and was an avid New York Yankee’s Fan and Pittsburg Steelers Fan. He also enjoyed Rock and Roll Music, fishing, his dogs and spending time with his loving family and friends.
Besides his devoted wife for over 35 years and his mother he will be sadly missed by his two daughters; Jennifer L. Garabedian (Ryan Roberts) of Westerly, RI, Kate M. Garabedian of Framingham, MA. He was the loving grandfather of Noah, Avery and Jacob Roberts all of Westerly, RI. He also leaves his two sisters; Joyce Bourque of North Kingstown, RI, Jean Oxley of Pascoag, RI, his brother Jeffrey Garabedian of Coventry, RI and his mother –in-law, Mary F. Armstrong of Westerly.
The Garabedian family will greet relatives and friends of Friday July 6, 2018 from 4-7 PM at the Buckler-Johnston Funeral Home, 121 Main St. Westerly, RI, A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday July 7, 2018 at 10:00 Am at St. Pius X. Church, 44 Elm St. Westerly, RI Burial will follow in St. Sebastian Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Stand Up for Animals, 33 Larry Hirsch Ln, Westerly, RI 02891