Shrewsbury – June C. (Michaelian) Jardarian, of Shrewsbury, entered into her eternal rest with peace, dignity, and grace, surrounded by her loving family, April 21, 2019. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 50 years, V. Michael Jardarian.
She is survived by her daughter, Beth-Ann Barsom and her husband Benjamin; her son, Bruce Jardarian and his wife Lori; a loving sister, Barbara and her husband Paul Davis; sisters-in-law MaryAnn Michaelian, Mitzi Jardarian and Ann Pahigian, as well as many nieces, nephews and extended family members, all of whom she held dear.
June was born in Worcester on June 21, 1936, to Andrew and Helen (Ogasian) Michaelian. She was a graduate of Commerce High School in Worcester and was a college graduate. She married her husband Michael on January 15, 1956, and then settled in Shrewsbury where they raised their family.
She was a member of the Armenian Church of the Martyrs where she sang in the choir and was a Parish Council member.
June was a cherished daughter, wife, sister, mother, aunt, Godmother and friend. Family and friends were the centers of her life. Blessed with the gift of making people feel at ease in her presence, June would welcome people from all walks of life into her heart and her home. She lived life to its fullest and shared her contagious spirit with everyone she met.
Always believing that many hands make light work, she was quick to offer help using her positive outlook and brilliant smile. As a long-time volunteer at the Shrewsbury Library, she maintained the historical scrapbook and was a member of the book club. Additionally, she spent many hours of her time assisting at the Shrewsbury Senior Center and local veteran’s organizations.
June’s infectious energy and enthusiasm served her well as a mentor to the youth of Shrewsbury High School where she worked as an Administrative Assistant. She helped shape and guide the lives of many young adults and is remembered with affection as someone who made a lasting difference.
Above all, June was a devoted mother and homemaker. Her primary focus in life was the welfare of her children and her family. She took special pride in the closeness they shared and the abundance of joy and happiness they brought her. She attended numerous social functions and family events where she would quickly light up a room with her presence. Her family recalls the love and laughter they shared with June at family reunions and weekend trips. June loved cooking, especially making meatballs with her husband, swimming and reading at the beach and playing Scrabble with her friends.
Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours Thursday, April 25 at the Chiampa Funeral Home ~ The Sumner House, 5 Church Road, On the Common, Shrewsbury Center, from 9-11 a.m. Her funeral service in the funeral home will follow at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in Hope Cemetery, Worcester.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Armenian Church of the Martyrs, 22 Ormand St., Worcester, MA 01609.