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Rose (Maroon) Yaghoobian

June 5, 2021


From Proverbs, we hear:

“Many women have done excellently,

but you surpass them all.”

Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain,

but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.

Give her of the fruit of her hands,

and let her works praise her in the gates.

Rose Yaghoobian was a devoted and diligent homemaker whose married life was dedicated to her husband and children, and their pursuit of the American dream. Working from home, she was an accomplished seamstress, with many relatives, friends, and clients who benefitted from her skill. She was proficient in Lebanese and Armenian cuisine, and was an especially good baker. Dinner was on the table every evening, and Sundays after Mass, our home was open to our entire extended family, especially during the years that her Mother and Father lived with us. She understood well the essential connection between our food and our culture, and was an expert practitioner of both.


She was a loving grandmother to our children, and warmly embraced even our four-legged family members.

But more than anything, she was a true embodiment of a Maronite servant. Our religion was a fundamental part of our upbringing, and her life in daily practice. She was recognized in many ways as a pillar of the community from the earliest days of the founding of St. George’s Maronite Church here in Rhode Island. She was a founding member of the Lebanese American Community Center, was active in the Holy Rosary Sodality, and played a leadership role in many St. Joseph hafli’s, as well as innumerable other church functions.

She passed peacefully at Riverview Health Care Community at the age of 96. She is survived by her children (Haig Yaghoobian and his wife Lorraine, Myra Fontaine and her husband Robert), four grandchildren (Andrew, Michelle, Haig and Talin), and two remaining siblings, James Maron and Joseph Wakim.

Owing to continuing COVID concerns and precautions, funeral services will be held in private for the immediate family. The Funeral Mass will be live-streamed on St. George’s Facebook page on Tuesday, June 8th, at 10am. Go to https://www.facebook.com/stgeorgemaronitecatholicchurchRI or connect via St. George’s website: www.stgeorgeri.com.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. George’s Maronite Church in her name.

We take comfort in knowing that Rose is now reunited with her beloved husband, Haig, the love of her life, and awaits us all in the fullness of time. Please share memories at WoodlawnGattone.com

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