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Rosalie Artin Torossian

March 14, 2027 September 9, 2015
Rosalie Artin Torossian
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Age 88. �� Rosalie was surrounded with love and comfort by her family as she took her last breath. She is survived by her beloved daughters, Linda Torossian (Jerry Penson), Elaine Torossian, Jules Torossian (Steve Marciniak), and cherished grandchildren, Kimberly Breitmeyer (Chris) Dana, Kyle and Lauren Penson, Emily Torossian, and Noah and Mariel Marciniak, and dearest great-grandchildren Katherine and Oliver Dana. Rosalie will also be missed by her brother Gary Ezmerlian, sister-in-law Marge O'Malley, niece Laura Graham and nephew Kevin O'Malley. She was preceded in death by the love of her life, her husband of 61 years, Edward Torossian, her beloved daughter Celia (Joe) Turner, her parents Sylvia Artin Ezmerlian and Dickran Artin, and her brother Charles Artin. She was an extraordinary wife, mother, grandmother and friend, and we all "loved her more". Born to Sylvia & Dick Artinian, Rosalie was the older sister to Charles, who passed away in 1975. As a first generation Armenian American, she was first named Khatoonig, later changed to Rosalie. She grew up on Ohio Avenue in Detroit, in an active Armenian home, surrounded by love, family, friends, and the daily scents of Armenian cooking and baking. Her grandparents, Marie & Mihran Yiranian lived with them. Rosalie began piano lessons at 8 years old, and continued to play throughout her life; music was a lifelong passion. Rosalie graduated from Cooley High School in Detroit and went on to attend the Detroit Commercial College for 2 years. In July of 1945, Rosalie met the love of her life, Lieutenant Edward K. Torossian. On May 9, 1947 they were married at St Johns Armenian Church in Detroit. Together they created and raised four wonderful (in Rosalie's words) daughters, Linda, Celia (who passed away in 2014), Elaine and Julie. She was so happy that they each became mothers, bringing her 6 grandchildren, Kim, Kyle, Lauren, Noah, Mariel, and Emily; and 2 great grandchildren, Kate and Oliver. Her family was everything to her, and she was the center, the rock and the heart of the family. Rosalie and Ed had a very robust social life, with many friends with whom they enjoyed cultural events, playing cards, traveling and sharing life's joys and sorrows. She and Ed loved to dance, and work in their yard and garden together, which Rosalie continued to do until 2 weeks before her death. Her daughters describe their mother as having loved them all unconditionally, without judgment. She gave of herself consistently, without expectation. She was strong, heartfelt, compassionate and fun. She was their confidant, caretaker and friend. Her husband Ed passed away in 2008, and they are now dancing together, into eternity. Her legacy will live on through her children and grandchildren. She "loved them more." Visitation will be at 10:30 am on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 @ St. Johns Armenian Church, 22001 Northwestern Highway, Southfield, Michigan, 48075 followed by the funeral at 11:30 am. Daughters of Vartan Service to follow the Funeral Service at 12:30 p.m. Earthly Resting Place will be at Pine Lake Cemetery. Donations in Rosalie's memory can be made to Michigan Humane Society or Daughters of Vartan Scholarship Fund.��


Tuesday, September 15, 2015 11:30 a.m.��

St. John's Armenian Church 22001 Northwestern Highway Southfield, MI ��48075��


22001 Northwestern Highway Southfield, MI ��48075��

St. John's Armenian Church

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