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Rose Nevart Godoshian

June 17, 2023 June 26, 2015
Rose Nevart Godoshian
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Age 92. Nevart passed away peacefully on June 26, 2015 with her family by her side. Beloved wife of the late George Nishon Godoshian. Loving mother of Ron (Jacqueline) Godoshian, Nancy (late Pete) Paneretos, Marilyn (Peter) Sarkesian, John (Melanie) Godoshian and Dr. Charles (Dr. Patricia Camazzola) Godoshian. Cherished grandmother of fifteen and great-grandmother of two. Dear sister of the late Sevart (the late Steve) Karakashian and the late Charles (the late Annabell) Stamboulian and sister in law of Agnes (the late Jack) Hagopian, the late Mardiros (the late Keghetzeeg) Godoshian, the late Archolose (the late Theo) Otis and the late Dorothy Wray. Nevart will also be dearly missed by her many nieces, nephews and friends. Visitation Tuesday 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at St. Johns Armenian Church 22001 Northwestern Highway, Southfield with Dan Gark Prayers at 7:30 p.m. In state Wednesday from 10 a.m. until time of service 11:00 a.m. at church. Daughter's of Vartan Service Wednesday at 11:45 a.m. at church. Her earthly resting place is Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flower donations in Nevart's memory are to St. Johns Armenian Church or Daughters of Vartan Scholarship Fund. Nevart Rose Stamboulian was born June 17, 1923 to Mugrdich & Araxy (Manoukian) Stamboulian, immigrants from Kharpert, Armenia. She was the younger sister to Sevart and Charlie and they grew up on Grand Avenue & Normandy in Detroit and attended Longfellow Grade School and Central High School. During her high school days, her name caused some confusion and she was assigned to the boy's locker room. Soon after graduation, she changed her name to Rose Nevart. As a young woman, she worked at the Detroit Ordinance District's War Department and at the Water Board's Zoning Department. Her social life consisted of Armenian dances and gatherings with friends and extended family in Detroit, Cleveland, and Chicago. On New Year's Eve 1945, she went on a blind date with George Nishon Godoshian, a Pontiac boy. One month later they were engaged, and one month after that they were married, on March 3, 1946. Early in their marriage they lived in Grosse Pointe, Highland Park, and Detroit. �� Ronnie, their first born, arrived close to their second anniversary. In 1950, they bought their first home and went on to welcome Nancy, Marilyn, Johnnie and their "bonus package" Charlie into their family. In 1957, the family moved to Oak Park, residing 29 years while raising their children. Later, once empty-nesters, Rose & George moved to a West Bloomfield condominium. Even though her main focus was her family, throughout her marriage she was devoted to and worked alongside her husband, George, in the family dry cleaning business as a bookkeeper and seamstress. Rose also loved serving her community, whether it was her children's schools or the numerous church organizations she belonged to, including the Armenian American Veterans, Daughters of Vartan, Women's Guild, and St. John's first youth camp, which she helped establish and participated in by working in the kitchen and feeding the campers! Her greatest joys included entertaining family and friends, traveling, playing cards, bowling, watching her children's sporting events, and playing tavloo with her children and grandchildren. In the early years,family trips included trips to cottages in Port Huron, tents at Camp Dearborn, and hotels in New York and Niagara Falls. In later years, she traveled with friends to Aruba, Florida, Las Vegas, and on Mediterranean and Caribbean cruises. More recently, she loved her computer and spent long hour playing "backgammon" on-line, emailing friends, and checking the grandchildren's facebook pages for their latest pictures. Rose had a fun-loving nature and liked a party. Something that was "naturally" passed on to her children. She always found comfort in her children maintaining a close relationship with one another and their cousins, who fondly called her Auntie Nevo. Birthdays and holidays were always big celebrations enjoyed by all. Overall her children and grandchildren were her pride and joy. 5 children (&their spouses), 15 grandchildren(1 spouse & , 1 soon to be) and 2 great grandchildren. Job well done!


Wednesday, July 1, 2015

11:00 a.m.

St. Johns Armenian Church

22001 Northwestern Highway

Southfield, MI


Tuesday, June 30, 2015

6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

St. Johns Armenian Church

22001 Northwestern Highway

Southfield, MI

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