Herbert S. “Pappy” Papazian


Herbert S. “Pappy” Papazian, of Guilford, formerly of Warwick, RI passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 in Connecticut Hospice. He was predeceased by the love of his life, his wife of 66 years Carmen Marie Veilleux Papazian.

Pappy was born in Providence, RI April 24, 1926, son of the late Sarkas and Patricia Turner Papazian. He was self employed and owned State House Shell in Providence and later worked as Maintenance Supervisor for the State of Rhode Island working at TF Greene Airport. Pappy was a jack of all trades and enjoyed racing stock cars in his younger years.

He is the father of Deborah J. Criscuolo, of North Branford, Sandra E. (Walter) Sadlier, of North Kingstown, RI and the late Lynne E. Brown formerly of Narragansett, RI. Father-in-law of Bruce Brown, and the late Michael A. Criscuolo Sr., and John F. Mongillo Jr. Brother of Patricia DeQuattro, and the late Arthur Papazian and David Papazian. Grandfather of Keith (Claudia) Garfield and Heather Garfield, Kerrin (Mike) Charpentier, Jason (Stacey) Sadlier and Amy Gieck and Robert Gieck. Also survived by seven great-grandchildren.

Visiting hours will be Sunday from 4-6 p.m. in the Iovanne Funeral Home Inc., 11 Wooster Place New Haven. A prayer service will be held at 5:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday in St Kevin’s Church 333 Sandy Lane Warwick, RI at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Quidnessett Memorial Cemetery. Share a memory and sign Pappy’s guest book online at www.iovanne.com


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