George G. Garabedian, 53

George G. Garabedian, 53

MELROSE — George G. Garabedian, age 53, of Melrose, died unexpectedly on Friday, August 11, 2017. Born in Yonkers, N.Y., he was the son of the late Jirair “Jerry” and Elena (Kritopoulos) Garabedian. He was raised in Lynn, and had lived in Melrose for many years.

George had worked as a cook at Supreme Roast Beef in Danvers, Brothers Deli in Peabody and Danvers, as well as Mino’s Roast Beef in Lynn. He will be remembered as a loving and caring father who was extremely proud of his daughter, especially her Irish step dancing.

George is survived by his beloved daughter; Shona Paige Garabedian of Saugus, his wife Shivaun (O’Brien) Garabedian of Saugus; his siblings; Sofia Garabedian of Lynn, James Garabedian of Andover, Mabel Doxi Stefanidis and her husband Damien of Burlington, Andy Garabedian of Lynn, and Peter Akdeniz of Haverstraw, N.Y.; as well as his nieces and nephews; Eleni Garabedian and her fiancé Steve Koudanis, and Christos Garabedian, all of Wakefield, and Stathis Stefanidis, Demetrios Stefanidis, and Yiannis Stefanidis, all of Burlington.

Service information: His funeral will be held on Thursday at 9 a.m. from the SOLIMINE Funeral Home, 426 Broadway (Rt 129), Lynn, followed by a funeral service at 10 a.m. in St. George Greek Orthodox Church, Lynn. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours are Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Shona Paige’s college fund at Directions and guestbook at


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