Michael S. Majarian, 80, of Monkton, died peacefully at his home on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013. He was born in Colchester on Feb. 6, 1932, the son of Michael and Lena (Francis) Majarian. He was educated in Colchester schools and served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. On Aug. 27, 1955, he was married in Winooski to Barbara Baker. She predeceased him on Feb. 14, 2005. Mike had worked for many years and retired from the Lane Press.
He is survived by his four children, Barbara Swisher and husband, John, of Greencastle, Pa., Michael Majarian and companion, Tracy Giroux, of Milton, Ann Majarian of Monkton, and Donna Phinney and husband, Robert, of Alstead, N.H.; seven grandchildren; two great-grandsons; sister, Marguerite Majarian of Colchester; brother, Harry Majarian of South Burlington; also many nieces and nephews.
Besides his wife, he was predeceased by a son, George "Bub" Hall in 1989; and brother, Walter Brown in 1996. The family would like to send a heartfelt thanks to Kristen Salter for taking special care of their Dad for the past year. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, at 11 a.m. in Holy Family Roman Catholic Church in Essex Junction. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in East Monkton Cemetery. Visiting hours will be held on Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Ready Funeral & Cremation Service Mountainview Chapel, 68 Pinecrest Dr., Essex Junction. To send online condolences, please visit www.readyfuneral.com. Those who wish may make contributions in his memory to Addison County Home Health and Hospice, P.O. Box 754, Route 7, Middlebury, VT 05753.