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Died: Thu., Jul. 2, 2015

Graveside Service

11:00 AM Fri., Jul. 10, 2015
Location: East Side Cemetery

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Pauline Manookian Karakoosh, 86, of Woodbridge entered into rest on July 2, 2015. She was the wife of the late Robert Karakoosh. Born in New Haven Oct. 29, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Doudou Kuljian Manookian. She attended New Haven schools and studied nursing at Mt. Sinai Medical School in New York. She worked at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York, Southern CT. State University and Yale New Haven Hospital. She became a nurse practitioner, obtaining her degree from UCONN. She served as a school nurse at Amity-Bethany campus and later at Amity High School Woodbridge campus, retiring in 1997. She enjoyed traveling, loved completing crossword puzzles, and was thrilled to meet the famous guru of crosswords, Will Shortz. Armenian culture, medical progress, movies, dining and shopping were among her passions .She is survived by her precious poodle, Janum; her devoted adopted family, Joyce and Robert Garofalo of Woodbridge, Adrienne Garofalo of New York City, Rob Garofalo of Woodbridge, and Lesley, Donald, Maya & Jeffrey Gibbs of Pomfret; her special friends Lynn & Bruce Simons of Orange as well as a host of long time friends and acquaintances. Many thanks to her doctors, including the doctors and nurses at Yale New Haven Hospital St. Raphael Campus for their care and concern during her brief illness. Friends are invited to attend a graveside service in East Side Cemetery, 157 South Pease Road, Woodbridge Friday at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Pauline Manookian Karakoosh Charitable Fund, c/o Dan Smith; Wells Fargo Bank, 260 Amity Road, Woodbridge, CT 06525

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Karen Brimberg
   Posted Wed July 08, 2015
I was so sad to read this obituary. I remember Pauline fondly, and her late husband Bob. I met Pauline many times over the years with her step-daughter, Roberta (Karakoosh) Havlick. How Pauline loved to meet with Roberta and be her "personal shopper, have luch, and talk about Bob and how much he was missed by all. They enjoyed traveling together over the years. such a loss for so many, especially Bob's children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Rest in peace.

Lisa Guerrieri
   Posted Sat July 11, 2015
I am sad to hear of Mrs Karakoosh's passing. I was a student at Amity Junior High in Bethany and Amity High School in Woodbridge in the 70s. I remember Miss Manookian as our school nurse who I visited from time to time. I remember her kindness and compassion. She had a beautiful smile. I am now a Registered Nurse for 35 years as well. I am sure she will be deeply missed. With Sympathy and admiration, Lisa Guerrieri

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