Margaret (Arzivian) Barbato, 84, of Niagara Falls, NY, passed away on Sunday, October 7, 2012 at Mt. St. Marys Hospital in Lewiston, NY. Born in Niagara Falls, NY, she was the daughter of the late Haig and Zarman (Kotchian) Arzivian.
Margaret was a lifelong resident of Niagara Falls, NY and attended local schools. On November 23, 1946, she married James P. Barbato at St. Mary of the Cataract Church in Niagara Falls, NY. Margaret was employed by the Carborundum Company in Niagara Falls. She was a longtime active member of St. Sarkis Armenian Church in Niagara Falls, where she also served as a member of their Ladies Guild and ACWOA, a Sunday school teacher and parish council member. Margaret enjoyed entertaining at her home, and looked forward each year to hosting her annual neighborhood Christmas party. Most of all, Margaret was devoted to her family and loved spending time with them.
In addition to her husband of sixty-six years, Mrs. Barbato is survived by her two daughters, Carol Kreps of Salisbury, NC, Deborah Barbato of Niagara Falls, NY and was predeceased by one son, Mark Russell Barbato. She is also survived by three grandchildren, Lisa Weaver, Annmarie Kreps, both of North Carolina and Mark James Barbato of Niagara Falls, NY; five great-grandchildren, Nicholas, Gregory, Courtney and Ben, all North Carolina and Ethan Michael Weaver of North Carolina; one niece, one nephew and several cousins. She was also predeceased by two great-grandchildren, Tony and Olivia Weaver; two brothers and one sister, Richard Arzivian, Shirley Schwab and Louis Arzivian.
Visitation was held on Wednesday at the M.J. COLUCCI & SON NIAGARA FUNERAL CHAPEL, 2730 Military Road, Niagara Falls, NY, where funeral services will begin on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12TH at 1:15 PM, followed by services at 2 PM in St. Sarkis Armenian Church, 300 Ninth Street, Niagara Falls, NY, with Rev. Fr. Serop Azarian officiating, assisted by Deacon Albert Amato. Interment in Oakwood Cemetery, Niagara Falls, NY. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to St. Sarkis Armenian Church, 300 Ninth Street, Niagara Falls, NY 14303 or to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105.
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