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Obituaries

Obituaries

Elvira Casale Sharistanian 1916 - 2006

A Mass of Christian Burial for Elvira Casale Sharistanian, 89, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of the Rosary Church in Worcester, Mass. Burial will be in Worcester County Memorial Park in Paxton, Mass.Mrs. Sharistanian died Tuesday, March 21, 2006, at Brandon Woods Retirement Community in Lawrence.She was born June 4, 1916, in Watertown, Mass., the daughter of Rocco and Philomena Paluso Casale. She graduated from Commerce High School and Becker Junior College, both in Worcester. She lived in Worcester most of her life and moved to Lawrence in 1999.Mrs. Sharistanian was a retail manager and secretary in Horsching, Austria, Brunswick, Maine, Worcester and Holden, Mass. She was a member of Our Lady of the Rosary Church.She married Arthur J. Sharistanian. He died in 1991.Survivors include a daughter, Janet Sharistanian, Lawrence.Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at Mercadante Funeral Home in Worcester.The family suggests memorials to Brandon Woods Employee Recognition Fund, 1501 Inverness Drive, Lawrence 66047, Heart of America Hospice, 1311 Wakarusa Drive, Lawrence 66049, or the National Parkinson Disease Foundation, 1501 N.W. Ninth Ave., Bob Hope Road, Miami, FL 33136.