Vartouhy Rose Vartanian

vartouhy vartanian

January 8, 1931 ~ August 28, 2023

Born in: Providence, Rhode Island
Resided in: Fairfax, Virginia

Vartouhy “Rose” Vartanian
January 8, 1931 – August 28, 2023

V. Rose Vartanian, loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away at Fairfax Hospital on August 28, 2023. She was born in Providence, Rhode Island on January 8, 1931 to Giragos and Margaret DerManuelian. She moved to Washington, D.C. when she married Dickran “Dick” Vartanian in 1949. Above all else, Rose adored her family, her Government career, worldly travels, and her faith and trust in God. Rose loved to tell stories about all of the interesting people she would meet during her travels, as well as her extraordinary shopping experiences. As a passionate negotiator, if there was bargaining involved, (especially for oriental rugs, jewelry, or household furnishings), Rose was in her glory. She leaves behind a legacy of love and faith, and a lifetime of cherished memories for all who were fortunate to know her.

Rose is preceded in death by her husband Dick, her siblings Violet Kallanian and Mesrob DerManuelian, her grandson Daniel Augustine, and daughter-in-law Sylvia Vartanian. She is survived by her sister Agnes (Shooshig) Aghjayan of Providence, RI; her children Robert Vartanian and Margaret Augustine (Stanley); grandchildren Alina Augustine, Mikel Vartanian (Kelsey), and Connor Vartanian; and great-grandchildren Jaxon and Aria Rose Vartanian.

The family wishes to thank all of Rose’s physicians, especially Dr. Stephen Rosenfeld, who took extraordinary care of her and Dick for many years.

Visitation will be held at Money and King Funeral Home, 171 W. Maple Ave., Vienna, VA on Monday, 4 September from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, and on Tuesday, 5 September from 10:00 AM until time of service at 11:00 AM in the Money and King chapel. Interment at Arlington National Cemetery Columbarium will take place at a future date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Soorp Khatch Armenian Apostolic Church, 4906 Flint Dr., Bethesda, MD 20816.


Visitation: September 4, 2023 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Money and King Funeral Home
171 W. Maple Ave.
Vienna, VA 22180


Visitation: September 5, 2023 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Money & King Funeral Home
171 W. Maple Ave.
Vienna, VA 22180


Service: September 5, 2023 11:00 am

Money & King Funeral Home
171 W. Maple Ave.
Vienna, VA 22180


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  1. Dear Mom,
    On Monday, our family lost the greatest and most precious gem – – a woman of value and virtue, an epitome of beauty and strength. To say how much you meant to me is an impossible task. You were one of the strongest, bravest, and kindest humans to grace this planet – – and I was so fortunate to be your daughter. You were everything to me, and then some – – being the best mother a person could ever ask for. Though you have left us, your impact on me, our family and so many others will never be forgotten.

    Mom, this says it best . . .”What we have once enjoyed deeply, we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.” – Helen Keller

    Thank you Mom, for everything. I will forever and always love you!


    God made a wonderful mother, A mother who never grows old;
    He made her smile of the sunshine. And he molded her heart of pure gold;
    In her eyes He placed bright shining stars, In her cheeks fair roses you see;
    God made a wonderful mother, And He gave that dear mother to me.

  2. Dear Mom,
    I’m sad that our physical time together as come to an end but our spiritual time will last forever or until I join you and Dad.
    I’m especially grateful I had the opportunity to express to you (the night we both couldn’t sleep) all that you’ve meant to me as my mother, advisor and mentor. You always had my “best interest at heart” which was your quote to me on many occasions.
    Even though I left home to go to college and then again to follow my carrier I never felt far from you. You were the “Rock” in our family and made sure we always had the best upbringing and life could offer.
    You were a very “Common Sense” mother growing up and well into my adult years. Everything I am and have become is because of you and of course Dad, but mostly you.
    As I’m writing you now my mind is rushing with memories of our 65 years together. I’m going to miss our conversations and getting your advise on what I should do and how I should do it.
    I tried my best to live up to your expectations and make you proud.
    You will alway be the most amazing and important person in my life, feeling so blessed to have had you as my mother.
    You will be in my thought everyday until we meet again in eternal life.

    May God Bless You and Welcome you into his arms.

    I Love You,

  3. Rose was a special person. She would call my office, just hearing her beautiful voice would make my day. She would talk about her husband and how much she missed him. They are together now. God Bless you Rose. I will miss you

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