Joanne M. Markarian

Date of Passing:

January 8, 2019

Markarian, Joanne M., 54, of Oak Ave, Riverside, died peacefully on January 8, 2019.

A lifelong resident of Riverside, she was the loving daughter of Louis A. Chianese and Joan E. (Brandt) Chianese of Riverside.

Mrs. Markarian was an aid for the Fogarty Center Group Home for 15 years until 2009.

Joanne enjoyed camping.

Besides her parents, she is survived by a daughter, Kristen Markarian of Bristol; a son, Kyle Markarian of Riverside; two brothers, Robert Chianese of Warwick and John Chianese of Riverside; a sister, Linda Chianese of Bristol; two grandchildren, Alexia and Jordyn and several nieces and nephews.

Her funeral will be held on Thursday January 17, 2019 from the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 8:00 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Brendan Church, Turner Avenue, Riverside at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Forest Chapel Cemetery, Nayatt Road, Barrington. Calling hours are Thursday morning 8-9 a.m.

Online Condolences


  1. Happy Birthday, Mom!! ❤️? I love and miss you so much.

  2. Dear Kristen, your Mom will always be in your heart. Never forget all of the good times. We both know how special your mom was. I could not attend because I have Bronchitis. Take care, xoxo. Maybe I can come to Wood St. When I am feeling better.

  3. Maimoni and Dave here kyke we are so very sorry for your loss…may you find comfort in friends and family during this sad time ??

  4. My heart goes out to you, Kyle. Your mama was such a sweetheart, sending all my love.

  5. My deepest sympathies I havent seen Joanne since 6th grade. Joanne was a wonderful memory wish we could have reconnected….?????

  6. So sorry for the loss of Joanne our condolences goes out to the whole family .
    From our whole family
    Joyce,John & Jason

  7. My condolences to the family for your loss of Ms. Markarian. May God strengthen and comfort you with his promise of the resurrection. Acts 24:15

  8. I am so sorry to hear about your family loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time.

  9. My condolences to the entire Chianese family. My heart aches for you at his time. Joann was a beautiful person and she will truly be missed.

  10. Our Deepest Sympathy goes out to the entire Chianese Family.

  11. Dear Linda and family,We are so sorry for the loss of your sister. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this most difficult time. Hold your memories close to your heart to help you make it through these difficult days may God give you strength.

  12. Dear Linda, Nicole, John and family,
    My deepest sympathy to all of you. The loss of a loved one is so difficult. May the love of God, along with family and friends, help you through this very sad time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.??

  13. Deepest sympathy to the family

  14. So sorry for the loss of Joanne a childhood friend Cris Freeman(Ashe)

  15. So sorry for the loss of your loved one. It is never easy to lose a loved one but the Bible has promised we will see our loved ones again. God has the desire to fulfill the promise of a resurrection. He has a “yearning” to restore life to the people who have died. (Job 14:14, 15) For more information and comfort from God’s word, please visit our website at

  16. Richard, I never had the pleasure of meeting Joanne but my prayers are for your peace during this time of loss. God bless.

  17. kyle kris and my peaches and to all the chianese family my deepest prayers for you at this sad time. joanne will always will be always be in our heart

  18. My most sincere condolences.

  19. Oh my heart breaks.. so sorry to hear of Joanne’s passing, I just saw her a month ago we were laughing and reminiscing of old times, that girl put up one heck of a fight!! She will always be my forever JC.. my heart is heavy and my heart goes out to her family. I truly will miss her.

  20. I’m so sorry to hear about Joanne. My heart breaks for all of you. Prayering for all of you during this very difficult time.

  21. Linda & Nicole we are so very sorry for the loss of your sister and aunt. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  22. My condolences to you all. Joanne was my best friend growing up. We had so many good times. She will be missed. Prayers sent?

  23. Kristen, I’m so sorry fo the loss of your Mom. My deepest sympathies to you, your daughters, family and friends during these difficult times. Rest in Peace Joanne and Soar with the Angels???

  24. I am so sorry to hear of her passing. My heartfelt condolences to the Chianese and Markarian families. Joanne will be soarly missed. Her smile was contagious and her laughter was infectious. May she rest in beautiful paradise with Biddy and company. [hugs]

  25. So sorry for your loss she was a wonderful person. I have fond memories of her she will be deeply missed.

  26. My heart goes out to her family I have great memories of my friend she will be deeply

  27. Our deepest condolences to the Chinese family, Joanne was a sweet kind person who will be greatly missed.

  28. So sorry to hear this. Our thought are with you all. ❤️

  29. Deepest sympathy to the family. She was such a sweet person and will be missed. No more pain and suffering.

  30. Sharing in your sorrow with love and friendship. In these moments of loss, words are useless. God rest her soul in peace and the angel to always be there with you!

  31. kyle and kris and my peaches and too all the Chianese family my deepest prayers to you all on joanne passing. she was a wonderful person and she will always be in our hearts

    Uncle Billy

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