Carl Henry Shapazian

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Carl Henry Shapazian, 91
YARMOUTH - Carl Henry Shapazian, 91, of Yarmouth, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, at the Gosnell Memorial Hos-pice House in Scarborough, after several long illnesses. He was the wife of Christine (Rossetti) Shapazian.
He was born in Portland, on Sept. 5, 1926, the son of the late George and Mary (Azudian) Shapazian. He attended Portland schools and graduated from Gray's Business College.
Carl joined the U.S. Navy and served his country proudly until his honorable discharge.
He retired as a captain in the Portland Fire Department with 24 years of service, and then became the head of maintenance in the South Portland School Department until his retirement. He was also a member of the Italian Heritage Center.
He was a most beloved husband, dear Father, devoted Uncle and friend. He was a gentle, loving man who cared deeply about his family, many nieces and nephews and friends. He will be remembered fondly for his kindness, consideration, quick wit and sense of humor. He was also an avid gardener.
Besides his wife of 70 years, he is survived by a daughter, Maryanne Giggey, and her husband, Timothy, of Yarmouth. Carl was also the brother of the late Elizabeth Uphoff, Margaret Shapazian and Marilyn Thayer.
The family would like to thank the staff at VNA Home Health and Hospice and the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House for their tender and compassionate care. He passed with love, dignity and respect.
Services will be held at a later date. To sign Carl's guest book and leave memories and condolences for the family, please visit:

In lieu of flowers, donations in
his memory can be made to:
Gosnell Memorial Hospice House
11 Hunnewell Road
Scarborough, ME 04074, or
VNA Home Health and Hospice
50 Foden Road
South Portland, ME 04106

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Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Mar. 7, 2018
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