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Anthony Karakeian, 55,

Anthony Karakeian, 55, from Bellingham, passed away, peacefully at home surrounded by his family and friends on Tuesday May 16, 2017.  Anthony also known as Tony or Skippy, was born September 8th, 1961 in Milford Hospital. He was a 1979 graduate of the Bellingham High School. He married Jill A. (Ridolfi) Karakeian on March 29, 1991 in Franklin Ma at the St. John’s Episcopal Church. After high school Anthony worked multiple jobs for a while before starting his own paving business, Bellingham Paving, which he owned for 10 years. Tony then became a foreman at the Bellingham Highway Department of Public Works for 22 years. Tony loved his motorcycle, going out with friends, playing golf, watching sports, and of course his family. He was always willing to lend a helping hand with nothing in return.

He is survived by his wife, Jill, son Kyle Karakeian, daughter Jillian Karakeian, sister Vivian Marcell and husband Paul of Millbury, brother David Karakeian and wife June of Bellingham, sister, Jeanne Maxwell of Bellingham, brother Mark Karakeian of Milford, brother Ronnie Karakeian of Mendon,  and many nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.

He was predeceased by his parents, Nishian and Elizabeth (Bedirian) Karakeian.

Family, Friends, and others whose lives Anthony touched are invited to his home, 705 Wrentham Rd. Bellingham MA 02019, on Saturday May 27, 2017, for a memorial service from 10 to 11 A.M, and a celebration of his life to follow until 5 P.M. Please no flowers,

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center, 20 Prospect St. Milford MA 01757 or to the Salmon VNA & Hospice 37 Birch St. Milford MA 01757

Guestbook

So sorry for your loss Jill. Our condolences from me and Cheryl. Anything we can help you with please let us know. Rindo + Cheryl
Rindo Barese


Dear Jill, Kyle & my Jillie Bug, Words cant describe how very sad we all are to hear the loss of Tony. He was a great man and a great husband and father. He will be deeply missed by so many. Our family has a lot of great memories that will be with us forever. We love you all with all of out hearts. Love you all, Jim, Joanne, Julianne, Jessica & Jim Kilduff
Joanne Kilduff


Jill, I never got to know Tony very well. But from our few get togethers and in speaking with you, there's no doubt that he was a great husband, father, and person. I'm so sorry for your loss and my condolences to your family.
Dave D'Amico


Jill, my heart goes out to you. I know well there are no words I can share to express the sympathy and sadness I feel for you at this time. I am here if you need any help at all, or if you need an understanding ear, a hug, or a shoulder to lean or cry on.
Fran Hutton Lee


Jill, from the beginning of us knowing each other, you have always glowed when you spoke of Tony, and your children, and although I only met him only once, he made an impression on me as a great husband and father. Your adventures together were so fun to hear about and may the many memories you made together lift you up during this sad time. Rest in Peace Tony.
Sarah Pawluczonek


Jill, my deepest condolences. Although I didn't know Tony for long, he left an indelible impression on me. I'm left with no other words
Jeff Roach


words cannot express the sadness you must be feeling so sorry for your loss shocking news. Ughhhhh
Robert Anzalone


Jill, Paul and I are so sorry for your loss. Keeping you, Kyle & Jillian in our thoughts and prayers. Our hope is that all the wonderful memories that were made will help you and the kids during this most difficult time.
Linda Tagliaferri


jill, keeping you , Kyle and Jillian in my thoughts and prayers. Tony will be missed greatly.
Ann Odabashian


There are no words to express the sadness we feel for you and your families. May Tony be at peace now. We will see you at the Memorial Service and to celebrate the life of such a wonderful man. He will be missed by so many.
Bob and Andrea Mac Neil


Dear Jill and family. Our condolences to you for your loss and that fond memories will help you at this difficult time.
Hopedale Board of Road Commissioners, Eli Potty, J


Dear Jill and family. Our condolences to you for your loss and that fond memories will help you at this difficult time.
Hopedale Board of Road Commissioners


I have known Tony for a long time -he was always a guy I was happy to see. I will miss him, his smile and his beard! One of a kind. I am so sorry for you and your children Jill.
Rich Teter


My thoughts and prayers are with all. Rest In Peace Tony.
Michael Haley


Jill, Kyle and Jillian, There is no understanding why these things have to happen to such good people. May your many wonderful memories sustain you now in these worst days of your life. Please know we are thinking of and praying for you.
Artie and Donna Johnson


Jill, Kyle and Jillian: So sorry for your loss. You and the Karakeian family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Dick and Linda Ranieri


We were very sorry to hear this sad news. We are thinking of you.
Rick and laura


My thoughts and prayers to you and your family Jill
Theresa C


Jill, you have no idea how much you impacted and changed his life. It warmed my heart the way he would look at you, and you at him whenever I saw you two. As a cousin, I couldn't ask for better . He always made time to be my big brother at family gatherings, genuinely concerned about what was going on in my life. As a team, you created your family, raised two beautiful children and he lives on in them...and in your hearts ๐Ÿ’•
Judi Semerjian


Jill, our deepest condolences to you and your family during this most difficult time. Tony was a good man and will be missed.
Bob & Kat Jankouski


Jill, Kyle, and Jllian, I am so very sorry! My thoughts and prayers are with you always. Love Christine (Christine's Dance Studio)
Christine Anderson


Tony will be impossible to ever forget...he gave us all so much to remember... friendship, generosity, joy, laughter, compassion and above all, his love and devotion for his family. My deepest sympathy
Diane Lucas-Souza


Jill and the Karakeian family. So sorry for your loss. I didn't really get to know Tony but what I knew he was a great guy. Your all in my thoughts and prayers... Doug Fleuette (Bellingham School Dept)
Doug Fleuette


I am so deeply sorry for your loss and sadness. I will be praying for peace for each of you.
Linda Mutz


Dear Jill, Kyle and Jillie, Words cannot express my sorrow for your family. Tony was INDEED one of the very rare men, who loved his family unconditionally as well as everyone he touched. He will be terribly missed by all who knew him. I will see all of you on the 27th with open arms and a shoulder if needed. If you need anything at all, please let me know. I will message you my tel# Lots of love and hugs for all of you
Kim Ford


Jill and family, my deepest condolences from Marc and myself. Tony will be greatly missed. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Lori Bibeault


My condolences to the entire Karakeian family.
~ Fahy Remillard


Jill Jillian and Kyle, I can't seem to find the words to express the sorrow I have for what you are all going thru. Tony was an awesome friend and I'm so fortunate to have many many years of memories with him that I can always look back on and smile at the fun times we had.
J Rowe


Jill, Jillian & Kyle my sincerest condolences. My thoughts & prayers are with you all during this very difficult time. Rest in Peace Tony
Liane Samarco


Dear Jill we are so sorry for your loss. My he rest in peace.
Dan and Alice Pultz


My condolences to the entire Karakeian family.
~ Fahy Remillard


jill Jillian and Kyle.. there are no words. Tony had touched so many lives .. a loving husband, caring father and sincere friend to many. All our hearts are broken. We are fortunate to have so many memories. Tony will always be with us.. we love you all.
Bruce and Linda


So sorry for your loss.. tony was a good man!! Thoughts and prayers to his family!
Fred ingersoll


So very sorry for your loss.
Cheryl (Prescott) Stanasek


Jill, May you & your Family along with the Karakeian Family find Peace in the tremendous Support & Love from all of your Friends & Family members. With my Deepest Sympathies
Diane Ryan (Landry)


My deepest sympathies to you and your family. May Tony Rest In Peace. Brenda Riendeau
Brenda Riendeau


Jill I can't say enough on how sad I feel for your loss of Tony. I enjoyed all the times I spent with him. Tony was a great guy and he will be sadly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you during these unimaginable times. I hope you and your children find the strength through family and friends during this time. Jeff Gagnon
Jeff Gagnon


So sorry to you, Jill, your children, and all whose lives were touched by Tony. ..so will be missed...
Chris Costello


So sorry for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and the family. Tony will be missed by many and we will always remember him and his kindness. May Tony Rest In Peace .
Neil and Christine McClafferty


Jill, my thoughts and prayers to your family. May you all find peace in this difficult time. Tony was a good friend. May he rest in peace
Linda Hourihan


Jill, Kyle & Jillian, What an amazing husband, father, friend Tony was to many. Always willing to help anyone with anything they may need. Sending thoughts and prayers to you all. If there is anything we can do please let us know.. My heart is broken for you and the kids but I'm hoping the wonderful memories you have created together bring peace to your heart. Love you xo Cheryl, Gary & the boys
Cheryl Boucher


I have crossed paths with Tony most of my life and he always left a good impression and made you remember him. If it wasn't high school, it was Alson Auto parts, if it wasn't there. It was in his parents back yard as the police shut down the party he was having, where my brother and I were the "LIVE" band. OR it was the good work he did with Tar and Sealant. OR tryng to keep everyone in Bellingham happy as foreman of the DPW.(Yes .... he was at my house a few times :-) ). Though we were not close, I think I have known him long enough to call him a friend. RIP Tony ... -My Condolences to his wife Jill and Family and Extended family-
Mike Bonnell


Jill I am so sorry for ur loss and for the kids sadness, i knoe he was ur best friend u cud just see it in your faces when u looked at each other. He will always be with u, u are a strong woman.
Stacey Dunn


Jill I am so sorry for your loss. Tony was a great man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Bob and Donna Dunn


My condolences to the entire Karakeian family.
~ Fahy Remillard


Jill, my heart goes out to you and your family. So very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers to you all. Tony will be missed greatly, a truly good friend.. Love you all!!
Bonnie langille


Jill, I am so very very sorry for your loss. My heart is with you, Jillian and Kyle. My memory of Tony will always be of a wonderfully kind and loving Man. Please know that you and the family our in my prayers and that I'm sending all of my love. Please know you can call me for anything you need and I'll be there..๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ
Sheila Kelley


Jill and Family, We didn't cross paths to much unless we were at Petes Bluebird. Tony was always kind to us as we said hello and talked a bit. So sorry for your loss and we hope you can find peace. God bless Joe and Dawn Salvas
Joe and Dawn Salvas


Tony was a great guy and my condolences to you and your family Jill. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family during this tragic time.
Holly(Melville)Tellier


I'm so sorry for your loss, Tony was a good man and would do for others at any time. He will be missed.
Tom patton


So sorry for your loss, Tony will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.
Thomas Clark


Jill, both aunt Irene and I really can't believe this happened and are so saddened for this loss that you,Jillian and Kyle are experiencing. Hopefully the recent heart wrenching experiences of the past months will soon be in the shadows of the great memories that span all of your wonderful years with Tony. You are all in our prayers as is Tony that he may Rest In Peace.
Aunt Irene & Uncle Mike


Jill so sorry to hear of Tony's passing . He was a great guy and will be sorely missed by all. warmest wishes for you and your family
Todd Patrick


Jill, So sorry for your loss you and your family are in my thought and prayers. Xoxoxo
Christina Lizotte


Jill, Kyle, and Jillian, I hope Tony is resting in the sweetest peace. He was an all around great guy who went above and beyond for our small town. Bellingham won't be the same with out him!. Hope you know how much he meant to so many. I remember we had just met him when we moved to Bellingham and something was wrong at the end of our driveway. He had a crew out there for days trying to fix whatever it was. At the end of it all for our trouble he widen are driveway and cut down a tree to do it. We were new homers and couldn't beileve someone would go so above and beyond. I'm sure Bellingham is filled with many stories about Tony just like this cause that's kind of person he was. Hope you all find peace with his passing. All Our Love, The McQuillan Family
Angela McQuillan


Jill, Kyle and Jillian- I continue to be at a complete loss for words. I'm so angry, I'm so sad, and I feel so damn lucky to have been friends with you all for all these years.. You've heard this already from many people but Tony was a truly wonderful and remarkable person. And so are the three of you. I hope you can find some comfort in knowing that you are surrounded by so many loving friends and family. XOXO
Don Coelho


Jill, Kyle and Jillian....there are no words to say that will ever ease your pain. Tony was amazing, may the amount of people whose life he touched warm your heart during this time. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Roo and Dani โ™กโ™กโ™ก
Mr and Mrs Rick Plante


words cannot express the sadness you must be feeling so sorry for your loss shocking news. Ughhhhh
Robert Anzalone


Jill, I'm so very sorry for your loss. My thought are with you and your family. I hope as time passes you are able to take comfort in the adventures you shared and the beautiful family you raised. Always know you will be forever surrounded by friends and family.
Shelly Grant


We went to high school with Tony and would see him from time to time around Bellingham. He had a genuine personality and we always enjoyed talking to him. So sorry for your loss.
Curt and Marie Chambers


Jill my thoughts and prayers we with you and your family during this time.
Michelle Brunelle


Tony will be missed by his neighbors. Bethany and CJ
Bethany crook


Deer Jill, I'm sorry for your loss. He will be missed by many. It was an honor to have met you and him. My brother and I spoke many times about what a great guy he was. The time she is hung out with you and him will be missed. My love and prayers for you and your family.
Bud Thomason


Jill, I am so sorry for your loss.
Theresa Tiernan


My deepest sympathy to you and your family.
Laurie ( Crozier ) Catlow


Jill, Kyle, Jillian and family. Words can not describe the Heart ache you're feeling. You all have an angel watching over you now. My sincere condolences for your loss!! May all you're happy memories make the hard times fade with time. Hugs and prayers to you and your family.โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ
Debbie Manning


We are thinking for you all and sending you strength and love. Tony was a great man, a great father and a great husband. Xoxo
Graham and Heather Trudeau


It's hard to find words. Tony was a good friend and a good family man. We haven't spent a lot of time together lately, but I know he would have done anything if I needed his help. That's the kind of friend he was to so many. We had so much fun playing Wallyball every week and going out afterwards. It was Tony, Scott Rhodes and I and we won most of the time. I feel so fortunate to have know him. Jill and the whole family are in my thoughts and prayers and that of my whole family. I think my driveway was one of the last he did before he started working for the town. He did a great job and helped me out. Too soon my friend...you will be missed and never forgotten. โค๏ธ๐Ÿ™
Stephen Morin


Jill, you have no idea how much you impacted and changed his life. It warmed my heart the way he would look at you, and you at him whenever I saw you two. As a cousin, I couldn't ask for better . He always made time to be my big brother at family gatherings, genuinely concerned about what was going on in my life. As a team, you created your family, raised two beautiful children and he lives on in them...and in your hearts ๐Ÿ’•
Judi Semerjian


Jill sympathy and prayers for you and yours
Dan ciraso


Our very deepest sympathy to you Jill and the entire Karakeian family. Tony was such a great guy and he will be missed by so many. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Dan and Sue Ranieri


Jill and family, my heart is broken over your loss. I've known Tony (Skip) since riding the school bus to grade school together. If he was ever your friend, he was a friend for life. Truly one of the good guys! So very sorry.
Bernie and Joanne


Jill, Kyle and Jillian, Tony was one of the good guys. As many have stated, the kind of guy that would drop what he was doing to help a friend. A great husband, father and friend. He will be sorely missed by all.
Brian Forestal & Kara Gilman


Sorry about your lost! Our thought and prayers are with you! Deepest Sympathy! Roger Gaboury.
roger gaboury


Words can not express my sorrow. Love you all
Missy John Anthony


Our hearts are broken and the sadness we feel is indescribable. Tony was a gentle giant and a remarkable man who's zest and love for life was immeasurable. I have been truly blessed to have known Tony for so long and to have had him in our lives. We all can only try and live our lives as full as Tony's. We will always remember all the good times and gatherings with him. We pray for Jill, Kyle & Jillian; for they were his rock. We love you.
Anna & David Drewniak, & Family


We are so sorry for your loss! We will treasure the memories we shared with your family, the kilduffs and all the kids during summer parties! Our condolences to you and your family, the Booth Family. ๐Ÿ˜˜
Jeannie Booth


Our deepest sympathy to you Jill, Kyle , and Jillian , Tony was a great friend and coworker . We spent many long days and nights at the highway department during storms . We will miss him . Our prayers and thoughts are with you .
Dan & Sue Carlisle


Jill, My deepest sympathies for for you and your family. Tony was a great man and you are and alway will be his queen. (Hugs) just know that he is with the angels and will always be with you. Sorry for your loss.
Sharon Vater


Jill and family, I am truly sorry for your loss. I will keep everyone in my prayers.
Kim Lavallee


Jill, As we all say words cannot express my sadness for your loss. Tony was an awesome man and I know he will be missed by many. I remember when you first met him, how excited you were and then you and he became a family. My heart aches for your loss.
Claire R. Farrell


Jill, Kyle & Jillian, you have our deepest sympathy. A lot of us have worked with Tony, we will miss his laughter and his great sense of humor. Tony will be missed greatly missed by all.
The Bellingham Police Association


Jill, I was saddened to hear of Tony's passing. I will treasure the memories of him during our time together at Bellingham High School, and the (too few) times we met again since then. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Bob Mallard


Jill, So sorry to hear about the passing of Tony. Your family will be in our prayers during this hard time. God be with you Tony!
Norman & Michele Decelles


So sorry for your loss
Bruce Prescott


I am so sorry for your loss Jill Kyle and Jillian . Tony was a wonderful person and will be missed by so many.
Valerie Oliver


Our heart goes out to your whole family. Toni will surely be missed our time together riding and having good times not only here but in Florida too will not be forgotten.Friendship goes a long way leaving footprints in the sand
John &a Karin van der Wal


So sorry..Tony was a great guy and s good friend for my brother
Cindy Crawford


Jill, Kyle & Jillian - I am so sorry for your loss. Tony was such a great guy and everyone has such great and beautiful memories that will be cherished. My heart goes out to you and your family. You are in my thoughts.
Melissa Forestal


To the Karakeian family, words cannot express how sorry we are for your loss. Tony was a great guy. May he Rest In Peace & may all of you find comfort & love though the memories you will all share. With our deepest sympathy, Mike & Beth Murphy
Beth and mike Murphy


Jill, Kyle, Jillian and the entire Karakeian family, Tony always made me smile when I saw him and even now when I think of him. I'm so glad we enjoyed a beautiful ride in the Cadillac last summer! Please accept my sincere condolences and find peace through this difficult time. "To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people...and the affection of children...to leave the world a better place...to know one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded." Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Sherry clement


Jill and family, I am deeply sorry for your loss. God Bless you during this difficult time. May you find strength and love with your family and friends.
Monica Niedzwiadek Leonetti


Jill and family Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Frank Nadeau & Family
Frank Nadeau


Jill, so sad to hear of your families' loss. You will all be in our thoughts and prayers.
David & Ann Ahnert, Audrey & Anthony Fenter


Tony had one of the BEST ZZTop Beards around. He will be missed by many who worked with him, golfed with him, drank at Petes Bluebird with him, and shared many laughs with him. You have your dignity back, Tony. I pray for your strength, Jill, in the days ahead.
Lori Fafard


Jill, Kyle and Jillian you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this hard time. All the memories you have had with Tony will always be remembered everyday. So sorry about Tony's loss. Always remember the good times you had have with him.
Vanessa Schwenker


Mark and Jill ,and the family , I am so so sorry for your loss of your husband, brother, father, and son . may he rest in peace Leslie Briggs
Leslie Briggs


Jill,Kyle, Jillian and Karakeian Family, I am so very sorry for your loss. There are no words. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Robin (Parker) Shufelt
Robin Shufelt


Jill, Our deepest condolences on your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Your friends at Mobile Excavating Corp.
Mobile Excavating Corp.


I have no words to express my sorrow. Tony was one of the nicest guys I've ever had the pleasure to know. The world will not be the same without him.
Uncle Laurent


Jill, I'm so sorry for your loss. Please take care.
David Cox


We are so sorry for your loss. Tony was such a caring person. He was there for our daughter after her 2001 spinal cord injury. He will be missed.
Mike Fay


I had the great fortune of working with Tony for nearly 20 years. He spoke so highly of and often about his family. He certainly loved his life with you and fought hard. Our love and prayers go out to you Jill and family. We will truly miss him. May he rest in peace.
Caroline H & Norfolk County Mosquito Control Crew


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