Rev. Thomas Garabedian

A memorial Mass for Very Rev. Thomas Garabedian, 44, will be celebrated Thursday, Nov. 9, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Ann’s Church, Flushing.

Auxiliary Bishop Raymond Chappetto will be the main celebrant.

Born in Lebanon, he was ordained a priest for the Armenian Catholic Church.

He lived at St. Ann’s Rectory from 2012 to 2014 and celebrated Mass for the Armenian community.

In September, 2014, he was assigned a new position at his diocesan chancery in Glendale, Calif.

He is survived by his parents Abraham and Adele.