Arthur Lynn Markarian, age 74 of Shelton, the beloved husband of Julia (D’Andrea) Markarian of 55 years, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday August 20, 2013 surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Bridgeport on November 20, 1938, he was the son of the late Arthur and Bertha Markarian.

Artie attended Harding High School and went to work at Power Pak for several years. He operated D’Andrea’s Used Auto Parts and then went onto own A & F Auto in Bridgeport from 1990 to 2001.

Artie enjoyed going to the casino with his longtime friends. He also enjoyed working outside in his yard and helping out at his sons gas station in Shelton.

He will always be remembered as a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather who enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

Survivors include his loving children, Julia Markarian and companion Doug McEwen, Lynn Markarian and companion Dave Lesko, Maria Donnarummo and husband Francis, Arthur Markarian and wife Rose, Kim Stanziale and husband Don, Frank Markarian and fiancée Sabrina Vega, his cherished grandchildren, Stephanie Medeiros and fiancé Michael McAlister, Zach McEwen, David Markarian, Deanna Markarian and companion Andrew Pires, Brianna Donnarummo, Joseph and Kristin Markarian, Don and Dominique Stanziale, and Brittany Markarian, one great grandchild, McKenna Marie Pires, and one brother-in-law, Frank D’Andrea and wife Rita.

He was predeceased by a grandson, Stephen Joseph Medeiros.

Friends are invited to attend the funeral on Saturday, August 24, 2013 at 9:00 AM in the Parente-Lauro Funeral Home, 559 Washington Ave., Bridgeport. Services at 10:00 AM with the Rev. Lucille L. Fritz officiating. Interment in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Trumbull. Friends may call on Friday from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM in the Parente-Lauro Funeral Home.