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Rose Narzakian was all heart when it came to her church and the Armenian Relief Society.

Lowell ARS Loses Beloved 65-Year Member

LOWELL, Mass.—Few have given more of their lives to the Armenian Relief Society (ARS) than Rose Narzakian. Rose Narzakian was all heart when it came to her church and the Armenian Relief Society. Whether it was collecting food and supplies for relief victims, tending to a booth at the Lowell Folk [more...]

October 22, 2014 // 0 Comments

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Obituary: Osanna Y. (Torossian) Donoyan (1933-2014)

Osanna Donoyan, 81, of Dellwood Rd. in Cranston, R.I., passed away on Sun., Oct. 5, at Philip Hulitar Hospice Inpatient Center in Providence. She was the beloved wife of the late George Donoyan. Born in Syria, she was the daughter of the late Hagop and Anahid (Karamanougian) Torossian. Osanna was [more...]

October 8, 2014 // 0 Comments

Dr. Hrair Atikian (1940-2014)

Dr. Hrair Atikian (1940-2014)

Dr. Hrair Atikian, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle, passed away on Tues., Aug. 19 in Burbank, Calif., due to complications caused by cancer. He was 74. Hrair Atikian was a resident of Sherman Oaks for 46 years, and a prominent orthodontist in North Hollywood for more than [more...]

September 15, 2014 // 0 Comments

Lucy (Dulgarian) Dumanian

Lucy Dumanian: On Higher Ground

“Take my hand and lift me higher Be my love and my desire Hold me safe and honor bound Take my heart to higher ground.” … Barbra Streisand (“Higher Ground”) CHELMSFORD, Mass.—Lucy (Dulgarian) Dumanian lived a good life. She raised three wonderful children who clung to their Armenian [more...]

September 1, 2014 // 0 Comments

(Photo by Nanore Barsoumian/ The Armenian Weekly)

Lt. Col. David B. Davidian, Sr. (1925-2014)

Lt. Col. David B. Davidian, Sr., of West Yarmouth, Mass. passed peacefully on March 12, 2014 at the age of 89, at Mt. Auburn Hospital, with his family by his side. He was the beloved husband of the late Mary (Dolbashian) and Roxy (Shrestinian) Davidian. David was born the son of the late Bagdassar [more...]

August 14, 2014 // 0 Comments

Jasmine Chobanian

Jasmine Chobanian

Jasmine Chobanian of Natick, Mass., passed away on July 25, 2014, after a brief illness. She was the beloved wife of 59 years of Aram V. Chobanian, M.D., and the cherished mother of Karin Chobanian Torrice of Natick, Lisa Chobanian Ramboeck of Bronxville, N.Y., and Aram Chobanian, Jr., of [more...]

August 1, 2014 // 0 Comments

Albert Sarkissian

Obituary: Albert Sarkissian (1917-2014)

Albert Sarkissian Albert Sarkissian was born on Feb. 12, 1917, in an Armenian community that was then in Russian Ashkabad. Albert was the son of Shooshanik Hovsepian (born in Shushi) and Vaghinak Sarkissian (born in Tabriz). Albert and his sister, Seda, were orphaned at a young age. Although they [more...]

July 24, 2014 // 0 Comments

Albert S. Movsesian enjoyed being in the driver’s seat.

Albert S. Movsesian Personified Armenian spirit

HAVERHILL, Mass.—Albert (Shavarsh) Movsesian, a crusader for Armenian Genocide education and human rights, passed away on May 25 at Merrimack Valley Hospice House surrounded by his loving family. The day coincided with his late wife’s birthday and occurred on the eve of Memorial Day, which he [more...]

June 4, 2014 // 2 Comments

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Arthur A. Maranian (1928-2014)

Arthur A. Maranian, Sr. was born in May 1928 in Arlington, Mass., one of nine children of the late Aram and Alice Maranian. He attended schools in Arlington as well as in Boston at Don Bosco for printing. At the age of nine, he was already an entrepreneur. Following his discharge from the U.S. [more...]

May 30, 2014 // 1 Comment

Lucy Ishkanian

Lucy Ishkhanian Tankian (1934-2014)

Lucy Ishkanian Tankian passed away on April 20, 2014. An accomplished concert pianist, she was recognized internationally. Lucy generously gave her time and expertise to the artistic community through her support of the education and careers of young artists. In 1992, she founded the [more...]

May 14, 2014 // 1 Comment

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