Miriam Boyajian: A Friend to All

Boyajian, Miriam (Nigohsian) 92, of South Natick, (formerly of Needham) passed away peacefully on March 13, 2019 enveloped by the love and devotion of her family. Miriam was the wife of Jack Boyajian for 63 full and loving years and the proud and devoted mother to her son Jack Jr. and his wife Jody, to her dear pre-deceased son Ronald and his wife Janet, and to her daughter Valerie (Boyajian) Camiel and her husband Charles. She loved each and every one of them with her heart and soul.

Miriam also leaves behind her large and adoring family. She was a grandmother to Nicholas, Talia, David, Shawna, Blair, Adam, Danielle and Ross. She was also blessed with four great grandchildren—Mia, Cohen, Oliver and Fay.

Miriam was the daughter of the late John and Catherine Nigohsian and was pre-deceased by her sister Marguerite Kurkjian and her husband John. Miriam was the sister to Charles Nigohsian and his wife Peggy; to Marlene Paul and her husband Ed, and an aunt to many.

Miriam’s greatest joy in life was to be surrounded by her family. Whether listening to updates about their lives or cooking their favorite Armenian foods, Miriam enjoyed the company of her loved ones as they did hers. Wherever Miriam went, she made friends. People were drawn to her ever present warm smile and her caring heart. Miriam put others before herself – friends, family and acquaintances. She was fun, silly and always upbeat and happy – never one to complain. Miriam will leave a hole in the hearts of everyone that knew her, but most of all her family. They will never be the same without her but will be eternally grateful for her love and devotion. As Miriam would say – “So long, see you in the funnies.”

Funeral service at Saint James Armenian Church, 465 Mount Auburn Street, Watertown on Tuesday, March 19 at 11:00 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. A visitation period will be held at the Aram Bedrosian Funeral Home, 558 Mount Auburn Street, Watertown on Tuesday morning from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m., immediately prior to the church services. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Saint James Armenian Church or to the Armenian Missionary Association of America (AMAA), 31 West Century Road, Paramus, N.J. 07652. Interment at Needham Cemetery, Needham, MA.

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  1. I’m very sorry to hear about the loss of Ms.Miriam. May the words found in God’s word give you some comfort and hope in this difficult time. (“And I have hope toward God, which hope these men also look forward to, that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous”-Acts 24:15) (“Your dead will live.My corpses will rise up.Awake and shout joyfully,You residents in the dust!For your dew is as the dew of the morning,And the earth will let those powerless in death come to life”-Isaiah 26:19)

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