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Areka (Janikian) Der Kazarian Obituary
Der Kazarian, Areka (Janikian)
Of Watertown, survivor of the Armenian Genocide, passed away on May 18, 2013 at the age of 101. Beloved wife of the late Harry Der Kazarian. Devoted mother of Dr. Alan K. Der Kazarian and his wife Isabelle of Belmont, Gregory Der Kazarian of Arlington and Edward Der Kazarian of Watertown. Loving grandmother of Alan H. Der Kazarian and his wife Kathy of Belmont, Susan Der Kazarian and her husband Michael Malone of Westchester county, NY and Dr. Mark Der Kazarian and his wife Jennifer of Carlisle. Great-grandmother of Claire, Charles, Kaitlyn Der Kazarian and Gavin and Charlotte Malone. Dear sister of Charles Janikian of Maynard and the late Artin, Gorun and Aram Janikian. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Born to Armenian parents in Marash, Turkey (Historic Armenia), she spent her childhood traversing the Middle East as a result of the Genocide, including living in Lebanon, Syria, Jerusalem and Egypt before settling in Marseilles, France at the age of 10. She moved with her family to Watertown in 1924 where she lived for 90 years. Services at St. James Armenian Church, 465 Mt. Auburn St., Watertown on Friday, May 24 at 11:00 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours at the Giragosian Funeral Home, 576 Mt. Auburn St. (Rt. 16), WATERTOWN on Thursday 5-8 p.m. Interment Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge. Expressions of sympathy may be made in her memory to St. James Armenian Church or the Armenia Fund USA, Inc., 80 Maiden Lane, Suite 2205, NY, NY 10038. For directions, guestbook and to light a candle in her memory, visit www.
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Published in The Boston Globe on May 21, 2013
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