Moroukian, Sarah LATHAM Sarah Moorachian Moroukian, 85, died peacefully Saturday evening, November 17, 2012 at the Community Hospice at St. Mary's Hospital in Troy with her family at her side. Born in Providence, R.I. on October 11, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Nichon and Zartar Derderian Moora chian. Sarah was raised and educated in Providence and later married and moved to Watervliet. She has been a resident of Latham since 1956. She was employed as a secretary for the former Fitzgerald Brewery in Troy, then the New York State Professional Educational Testing and most recently she was employed for 15 years by the Regents College (now Excelsior College) in Albany before retiring in 2001. She was an active member of St. Peter Armenian Church in Watervliet where she was a member of the Mr. and Mrs. Club and the Women's Guild. She loved playing cards with her friends in the "Armenian Card Group" and the "American Card Group" in Sycaway as she lovingly called them. She also enjoyed knitting, crocheting and cross stitch. She was the beloved wife of the late Nichon Moroukian who died in 1998; loving mother of Nesha A. (David) Hodgkins of Clifton Park; adored grandmother of Rachel L. Hodgkins and Ashley R. Hodgkins of Clifton Park; dear sister of George (Margaret) Moorachian of North Providence, R.I. She is also survived by numerous in-laws, cousins, nieces and nephews. The funeral will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. from the Bowen & Parker Bros. Funeral Home, 97 Old Loudon Road, Latham and at 10:30 a.m. at St. Peter Armenian Church, Watervliet with Rev. Stepanos Doudoukjian officiating. Interment Albany Rural Cemetery, Menands. Relatives and friends are invited and may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 4-7 p.m. with the wake service at 6:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Peter Armenian Church, PO Box 196, Watervliet, NY 12189. Condolence book and directions at www.bowenandparkerbros.com
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Published in Albany Times Union from Nov. 19 to Nov. 20, 2012