MANCHESTER - Pauline "Polly" Hovsepian, 90, died Aug. 20, 2014, at her residence following a brief illness.She was born in Manchester on March 9, 1924, the daughter of Harry and Helen (Arslanian) Mamigonian. She spent most of her married life as a homemaker in Needham, Mass., with her beloved husband, Barkev, and returned to the city of her birth in 2001.Prior to her retirement she had worked for the U.S. Army Intelligence, secretary to the dean of Northeastern University, and the Needham Public School system.She was an accomplished artist, painting was her passion. She enjoyed writing poems for her friends and family, and reading them at get-togethers.Polly volunteered for various organizations while living in Massachusetts, such as Project Save, the Armenian Photograph Archives, Books for the Blind, and World War II Air Force reunions.She was predeceased by her husband Barkev Hovsepian who died Oct. 22, 1997.Pauline is survived by her son Mark A. Hovsepian and his wife Dawn Mazi-Hovsepian of Manchester; two sisters, Aurora Varjabedian of Connecticut, Pam Theodosopoulos and her husband James of Manchester, several nieces and nephews.She was also predeceased by a brother Carroll Mamigonian.
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SERVICES: Calling hours will be Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at the J.N. Boufford & Sons Funeral Home, 110 Bridge St. Manchester.A service of remembrance will be celebrated at 4:30 p.m. during calling hours.Burial will be in Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree, Mass.In lieu of flowers, please donate to Project Save. She loved and supported this organization for over 25 years, as editor and proofreader. Please make a donation in Polly's name to Project Save, Armenian Photograph Archives, P.O. Box 236, Watertown, MA 02471-0236.For more information and online guestbook please visit www.bouffordfuneralhome.com.
J.N. Boufford & Sons
110 Bridge Street
Manchester, NH 03101-1631
Published in Union Leader on Aug. 22, 2014