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TASHJIAN, Julia H.

Julia H. Tashjian, 74, of Windsor, beloved wife of 53 years of James S. "Jack" Tashjian, passed away suddenly on Thursday, (May 9, 2013). She was born June 8, 1938 in Pawtucket, RI to the late Harry and Eliza (Kaffeian) Zakarian. A Windsor resident since 1966, Julia began her political career in the Young Democrats, later serving on the Windsor Democratic Women's Club, the Democratic Town Committee of Windsor, and the Democratic State Central Committee. Julia Served as Secretary of the State of Connecticut from 1983-1991. During this time she served as president of the National Association of Secretary of States. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children, Sherri L. Vega of Windsor, James E. Tashjian and his wife Vicki of Marathon, FL, Lisa H. Papa of Bedford, NH, Charles H. Tashjian and his wife Laura of Newtown; her brothers, Albert Zakarian and his wife Barbara of Simsbury, Jacob Zakarian of Gloucester, MA; as well as seven grandchildren, Rosanne, Julie, Marissa, Nicholas, Jacob, Noah and Sarah, and many nieces and nephews.
A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, May 14, at 10:30 a.m. at St. George Armenian Church, 22 White St., Hartford. Burial will follow at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Windsor. Her family will receive friends on Monday, May 13, from 4-7:30 p.m. with a wake service starting at 7:30 p.m. at the Carmon Windsor Funeral Home, 807 Bloomfield Ave., Windsor. Donations in Julia's memory may be made to the St. George Armenian Church, 22 White St., Hartford CT 06114. For online condolences please visit www.carmonfuneralhome.com.




Published in The Hartford Courant on May 12, 2013
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