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Mary Nahabedian Allukian
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Birth: Feb. 12, 1909, Armenia
Death: Jan. 3, 2008
Newton
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA

Mary (Nahabedian) Allukian
Of Newton January 3, 2008. Beloved wife of the late Myron Allukian. Devoted mother of Doris Maranjian of S. Dennis and Dr. Myron Allukian, Jr. of Boston. Loving grandmother of Myron III, Kristin, Alison, Jason, Alexandra and Nathan Allukian. Dear sister of Theodore (Toros) Nahabedian of NH and the late Ethel Roubian, Sarkis Nahabedian and Lydia (Bakerjian) Sulahian. Services at the Armenian Memorial Church, 32 Bigelow Ave., Watertown, on Saturday, January 5 at 10:30 AM. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours in the Mt. Auburn Chapel of the Giragosian Funeral Home, 576 Mt. Auburn St., (Rt. 16) WATERTOWN on Friday 6-8 PM. Interment Newton Cemetery, Newton. Expressions of sympathy may be made in her memory to the Armenian Memorial Church. For directions, guest book, and to light a candle in her memory, please visit www. giragosianfuneralhome.com. Giragosian Funeral Home 617-924-0606

Published in the Boston Globe on 1/4/2008.
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Information from Juanda:


February 12, 1909 - January 3, 2008
ALLUKIAN, Mary (Nahabedian) of Newton January 3, 2008. Beloved wife of the late Myron Allukian. Devoted mother of Doris Maranjian of S. Dennis and Dr. Myron Allukian, Jr. of Boston. Loving grandmother of Myron III, Kristin, Alison, Jason, Alexandra and Nathan Allukian. Dear sister of Theodore (Toros) Nahabedian of NH and the late Ethel Roubian, Sarkis Nahabedian and Lydia (Bakerjian) Sulahian. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Services at the Armenian Memorial Church, 32 Bigelow Ave., Watertown, on Saturday, January 5 at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours in the Mt. Auburn Chapel of the Giragosian Funeral Home, 576 Mt. Auburn St., (Rt. 16) Watertown on Friday 6-8 p.m. Interment Newton Cemetery, Newton. Expressions of sympathy may be made in her memory to the Armenian Memorial Church.
Mary (Nahabedian) Allukian, a genocide survivor, recently celebrated her 98th birthday with family and friends. Mary Allukian was born on Feb. 12, 1909 in Aintab, in Turkish-Armenia, the third child of
Benjamin Nahabedian and Lucy (Touzjian) Nahabedian. Her older siblings were Sarkis and Lydia (Bakerjian) Sulahian both now deceased. At about the age of 8, there was a knock at the door of her family's home. Mary opened the door and the Turkish police asked her where her father was. She said, "in the next room." She never again saw her father, who was a coppersmith and head of the labor union. He was taken away and killed. Her mother was then pregnant and as well had five children, 12 and under, including Mary's two younger siblings, Ethel Roubian (now deceased) and Theodore (Toros) Nahabedian, now 95 years old. As Mary's mother could not afford to feed her five children, she put Mary in an orphanage, but Mary was returned to her mother after a while because she was constantly crying. The orphanage said that Mary would die if she stayed there. The orphanage then gave her mother a gold piece each month so that she could feed her children. Soon after the birth of her sixth child, the new baby died. This was another tragedy of the Armenian Genocide.
When she was 18, her family, which now lived in Aleppo, had a visitor from the United States who was originally from Aintab and told the family stories about what life was like in America. Mary was on the floor with the other children listening to the stories. The visitor, Myron Allukian, found Mary appealing and eventually asked Mary's mother for her daughter's hand in marriage. They were married on January 28, 1928 in Aleppo, Syria, in the Armenian school. Myron Allukian then brought Mary back to America and they lived in Watertown for several years when they had their first child, Doris (Allukian) Maranjian and then a son, Dr. Myron Allukian, jr. Soon after the birth of their second child, they moved to Boston and lived in the South End at 639 Tremont St., over Myron's store, the Standard Meat Market. Mary's husband lived up until 10 days short of his 102nd birthday; Mary was then 85 and they had been married for 66 years. For the next 10 years, Mary lived alone; then on Thanksgiving weekedn of 2003 she almost died of a heart attack, congestive heart failure and pneumonia. After several months of recuperation in hospitals and the Armenian Nursing Home, she returned to her own home where she lived to the end. Mary Allukian was know for her great cooking and passion for reading, which she did for several hours a day, still reading her original Bible. She had always admired her mother, who was one of 13 children, a hight school graduate and ahead of her time. It was not easy for a single mother in those days to raise five young children, especially during the genocide.

Facts
Born: February 12, 1909
Place of Birth: Aintab, Armenia
Death: January 3, 2008
Place of Death: Newton, Massachusetts
Occupation: HomeMaker
Hobbies: Cooking and reading
Organizations: Mary Allukian was given a proclamation by Governor Deval Patrick on April 20, 2007 at the state house commemoration honoring her as a survivor of the Armenian Genocide of 1915.
 
 
Burial:
Newton Cemetery and Crematory
Newton
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
 
Created by: Lulabell
Record added: Jan 10, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 23892008
Mary <i>Nahabedian</i> Allukian
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