Laurice Buchakjian

laurice buchakjian

August 4, 1928 ~ January 17, 2016

Laurice Buchakjian (nee Mounzer) 87, of Englewood, passed away peacefully on Sunday January 17, 2016. Beloved wife of the late Dikran Buchakjian. Devoted mother of Gilda and Serge and his wife Anita. Cherished Grandmother of Patille, Tamar, Taleen Kupelian and Nina and Mark Buchakjian. Laurice was born in Beirut, Lebanon to Chebli and Nazira Mounzer. She attended École des Soeurs Besançon where she also taught for one year upon graduation. She then joined the Ministry of Telecommunication (PTT). She was married at the St. Nishan Armenian Apostolic Church in Beirut to Dikran Buchakjian. Laurice studied and mastered the Armenian language within a year, much to the amazement of her extended family and community, adding to her fluency in French, Arabic and basic German. Together with her husband's jewelry business she continued to support her family by working at the PTT for over 30 years, holding positions with increasing levels of responsibility. She emigrated to the US with her husband and two children, while commuting back and forth to war torn Beirut, and initially settled in Los Angeles, CA and then in River Edge, NJ and eventually in Englewood, NJ. Respected and deeply loved by all who came in contact with her, Laurice was always referred to as "the lady to emulate". She was a role model by her demeanor and grace, member of the Armenian Presbyterian Church in Paramus and the First Presbyterian Church in Englewood, the Women's Club of Englewood and Senior Citizens Center of Englewood where she taught conversational French. A devout Christian who made sure she attended church no matter what denomination every Sunday. Laurice devoted her life to her family unconditionally. The family will receive their friends and relatives on Thursday 5 – 9pm, service at 8:00pm, at the Frank A. Patti and Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home 327 Main Street "opposite the Fort Lee Library". Funeral services will be held on Friday at St. Leon Armenian Apostolic Church at 10:00 AM. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Armenian Nursing and Rehabilitation Center 70 Main Street, Emerson, NJ 07630. For condolences, directions, information call (201) 944-0100 or www.frankpatti.com

Services

Funeral Service: January 22, 2016 10:00 am

St. Leon's Armenian Apostolic Church
12-61 Saddle River Road
Fairlawn, NJ 07410


Visitation at Funeral Home: January 21, 2016 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Frank A. Patti & Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home
327 Main Street
Fort Lee, NJ 07024


Final Resting Place:

George Washington Memorial Park.
Paramus & Century Roads
Paramus, NJ 07653-0021


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  1. Our deep sadness for your loss. We hope her beautiful memories will cherish your lives and you will continue admiring her courage and smile.
    Our love,
    Kherlopian family

  2. Serge, Anita, Nina, Mark, and family,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time. May our Lord grant you peace in the knowledge that one day you will be reunited with her and all of us that believe in Him. Remember that as long as she's in your heart and mind she will be forever alive. A big hug from both of us. We'll see you on Thursday.

    Bert & Sandy

  3. Laurice indeed was a very generous welcoming person. When ever I went to her home I felt most comfortable. I always would see her with a smile. Rest in peace with God.

    Doug & Lauren

  4. Dear Serge and Anita,
    Please accept my heartfelt condolences in your time of sadness. I remember her graciousness and elegance. The poem by Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Best expresses the legacy of mothers like your mother.
    "To laugh often and much
    To win the respect of intelligent people
    And the affection of children
    To earn the appreciation of honest criticsand endure the betrayal of false friend;
    To find the best in others;
    To leave the world a bit betterwhether by a healthy child, a garden patch
    Or a redeemed social conditions; to know
    Even one life has breathed easier
    Because you have lived.
    This is to have succeeded"

    With love
    Malvina

  5. My families thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this difficult time.
    We all know she is in a better place now and is reunited with her creator!
    God Bless!

    Greg

  6. So very sorry to hear of the passing of Laurice. May God comfort and sustain you during this difficult time.

  7. On behalf of the Buchakjian family that is living in Lebanon, I would like to present our sincere condolences to the family of Laurice Buchakjian.
    May her soul rest in peace.

    Nathalie Buchakjian (Abou Jaoude) and Ghazi Abou Jaoude, and their children Paul & Patrick
    Sarkis and Annie Buchakjian
    Karina, Irene and Gregory Buchakjian

  8. Սիրելի Կիլտա եւ զաւակներ, Սերժ եւ Անիթա եւ զաւակներ,

    Ի՛նչ պայմանները տակ, ե՛րբ որ ալ հասնի մայր կորսնցնելու անխուսափելիութիւնը՝ ամենախոր ընդերքներէն կը խոցէ զաւակին սիրտը։ Եւ հակառակ որ կը մտածէք թէ ան ազատեցաւ իր վերջին տարիներու կացութենէն, սակայն ինչ որ ձեր մայրը տուաւ իր կեանքին իւրաքանչիւր օրը, այնքան անհուն էր եւ անոյշ որ իր ֆիզիքական բացակայութիւնը կը ճզմէ ձեր սիրտը, հիմա կը ճզմէ աւելի՛։
    Ժամանակը կը հաշտեցնէ ձեզ ձեր վիշտիդ հետ, եւ կը մնայ անոյշ յիշատակներու անթառամ ծաղկեփունջը, որուն միջոցով Մաման գոյն ու արեւ կը բերէ օրերուն։
    Աստուած թող լուսաւորէ հոգին Տիկին Լորիս Պչաքճեանին։ Ու ձեր ընտանիքին թող մնայ օրհնանքը իբրեւ մայր եւ մեծմայր զինք ունեցած ըլլալու։
    Դուք բարի հրեշտակի պէս զինք խնամեցիք ու սիրեցիք մինչեւ վերջին շունչը։
    Թող Տէրը վարձատրէ ձեզ եւ աղուոր տարիներ շնորհէ ձեր զաւակներուն հետ, բոլոր սիրելիներուն հետ։

    Հին հարազատի նման կը վշտակցիմ ձեր սուգին։

    Սիրով՝
    Վեհանոյշ

  9. Dear Gilda, Serge, Anita, Patille, Tamar, Taleen, Nina and Mark,
    Our deepest condolences for your loss
    Laurice was such a beautiful soul.
    May she rest in peace.
    Our thoughts are with you in this sad moment.
    With much love,
    The Ateshian family

  10. Dear Serge,
    Maria-Sabina and the rest of the family join me in presenting our deepest condolences to you, your sister Gilda and the rest of the family. loosing a mother, at any age, is loosing part of one's self, one's childhood, one's being – we keep her and you in our prayers. with much affection – Charles

  11. Dear Gilda and the Family,
    Vartan Garniki, Anahid, and the family offer their deepest condolences for your loss.
    May her soul rest in peace
    We know how difficult this must be for you. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    May God bless you and your family during this time and always,

    Oganesian Family

  12. Dearest Gilda and family and dearest Serge and family

    My condolences to you all on the loss of you beloved mother and grandmother. She will be fondly remembered and missed by the Munzer family in JHB South Africa.- a sister-in-law, an aunt and a Godmother. She is now Home and reunited with all those she loves in Heaven. MHDSRIP.

    Our thoughts are with you. God be with you during this sad time

    With sympathy and love
    Bernie

  13. Dearest Gilda and family and dearest Serge and family

    You are all held in our prayers and thoughts especially today, we trust that you draw strength form God’s loving mercy.

    We ,all were so priviledged to have met with dear Aunty Laurice both in Lebanon and in South Africa.
    We had the pleasure of her company and hospitality.
    A true gracious lady and a roll model to all, she is fondly loved and we will always have loving memories of her, gone home to Heaven but always in with you in your hearts.

    With sincere sympathy
    The Magua Family[ extend family of late Michel Mounzer, our Brother-in Law]
    Joe, Louise, and Belinda from Johannesburg South Africa
    Michael and family from Cape Town South Africa

  14. Dear Gilda, Anita, and Serge,

    Magda and I were saddened to learn of Mom's passing. She was a very special person and she will be greatly missed. There is no doubt that her legacy will live on through the wonderful family she raised and led.

    With Condolences,

    Magda and Larry

  15. I would like to extend my heartfelt condolences to the family on the loss of your loved one. May God almighty, father of tender mercies and all comfort continue to strengthen you all (2 Corinthians 1:3,4). How eager we all are to see the fulfillment of Gods promise to completely remove death, tears, mourning, outcry and pain (Revelation 21:4). The Bible also provides assurance of the resurrection hope for our dead loved ones (John 5:25). May these promises from God bring you comfort. You can learn more about Gods purposes at http://www.jw.org


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