Ann Assadourian
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Monday
23
December

Visitation

10:30 am - 11:30 am
Monday, December 23, 2019
St. Leon's Armenian Apostolic Church
12-61 Saddle River Road
Fairlawn, New Jersey, United States
Monday
23
December

Funeral Service

11:30 am
Monday, December 23, 2019
St. Leon's Armenian Apostolic Church
12-61 Saddle River Road
Fairlawn, New Jersey, United States

Final Resting Place

Cedar Grove
130-04 Horace Harding Expressway
Flushing, Queens, New York, United States

Obituary of Ann Assadourian

Assadourian, Ann (nee: Mendikian), age 89, of North Bergen, NJ, on Thursday, December 19, 2019. Born in Washington Heights, New York, to Aram Mendikian, of Kayseri, Turkey, and Rose (Tekeyan), of Izmir, Turkey, Ann was raised in Flushing, New York. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Queens College, of Flushing, NY. Ann was an exceptional academic who spoke six languages, including Armenian, Turkish, Spanish, French, Portuguese and English. She married Dr. Fred Assadourian in 1954. Their two month honeymoon in Europe was just the first of their many adventures throughout the world. In addition to travel, they both shared a passion for, and were actively involved in Armenian causes and the Armenian Church. Ann was a dedicated parishioner and member of the Women's Guild of Holy Cross Armenian Church, of Union City, NJ. She also was a highly efficient and steadfast assistant to her husband in the editing and reviewing of Armenian books and publications. She poured love and attention into everything she did, whether it be advocating for Armenian causes, nurturing her cherished family or friendships, or attending to her lovely garden. Ann was a unique and outstanding mother, wife, daughter and sister. Ann's family received her passionate care and deep love for them in so many special ways. Ann will be forever and lovingly remembered for her quick mind, inquisitive nature, inexhaustible patience, her astute insight and wisdom, her endearing sense of humor and love for a play on words, her gentle heart, her ever supportive and encouraging ways, her particular gift for welcoming and engaging each and every caller and visitor to her home with special attention and enthusiasm, making all feel uniquely appreciated, her sense of fun and slightly mischievous inclinations, her enjoyment of entertaining long time friends at late night bridge games, her love of classical music, nature and small animals, her warm and vibrant smile, typically colored in lively coral, and her favorite things: sunflowers, cardinals, and the color yellow. Treasured wife of the late Dr. Fred Assadourian. Beloved mother of Gary and his wife, Ana, Brian and his wife, Lisa, and loving grandmother to their son, Aram. Dear sister of the late Margaret Mendikian. The family received friends and extended family on Monday, December 23, 2019, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., at St. Leon's Armenian Apostolic Church, Fairlawn, NJ. Religious services were held at 11:30 a.m. Interment followed at Cedar Grove Cemetery, Flushing, NY. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Leon's Armenian Church, Fairlawn, NJ, or Holy Cross Armenian Church, Union City, NJ.
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