Assadourian, Ann (nee: Mendikian) age 89, of North Bergen, 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. She married Dr. Fred Assadourian in 1954. Their two month honeymoon in Europe was 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. She was a dedicated parishioner and member of the Women’s Guild of Holy Cross Armenian Church of Union City, NJ. She assisted her husband in the editing and reviewing of Armenian publications. She poured love and attention into everything she did, whether it be advocating for Armenian causes, attending to her garden, nurturing her friendships, and, most importantly her cherished family. Ann was a unique and outstanding mother, wife, daughter and sister. Each and every member of her family received Ann’s passionate care and love. Beloved wife of the late Dr. Fred Assadourian. Devoted mother of Gary and his wife Ana, Brian and his wife Lisa, and loving grandmother to their son Aram and dear sister of the late Margaret Mendikian.
The family will receive their friends and family on Monday December 23, 2019 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am in St. Leon's Armenian Apostolic Church (Fairlawn, NJ) Religious services will begin at 11:30 am. Interment will follow at Cedar Grove Cemetery (Flushing, Queens). In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Leon’s Armenian Church (Fairlawn, NJ) or Holy Cross Armenian Church (Union City, NJ).