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HAVERHILL: Virginia (Mardigian) Ohanesian, 94, of Haverhill, died peacefully Tuesday, February 16, 2016, at Hannah Duston Nursing Home in Haverhill. She was the beloved wife of the late Edward Ohanesian, who died in 1977.

Born in Roslindale, March 24, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Kaloust and Azniv (Ajemian) Mardigian and was a graduate of Roxbury Memorial High School for Girls, Class of 1938. Mrs. Ohanesian worked as a sales clerk at the former Mitchell’s Department Store in downtown Haverhill. After they closed their doors, she worked for the Mills family, who ran Windows Within, a custom drapery business.

Virginia was a member of the Apostolic Armenian Church at Hye Pointe in Haverhill.

She is survived by her beloved cousin, Edvard Hovnanian, along with several nieces, nephews, and her longtime, dear friends, Carol and Ron Mills and their family. She was predeceased by her sister-in-law, Ruth Onesian.

An hour of visitation was held Thursday, February 18, 2016, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., at the Monument Square Chapel of Paul C. Rogers Family-Carnevale Funeral Home, 334 Main Street, Haverhill, immediately followed by funeral services at the funeral home, with The Reverend Father Vart Gyozalian of the Apostolic Armenian Church at Hye Pointe in Haverhill, officiating. Interment will be in Linwood Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Building Fund of The Apostolic Armenian Church at Hye Pointe, Post Office Box 8069, Haverhill, MA 01835. For directions or further information, you can visit us at www.RogersCarnevale.com.
Published on  February 17, 2016
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