In Memoriam

ANAHID NAJARIAN (July 30, 1937-December 14, 2023)

His Eminence Archbishop Anoushavan and the Religious and Lay Councils were saddened to learn of the death of Anahid Najarian, of Watertown, Massachusetts, on Thursday, December 14.     

Born in Aleppo, Syria, on July 30, 1937, she was the daughter of the late Norair and Zenount Artinian. She moved to the United States in 1967, and soon started her life in Watertown.     

Devoted wife to her loving husband Nishan, they were married for fifty years prior to his passing in 2022. Together, they were a fixture in the St. Stephen’s Armenian community.   

She is survived by her daughter Sonia, her son Ara (Christine), and her grandsons Andrew and Wyatt. In addition to her husband, she also lost her brothers Haroutun and Vartan. She is also survived by loving nieces and nephews.   

She served as a National Representative Assembly delegate (1999-2007) as well as secretary of the Board of Trustees and Ladies Guild Chairlady. She also worked as a Saturday school teacher and was a choir member.  

The funeral was held at St. Stephens’ Church (Watertown, Massachusetts) on Monday, December 18, followed by a private interment. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Alzheimer’s Association, in memory of Anahid Najarian or to Saint Stephen’s Armenian Church.  

The Prelacy extends its condolences to her family and loved ones. May God illuminate her soul.