Alice T. (Taneian) Bogdasarian, of The Southgate Community in Shrewsbury, a longtime Binghamton, New York resident died Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at the Rose Monahan Residence in Worcester. She was 92.
Born November 14, 1922 in Guttenberg, New Jersey she was a daughter of Armenian immigrants Boghos and Haiganoush (Dirhemjan) Taneian. She married John M. Bogdasarian on April 27, 1946 and was married to him until his death on January 15, 2010. She and John lived most of their lives in Binghamton, New York and wintered in Boca Raton. She moved to Shrewsbury just six months ago.
Alice was active in the Binghamton community in which she volunteered for over 50 years at Lourdes Hospital and was recently honored by the hospital for her years of service. She was also a member of the Monday Afternoon Club and a founding member and past-president of the Inner Wheel Circle of the Women's Rotary Club. She was active in the Armenian churches in both Binghamton and Boca Raton.
Alice's life centered on her family and she will be long remembered for her talented cooking of Armenian dishes and pastries. In a family dominated by three generations of women she welcomed the first boy born into the family in almost 100 years, her great-grandson, Percival James Secor.
In heaven Alice joins her husband and her siblings, Beatrice Kassapian and her twin, Rosemarie Goulian.
On earth she leaves her daughters, Rosemarie B. Peelle and her husband, Kenneth of North Andover, Suzanne L. Schoettinger and her husband, Douglas of Midland, Michigan and Valerie B. Stachnick and her husband, James of Manhattan, New York; her granddaughters, Brooke Guthrie, Lydia Peelle, Katie Diener, Leigh Schoettinger and Agnes Stachnik; 8 great-grandchildren; her sister, Gloria Kouzoujian of Stamford, Connecticut; nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will gather to honor and remember Alice's life on Saturday, May 2, 2015 in The Chapel at Lourdes Hospital, 169 Riverside Drive, Binghamton, NY 13905 where her Memorial Service will be held at 3 p.m. Burial is in Vestal Hills Cemetery in Vestal, New York.
Memorials in her name may be made to Lourdes Hospital Foundation, 169 Riverside Drive, Suite 103, Binghamton, NY 13005 and John and Alice Bogdasarian Memorial Fund, Armenian Missionary Association of America, 31 West Century Road, Paramus, New Jersey 07652
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