Nellie Asadoorian

Nellie Asadoorian 92, of Bedford, N.H. died on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at Bel-Air Nursing Home in Goffstown, N.H.

She was born in Binghamton, N.Y. a first generation Armenian-American, and daughter of Krikor and Eliz.

After finishing school she left for Washington D.C. to work in what was then known as the ‘War Dept.” but later became the Dept. of Defense.

When she married her husband Levon, they settled in Bethesda, MD to raise a family. During that time she was an active volunteer with the American Red Cross and Armenian fund raising activities.

After moving to Bedford, N.H. in 1955, she continued her volunteer work with the Red Cross and St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Manchester.

When Levon died in 1973, she started working at Jordan Marsh (Macy’s) until her retirement in 1989.

Her passion for her family, cooking Armenian food, and her love of animals and especially birds, will continue with all of us. Family gatherings will not be the same without her.

Her family includes a daughter and son-in-law, Sona & Dennis Hirth of Merrimack, N.H. and a son and daughter-in-law, Shant & Jane Asadoorian of Raleigh, N.C. Also included are five grandchildren, Greta & Jack McCann of Hampton, N.H., Rebecca & Anthony Avazis of Port Washington, N.Y., Eric Hirth of N.Y.C., Carol & Dave Anderson of Washington, D.C., and Lee Asadoorian of San Diego, CA. Lastly she was blessed with eight great-grandchildren which she adored, Aria, Dustin, Jared, Levon, Jack and Tucker McCann and Lucas and Ellie Avazis.

There are no calling hours. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Animal Rescue League of NH, 545 Rte 101, Bedford, NH 03110.

The Rivet Funeral Home in Merrimack is in charge of arrangements.

To sign an online guestbook, go to www.rivetfuneral